Some experts believe that Miguel Berchelt and Oscar Valdez could provide this generation’s version of the legendary rivalry of Erik Morales and Antonio Antonio Barrera.
If that doesn’t hype you up for this coming Saturday’s WBC super featherweight fight at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, then how about this: these two fighters have combined for 61 wins and 56 knockouts against just a loss. Get the important details of this match, including a brief background for each fighter and along with the latest Berchelt vs Valdez odds in our online BTC sportsbook.
Miguel Berchelt vs. Oscar Valdez Fight Info
- When: Saturday, February 20, 2021. 10pm ET.
- Where: MGM Grand Conference Center, Las Vegas
- TV: ESPN (US) / Premier Sports (UK)
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- Boxing Betting Odds: Miguel Berchelt (-435) / Oscar Valdez (+302)
Why is Miguel Berchelt a Safe Boxing Betting Pick?
- Record: 33-1-0 / 34 KOs
Straight out of Cancun, Berchelt’s confidence seems to be through the roof, heading into his showdown with Valdez. The reigning WBC super featherweight champion must have forgotten how it feels like to lose, as he has not suffered a defeat since 2014 when he got knocked out by Luis Eduardo Florez.
Since then, Bercheltz has put together an incredible undefeated streak that stretched to 17 fights after engaging in a fight against Eleazar Valenzuela in June of last year that resulted in a No Contest. Berchelt was initially declared the winner of that fight but was eventually ruled as a No Contest due to technicalities.
In any case, there’s no denying the power of Berchelt, who has 33 knockouts in his impressive career. On paper, it appears that Berchelt will overpower Valdez with his size advantage and crippling power. Berchelt stands two inches taller than the 5’5″ Valdez and has a significant 5.5-inch reach advantage. No wonder he’s the favorite based on the boxing betting odds.
Why is Oscar Valdez a Safe Boxing Betting Pick?
- Record: 28-0-0 / 22 KOs
Unlike Berchelt, Valdez has actually not tasted a defeat in his pro career. In his last fight, Valdez scored a technical knockout victory against Jayson Velez in July of 2020 to extend his undefeated streak to 28 fights.
The Sonora native is a former champion himself, having held the WBO featherweight title from 2016-2019. His reign as the champion started when he won the vacant featherweight title of the WBO by beating Matias Rueda at MGM Grand almost five years ago.
Although Valdez is giving up height and reach to Berchelt, he’s built a reputation of being a tough as nails fighter who’s not terrified of anyone, which sounds cliched, but how else can you describe someone who’s managed to rack up 28 wins, 22 coming by way of knockouts? He comes into this bout as an underdog, eager to prove his doubters wrong this weekend.
Berchelt vs. Valdez Boxing Betting Trends
- Miguel Berchelt has fought three of his last fights in the United States.
- Miguel Berchelt kicked off his pro career with eight straight TKO wins.
- Oscar Valdez is 5-0 with two KO wins in world championship bouts.
- Oscar Valdez has six wins via unanimous decisions.
Berchelt vs. Valdez Expert Betting Prediction
This is a fight that can end in a blink of an eye. Both Berchelt and Valdez could simply be in a race to be the first one to land solid combinations for a knockout win.
Berchelt is the heavy favorite in this fight, considering his record and height and reach advantages, but then again, Valdez is undefeated in almost 30 fights, a feat that’s certainly required overcoming those physical shortcomings.
With two knockout artists in the ring this Saturday, don’t expect this bout to last more than seven rounds.