Earlier this year we saw Takashi Miura (31-3-2, 24) [三浦 隆司] defeat Miguel Roman in a FOTY contender. That bout wasn't just thrilling with non-stop action but it was also a WBC Super Featherweight world title eliminator with the winner becoming the mandatory title challenger. As the mandatory Miura, or rather his team, was ordered to begin negotiations with WBC world champion Miguel Berchelt (31-1, 28), who claimed the title on the same night that Miura beat Roman.
Multiple sources are now reporting that a deal has been reached between Berchelt and Miura with the teams agreeing to hold the bout on June 24th in the US.
Although the details haven't all been announced it does seem like the contest will take place in Los Angeles, California, with a specific venue set to be announced in the near future.
The bout pits Miura, a former champion, up against a rising star in Berchelt with both men havign exciting action styles which should have fans on the edge of their seat. Both men are huge punchers, both are tough and both can be hurt.
Miura, best known in the US for his loss to Francisco Vargas, has been in there with the likes of Takahashi Uchiyama, Sergio Thompson and the aforementioned Vargas. He has dropped all 3 of those men, and been dropped by all 3, and although a crude fighter he is rarely in a poor fight with his left hand carrying serious dynamite. As for Berchelt he is a much more natural boxer-puncher, and has shown lovely movement and an under-rated boxing brain, but his sole loss has left questions over his chin, with the Mexican have been stopped been stopped in a round by the heavy handed Luis Eduardo Florez. Since his sole loss Berchelt has gone 10-0 (10) stopping the likes of Rene Gonzalez, Sergio Puente, Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo and Vargas, who he stopped last time out for the title.
The bout is likely to feature a stacked under-card and given the way Golden boy have show cased these fighters in the past it's likely that we'll be in for a genuine treat.
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