2017 best BOXING fight – Francisco Vargas vs Miguel Berchelt – full fight Video WBC

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4 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2017-01-28, very tough fight with some wild exchanges and a tremendous pace: Francisco Vargas vs Miguel Berchelt is one of the best boxing fights of 2017 and it gets four stars!

The undefeated Francisco Vargas entered this fight with a boxing record of 23-0-2 (17 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.2 super featherweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Vasyl Lomachenko). He won the Wbc super-Fw belt in 2015, against Takashi Miura (The Ring magazine Fight of the Year 2015, Miura vs Vargas) but then he drew with Orlando Salido in 2016 (5-stars fight, Vargas vs Salido).
His opponent, Miguel Berchelt, has an official record of 30-1-0 (27 KOs=90%) and he entered as the No.15 in the same weight class. He suffered his only loss when he faced Luis Eduardo Florez in 2014, since then he has won nine consecutive bouts beating George Jupp (=Berchelt vs Jupp) and Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo in 2016 (=Berchelt vs Piriyapinyo). ‘El Bandido’ Francisco Vargas vs Miguel Berchelt is valid for the WBC World super featherweight title (Vargas’ second defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!

 

 

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Date: 2017-01-28

Where: Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA

Division: super featherweight (130 lbs, 59.0 kg)

Title: WBC World super featherweight title

Result: Click here to show the fight’s result
Miguel Berchelt def. Francisco Vargas (TKO at 2:19, round 11)

 

Vargas’ previous fight: Francisco Vargas vs Orlando Salido

Berchelt’s previous fight: Miguel Berchelt vs Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo

 

 

Vargas vs Berchelt Fight Video:

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Official highlights

  • Kamrul Kks

    I urge u guys to see the Co main event of this fight , Miura vs Roman, which was an absolute blood and guts war with three heavy knock downs on consecutive rounds right to the end with a brutal beatdown and comeback a FOTY CANDIDATE!!!

  • Olivier Veillette

    I’ve just discovered Berchelt and I’m very impressed. He’s a brilliant boxer-puncher with a high level of skills. Looking foward to his next fight! Vargas gave all he got but as they mentionned, this is a guy who’s been involved in very hard wars against Miura and Salido. He needs to take some real rest now and take care of himself. I hope he makes a comeback in a year or more, but until then he will be missed by the fans cuz he’s always so entertaining (and this time again, that’s a 4 stars) . The ref waited until the very last moment to stop the fight, right when Vargas was going to get KOd, as if he wanted to spare Vargas’ pride… Thought it was getting too dangerous for Vargas.

  • Stan Olsen

    That was pretty impressive from Berchelt.-I hope that Vargas gives himself enough time to recover.Vargas definitely took some unnecessary damage because of the late stoppage.

  • Christopher Hills

    Tremendous fight. Two great bills last night.
    Berchelt now becomes bigtime. A worthy opponent for Loma.

  • No10Count

    Assume Berchelts people will surely fight Miura.
    A winnable fight. I assume both he and Vargas had already loss to Loma at some point in the amateurs…?

    I wouldn’t use the word brilliant.
    Fights allot like Khan. Though Khan isnt as tuff but moves head allot more. So Berchelts wasn’t hard to find.

    He definitely did the right things against Vargas.
    Kept those punches straight to catch Vargas pull out habit.

    Loma stops him by 8.
    Rounds 1-3 Berchelts trying to deal with it. In 4 he is just defensive.
    Body shots knockdown by 6. You see where that is going.

    • Olivier Veillette

      I’ve read your comments on all the latest fights and it seems like to you, there’s only a little handful of A-class fighters and the rest is all worthless. But to me, it’s more like Lomachenko is in a class of his own. Meanwhile, a lot of entertaining fights with good match up (like this one) are happening and are good for boxing. But you keep snubbing it seems. There can’t be a hundred of Lomachenkos or Mayweathers in this sport, but there certainly is a thousand prize fighters out there trying hard, giving all they got to make a few bucks. Berchelt, Miura, Vargas, Roman, Salido, Martinez, Garcia could keep on fighting one another for the next few years and I would watch and be pleased.

  • tango2042

    Wow !!!. What a fighting night thanks to the non stop perseverance and incredible hard work displayed by these excellent Mexicans boxers. This fight, as the previous one, fully deserves the 4 starts qualification. With Vargas involved nothing less was expected. Anyhow, I enjoyed it a bit more than the previous one because the boxing skills deployed here by both contenders were very impressive.
    Both are very good boxers but Berchelt was able to badly beat Vargas because his punching power, his excellent physical conditions and extreme desire to became the champion. I don’t understand yet why the fight was not stopped early since Vargas was to brave to quite himself in spite of being in deplorable conditions.