Miguel Berchelt vs Miguel Roman Preview Nov. 3rd
WBC Super Featherweight Champion Miguel Berchelt of Mexico will be defending his belt against fellow countryman Miguel ‘Mickey’ Roman in El Paso, Texas this Saturday, November 3rd. The 12-round bout can be seen live in the USA on ESPN+ while those in the UK and Ireland can catch the action on BoxNation. Berchelt’s last contest took place in June when he stopped Jonathan Victor Barros in the third round. Roman’s last outing was in also in June when he stopped Michel Marcano in the second round to defend his WBC FECARBOX Super Featherweight crown.
Berchelt vs Roman Betting Odds
- Miguel Roman +780
- Miguel Berchelt -1130
Berchelt is 26 years old and has an excellent record of 34-1 with 30 Kos. He turned pro back in 2010 and has 128 rounds under his belt since then. He stands 5-feet-7-inches tall with a reach of 71 inches. Berchelt’s record shows that he has quite a bit of power and his current knockout ratio is a very impressive 86 per cent. His lone loss was a first-round TKO at the hands of Luis Florez in 2014. Berchelt’s best wins have been against Barros, Takashi Miura, Francisco Vargas, George Jupp, Rene Gonzalez, Antonio Escalante, Carlos Reyes and Cristobal Cruz.
Berchelt had a fine amateur career and was a three-time national champion. He’s a fan-friendly boxer with an exciting style who gave fans a couple of classics against very tough customers in Vargas and Miura. He’s defending his title for the fourth time here and he definitely can’t take the dangerous Roman too lightly since he’s won several regional and minor titles as a pro. Berchelt can be hit, but has displayed a solid chin so far and it should be tested once again by the hard-hitting Roman on Saturday night.
Roman is now 32 years old and is seeking his first world title. He certainly likes to keep busy as he’s already fought 72 bouts since turning pro at the age of 17 in 2003 and has 438 rounds of experience under his belt. He stands 5-feet-5-inches tall with a 66.5-inch reach so he’s two inches shorter than the champion and also gives up 4.5 inches in reach. Roman enters the contest with a record of 60-12 with 47 big Kos. He’s been stopped just twice in his 12 losses so has a great chin. He also has good power with a knockout ratio of 65 per cent.
Even though he’s been beaten 12 times, Roman has lost just twice in his last 23 bouts, which were to Takashi Miura by 12th-round stoppage in January of 2017 and to Dante Jordan by 12-round unanimous decision in 2012. Roman’s also been beaten by Antonio DeMarco, Javier Fortuna, Jonathan Barros, Antonio Escalante, Miguel Beltran Jr., Fernando Beltran, Eduardo Escobedo, Jorge Solis, Genaro Garcia and Michael Domingo with DeMarco being the only other foe to stop him.
Roman’s also an exciting fighter with a fan-friendly style who doesn’t mind going toe-to-toe with his opponents so this has the potential of being a candidate for fight of the year. He has wins over Orlando Salido, Edgar Puerta, Ricardo Castillo, Daniel Ponce DeLeon, Juan Carlos Salgado, Cesar Soto and Tyrone Harris. While he’s a fine boxer who likes to mix things up, he’s usually fallen just short when stepping up in class. He likes to throw as many punches as possible and doesn’t mind taking a shot or two to land one of his own.
Roman’s confidence should be sky high at the moment after his last 10 victories have all come by stoppage, including a win over Orlando Salido. However, he’s facing somebody who can hit just as hard as himself or even harder in Berchelt. In addition, the champion as distinct reach advantage and is also a couple of inches taller. This bout could feature some excellent toe-to-toe action, but I think Berchelt will retain his crown when it’s said and done.
Berchelt is bigger, stronger and younger, but this could be the fight of the year.
Play: Berchelt -1130 @ BetOnline.ag
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