By: Albert Alvarez
Saturday night at the Forum in Inglewood, California, vicious punchers Miguel Berchelt and Takashi Miura slug it out for the WBC World super featherweight title.
Berchelt is on an impressive knockout streak with a 31-1 record that includes 28 big knockouts. Berchelt has not eye balled a decision since 2012 and is coming off a big January win over Francisco Vargas in an exciting toe to toe shootout.
Berchelt fights out of an orthodox stance and his jab is a stiff dagger, employed to cause damage on impact instead of just seeking range with it.
Takashi Miura 31-3-2 also has dynamite in both hands with 24 knockouts. Miura has had his hand raised in five of his last six fights, and he’s coming off a January victory over Miguel Roman.
Miura is a southpaw heavy handed Japanese boxer. Miura is a tough as nails fighter with a granite chin.
This clash is going to be a edge of your seat toe to toe fight between two offensive minded power punchers. So if you love action fights, this clash is a must-watch affair.
Picking a winner is tough, I feel that it will come down to attrition and will. I like Berchelt in this one and believe he holds a slight edge in punching power.
It’s going to be a close fight, but I see Berchelt’s powerful combinations being a bit too much for Miura and will stop Miura inside of 10 brutal rounds.