Oscar Valdez put on the performance of his life when it mattered most, as he knocked Miguel Berchelt out cold, in round 10.
Valdez claimed the WBC super featherweight title after scoring three knockdowns throughout the bout, becoming a two-time world champion.
Valdez controlled the fight from the start, standing firm in the centre of the ring, controlling the range and letting his jab fly.
Throughout the fight, Valdez didn’t ease up and was consistent with his attack, every punch was thrown with bad intentions.
Several minutes after the knockout, Berchelt was still down and not moving, but was thankfully moved into a sitting position from a physician.
He was taken straight to a local trauma centre post-fight.
As for Valdez, he touched on how much this victory meant to him.
“I said it before, there’s nothing better in life than proving people wrong,” Valdez said.
“I have a list of people who doubted me, my idols doubted me, analysts doubted me.”
“I’ve got a message for everybody, don’t let anybody tell you what you can and can’t do.”
Valdez now moves to 29-0, and the whole featherweight division has been put on notice after that performance.
After this performance, Top Rank’s president Todd DuBoef said he would love to set up a fight between him and Shakur Stevenson.
Stevenson (15-0, 8 KOs), was in attendance, inside the “bubble” on saturday, and has expressed interest to fighting Valdez.
We could potentially see this fight take place next.
Who would you like to see Oscar Valdez defend the WBC title against?