Berchelt set for title defense Saturday

WBC super featherweight champion Miguel “Alacrán” Berchelt has arrived in Cancun to defend his title Saturday at the Oasis Arena. Berchelt (32-1, 28 KOs) meets Maxwell Awuku (44-3-1, 30 KOs). “I am very happy to be home,” said Berchelt. “I fulfilled one of my dreams: to present myself to my people as world champion. I chose to do this fight in Cancun because I had to show my people that the result of my seven years of work is paying off. This very important for me.”

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“I’m not really concerned that there are opponent changes, because I trained to win and I’m ready for whatever comes my way in the ring. I’m risking my crown in front my people and I just have one thing in mind. To win. I’ll go do my fight and seek to win by any means.”

“I’m focused on Maxwell Awuku Saturday, and after that I would love to face “Mickey” Roman, but I know that will be in another scenario because it would need to be in Las Vegas or elsewhere in the US.

“Fighting here in Cancun means a lot to me because this is my home…I must confess that I am sacrificing part of the economic package, but I wanted to be here with my people!”

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