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Oscar Valdez crowned himself the boxing king with two weights with a thundering knockout win over Miguel Berchelt at a top-ranked show in Las Vegas on Saturday

Berchelt was passed out before he hit the canvas and was taking an uncomfortably long time to recover

He was hospitalized, subjected to a CT scan and cleared for discharge. Lead boxing manager Lou DiBella said the damage caused could destroy his career

Berchelt wasn’t child’s play in the super featherweight title fight at the weekend, as the long-time WBC champion was touted as the pre-fight favorite

Valdez dominated the match, scoring three defeats including a freezing, buzzing finish on 10th Place

The 30-year-old Mexican fighter controlled the distance, pace, and match with his thrust – he landed 46 out of 206 thrown for a 223% accuracy rate, according to Compubox data sent to Insiders

In the opening rounds the difference in performance began to increase as Bechelt had already started to bleed

In the fourth case, Valdez’s patented left hook, which he had effectively landed early in the game, visibly stunned Berchelt before further blows knocked him on the ropes

Since the ropes were believed to have helped keep Berchelt on his feet, referee Russell Mora ruled it was a knockdown and Valdez was now flying high on the scorecards

A slap in ninth place added another knockdown to Valdez ‘ledger, and there were concerns that the referee or Berchelt’s corner should wave the fight off

The fight continued and Valdez made the decision for them, sending Berchelt face first to the ground with another left hook

With the victory, he increased his unbeaten professional boxing record to 29 victories (23 knockouts). Valdez had already won the WBO featherweight championship in 2016 and retained the title in six fights

“I have a list of people who doubted me. My idols doubted me. Boxing analysts doubted me. They said Berchelt would turn me off. I have a message for everyone: Don’t let anyone tell you what you can and do what not “I want to take this belt home with me, and I love it every champion out there I heard that Shakur Stevenson wants to fight Let’s do it I just want to keep fighting and give the fans what they want “

Valdez landed 103 of his 328 power shots, all but one aimed at Berchelt’s head

“Berchelt’s corner will regret that there will be this knockout in the future,” said boxing manager Lou DiBella on Twitter

“He’s done more devastating headshots than I’ve seen in years. Berchelt is a consummate warrior, but that kind of courage can destroy careers and lives. We have to protect these gladiators from themselves”

As for Valdez, his promoter Bob Arum – one of the most powerful figures in boxing as the founder and CEO of Las Vegas-based fighting company Top Rank – said, perhaps worried about his opponents, “The best is not yet coming.”

Miguel Berchelt

World News – USA – Oscar Valdez took the crown as the 2-weight boxing king with a thundering one-punch knockout against Miguel Berchelt