Berchelt to make fourth defense of WBC super featherweight title
LIVE on Saturday at the Don Haskins Center, 9:30 p.m. ET on ESPN+
Undercard broadcast begins at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN+
Photo credits: Mikey Williams / Top Rank
EL PASO, Texas – On paper, it was one of the best action fights that could’ve been made. WBC super featherweight champion Miguel “El Alacran” Berchelt and Miguel “Mickey” Roman have promised to deliver on the lofty expectations, Saturday at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas.
Berchelt-Roman and Miguel Marriaga-Jose Estrella will stream live in the United States beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET on ESPN+ —the new multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer & International segment in conjunction with ESPN.
The entire undercard will stream live on ESPN+ beginning at 6 p.m. ET and includes 2016 Brazialian Olympian gold medalist Robson Conceicao (9-0, 5 KOs) against Joey Laviolette (9-1, 5 KOs) in an eight-round super featherweight bout. The card will also see the long-awaited return of Saul “Neno” Rodriguez (21-0-1, 15 KOs), who will face Claudio Tapia (28-18-4, 13 KOs) in a 10-rounder at lightweight.
“Styles make fights. I am going to take the first round or two to feel him out. Then, I’ll make the adjustments, and if I have to go all out, I will.”
Miguel “Mickey” Roman
On fighting close to his hometown of Juarez, Mexico
“It’s definitely a great motivation for me. When I fight here in El Paso, a lot of people support me from all over, like Las Cruces, Albuquerque, and all around El Paso and Juarez.”
On his message to the fans of El Paso
“This is the fight that everybody wanted to see. Boxing people wanted to see this fight, and I’m willing to put everything on the line. Whatever I have, I will leave it in the ring.”
On the crowd that will be attendance
“The people are going to be divided. The arena is going to be divided. They will be rooting for me and Berchelt. He’s a champion. He has a lot of fans, too. Believe me, I’m going to do part and do my best in the ring. This will be the fight of my life.”