Berchelt TKOs Barros

By Robert Ecksel on June 23, 2018
Berchelt TKOs Barros
A left hook dropped Barros at the end of round two. (Luis Perez/AFP/Getty Images)

WBC super featherweight champion Miguel Berchelt stopped Jonathan Victor Barros at 1:53 of the third round…

Saturday night at Polyforum Zam Ná in Merida, Yucatán, Mexico, WBC super featherweight champion Miguel Berchelt (34-1, 30 KOs), the 26-year-old knockout artist from Cancun, successfully defended his title by stopping Jonathan Victor Barros (41-6-1, 22 KOs), the 34-year-old veteran from Ciudad Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina, at 1:53 of the third round.

Berchelt had all the advantages going in. He was younger. He was bigger. He was stronger than his challenger. A left hook dropped Barros at the end of round two. He went down again in the third, this time from a right to the jaw, forcing his corner to thrown in the towel after a third knockdown was ruled a slip.

“I felt strong,” said Berchelt after the bout. “There was no way the Argentinean was beating me in front of my people in Yucatan. Thank God. I feel happy and I gave them a triumph.

“Now for Micky Roman, you have to answer for everything you said. Get ready because I’m going to tear your head off. We’ll be ready to put you back into reality. You’re going to swallow every word you said about me. I will answer you with my fists and my crushing victory.”

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  1. Koolz 04:27pm, 06/24/2018

    Miguel Berchelt vs Jonathan Victor Barros

    with the WORLD CUP happening it’s hard to keep up!

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