Berchelt has a lot of talent, but the question is whether his power will carry up to the 135-lb division. He was viewed as the #1 fighter at super featherweight from 2017 to 2021.
But in Berchelt’s last fight against Oscar Valdez in February 2021, he looked drained, weak, and not the fighter he’d been during his best years.
By moving up in weight to 135, Berchelt hopes to dethrone four-belt lightweight champion George Kambosos Jr to become a two-division world champion.
Unfortunately for Berchelt, he might not get to Kambosos before he loses his titles to WBC champion Devin Haney on June 5th.
Kambosos is considered a vulnerable champion, and there’s a good chance if he doesn’t lose to Haney, he’ll get beaten by Ryan Garcia or Vasyl Lomachenko.
Berchelt (38-2, 34 KOs) is coming off a 13-month layoff since losing his WBC 130-lb title in the 10th round knockout defeat against Oscar Valdez.
“Well, I want the [George] Kambosos fight because he has all the titles. I want to become the second undisputed Mexican champion,” said Miguel Berchelt to Fight Hub TV about him wanting to follow in Canelo Alvarez’s footsteps.
“Yeah, I think so. I’d love that fight,” said Berchelt when asked if he thinks he can beat Kambosos. “If you were to ask me one man I’d like to fight, it would be Kambosos. I want to show I’m ready for great things. I want to have all four belts.
“Actually, five belts with the Ring Magazine belt. So imagine that picture and become the second undisputed Mexican champion. It would be historical.
“Look, there are things that money can’t buy, like love from the people, respect, and admiration. Money can buy temporary things that make you happy. But respect and love from the people that’s something that not everyone has