VIDEO: Oscar Valdez Receives a Grand Welcome in His Hometown Following Win Over Miguel Berchelt

VIDEO: Oscar Valdez Receives a Grand Welcome in His Hometown Following Win Over Miguel Berchelt

Oscar Valdez gave his career-best performance against Miguel Berchelt last Saturday when the Mexican pair fought for the WBC super-featherweight title. Valdez dethroned ‘Alacran’ in style and handed the latter his second professional loss.

Courtesy of his sensational win, the 30-year-old cemented his place at the top of the 130-pound division and became an overnight sensation. Furthermore, the undefeated boxer received a heroic welcome when he returned to his hometown in Mexico with the WBC gold.

The champion booked a fire-truck and stood at the front. The people present on the streets applauded him, and he even gave a signed shoe to a fan. He seemed no less than a superstar who greeted his fans with the same passion.

With a win over Berchelt, Valdez improved to 29-0, with a staggering 23 wins via T/KO. The 30-year-old dictated every single second of the fight and knocked his opponent down multiple times. Later in round 10, Valdez landed a cracking left hook to leave Berchelt unconscious on the canvas.

His punch impact was so bad that Berchelt had to be rushed to a nearby hospital for further scans and treatments.

Valdez will look to securing a few title defenses in his new weight class to prove that his insane finish over Berchelt was not a one-off. Moreover, given his status as a double champion, he will have even more pressure on him in his next outing.

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What’s next for Oscar Valdez?

Valdez is now open to fighting any and everyone in this division. However, a fight that’ll intrigue his fans is a 12-round war with the undefeated super-featherweight prospect, Shakur Stevenson.

Right after the 30-year-old’s title, ‘Fearless’ took it to his Twitter handle to call out the champion. He wrote, “Congrats champ @oscarvaldez56 I respect what you did tonight surprised me.. It’s only 1 FIGHT to make now!”

The prospect of a battle between these two resilient undefeated boxers is extremely captivating, as it has the audacity to cater to a vast audience. Furthermore, it’ll be interesting to see if Valdez can actually stop the young-gun Stevenson if they ever collide.

‘Fearless’ is yet to bag a reply from the newly crowned champion, but fans would expect a fight between the duo for late 2021.

For now, though, Valdez will bask in the glory and adulation of his hometown fans.

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