OSCAR VALDEZ won Mexican bragging rights in brutal fashion as he left Miguel Berchelt out cold.
The countrymen, who have feuded since their amateur days, finally settled the score in Top Rank’s behind closed doors bubble in Las Vegas.
Oscar Valdez brutally knocked out Miguel Berchelt[/caption]
Miguel Berchelt recovers after his defeat[/caption]
Oscar Valdez won the WBC super-featherweight title[/caption]
Valdez, a training partner of Canelo Alvarez, asserted himself as the dominant and more accurate puncher from the off.
The ex-featherweight champion made a breakthrough in round four after a left hook wobbled Berchelt, who was defending his WBC super-feather title.
Valdez, 30, kept up the pressure and after a barrage of shot landed, a standing eight-count was called.
Berchelt, 29, found himself on the deck again in the ninth after the challenger turned southpaw and again found the target with a rapid combination.
Valdez sensed blood and chance to become a two-weight champion and in round ten he emphatically closed the show.
As Berchelt rushed forward, the double Olympian ducked under a hook and his counter left hand connected right on the money, viciously ending it all there.
Valdez let out a war cry and rushed around the ring having achieved his dream of winning the famous green and gold Mexican WBC belt.
Meanwhile Berchelt was left folded and face down on the canvas.
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