Miguel Berchelt TKO6 Eleazar Valenzuela... WBC super featherweight champion Miguel Berchelt shook off the ring rust Saturday evening in Mexico City, stopping Eleazar Valenzuela [a former flyweight] in the sixth round of a lightweight non-title bout at TV Azteca Studios. Berchelt (38-1, 34 KOs) knocked down Valenzuela (21-14-4, 16 KOs) in the opening round, then continued with a body-head assault until the referee stopped the contest.It was a sustained offensive output for Berchelt, who landed 201 of 321 power blows (62.6 percent connect rate). Valenzuela landed only 37 of 305 total punches. For Berchelt, he can look ahead to the potential all-Mexican title showdown against Oscar Valdez, the former featherweight world title holder.
"Now what follows is the expected fight against Oscar Valdez," Berchelt said. "Every fan wants to see that fight, and we are ready for that war. "I felt great, but the altitude Mexico City hit me a little bit. It is not easy to fight in Mexico City, but thank God we got the victory. Eleazar is a tough fighter. He endured everything I threw at him. He gained my respect. My experience as world champion pushed me forward." source: top rank
NOTE: There is some question as to whether this fight will count on the boxers' records, as there was no local commission present.