WBC super featherweight champion Miguel ‘El Alacran’ Berchelt (36-1 32 KOs) weighed in at 129.8 pounds on Friday for his voluntary defense against #4 WBC Jason Sosa (23-3-4, 16 KOs) on Saturday night.
Sosa weighed in at 128.2 lbs. Neither fighter had problems on the scales today, but that’s expected as both fighters are professionals and don’t slip up in amateurish ways like we saw from WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev for his weigh-in on Friday for his title defense against Saul Canelo Alvarez.
Miguel Berchelt vs. Jason Sosa Fight 2019
Date: Nov 02, 2019 | Start time: 9:00 pm ET
TV Channel: ESPN | Under card stream: ESPN
Venue: Dignity Health Sports Park, in Carson, California.
Berchelt vs. Sosa will be shown on ESPN and ESPN deportes from the Dignity Health Sports Park, in Carson, California.
Berchelt making his sixth defense
This will be Berchelt’s sixth defense of his WBC belt, and likely one of the easiest. Sosa’s record in his last five fights is a woeful 3-2. The combined records for Sosa’s last three opponents is 58-25. You get the picture, right? Sosa has stopped losing because his opposition has gotten poor to the extreme.
This isn’t a fight that boxing fans wanted to see from the 27-year-old Berchelt. They want to see the Mexican native step it up against the likes of Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis, Oscar Valdez, Jamel Herring, Andrew Cancio and Vasiliy Lomachenko. Sosa is basically the same level of weak opposition Berchelt has been consistently facing since he captured the WBC 130 lb title two years ago against a shot Francisco Vargas.
Berchelt has been a professional for 9 years, and he STILL hasn’t had one career defining fight against an elite level super featherweight. You can’t count Vargas, because he was already over-the-hill when Berchelt fought him in 2017. Vargas was coming off of a HIGHLY controversial 12 round draw against Orlando Salido in June 2016 when he fought Berchelt in 2017.Subscribe Now