By Jon Uddin | 10/29/2019
In his second fight of 2019, WBC World Super-Featherweight Champion 🇲🇽Miguel Berchelt (36-1-0, 32KO👊) will make the sixth defense of his world title against former WBA Champion 🇺🇸Jason Sosa (23-3-4, 16KO👊) at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California on Saturday night.
Berchelt, 27, was last seen dominating Francisco Vargas, the man he took the WBC strap from in 2017, in their rematch six months ago in Tucson. The relentless technician that Berchelt is showed Vargas a mirror image of his younger self, breaking the 34 year old warrior from Tijuana down until his corner was forced to save their man from further damage and call the fight.
Saturday night the Cancun native will face Sosa who is taking the ring for the third time this year, most recently stopping Haskell Lydell Rhodes in seven rounds of a scheduled ten. The 31 year old Camden, New Jersey native has won three fights in a row, bouncing back from 2017 where he lost both of his fights that year to Vasiliy Lomachenko and Yuriokis Gamboa, the latter being highly controversial.
The bounce back, confidence building fights are over and the road gets rough once again for Sosa as he now gets what he asked for when he called Berchelt out after defeating Rhodes. Sosa must now figure out how to navigate his way through Berchelt’s relentless attack over 12 rounds, because the gameplan implemented against the previous three opponents he’s faced, to get inside and dig to the body while mixing in hard overhand rights, will be met with immediate resistance and push back from the strength and high volume output of Berchelt.
Being the last man standing when coming face to face with fighters like Vargas, Takashi Miura and Miguel Roman, has solidified Berchelt as one of boxings top all action fighters and his confidence in such will most likely lead to him immediately imposing his will on Sosa from the first round. Sosa has been around the block a few times with tough competition so he can find a way to survive some tough moments early on, but expect a fresh Berchelt to stay right on top of him round after round, culminating in a mid round stoppage.
TV: Saturday, ESPN 10:30pm ET/ 7:30pm PT