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Pictured: Miguel Berchelt

Last night in Mexico City, TTR #1 ranked super featherweight Miguel Berchelt, the reigning WBC World super featherweight champion, stopped Eleazar Valenzuela in the 6th round of a scheduled 10-round, non-title lightweight bout. In the card's co-feature, undefeated super lightweight Omar Aguilar blitzed veteran Dante "Crazy" Jardon in the first round.

In the other bouts on the card, up-and-coming super bantamweight/featherweight David Picasso unanimously outpointed Florentino "Violento" Perez over eight rounds, Ruben Aguilar, Omar's younger brother, unanimously outpointed Emmanuel Herrera over six rounds, and Rafael Espinoza TKOed Luis Guzman.

Non-title Lightweight Bout-
WBC World super featherweight champion Miguel Berchelt (TTR #1, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #1, The Ring #1- all at 130; 38-1, 34 KOs)
TKO-6 1:13
Eleazar Valenzuela (21-14-4, 1 NC, 16 KOs)
- Berchelt, 28, of Merida, Yucatan, weighed in at 135; Valenzuela, 25, at 135 1/2.
- Berchelt dropped Valenzuela in round one and battered the game journeyman from Guasave, Sinaloa until the bout was finally stopped in round six.

Super Lightweight Bout-
Omar Aguilar (Omar Alejandro Aguilar; WBC #38; 18-0, 17 KOs)
TKO-1 0:55
Dante "Crazy" Jardon (32-7, 23 KOs)
- Aguilar, a 21-year-old knockout artist from Ensenada, Baja California, weighed in at 140. The 32-year-old Jardon, a former world title challenger as a super featherweight, weighed in at 141.
- Aguilar rattled Jardon with a right. The hard-hitting prospect followed it up with a fusillade of punishing shots. After a left hook left the veteran from Mexico City dazed, the referee stopped the bout less than a minute after it began.

Non-title Super Bantamweight Bout-
WBC Youth Intercontinental super bantamweight champion/WBC Youth Intercontinental featherweight champion David Picasso (Alan David Picasso; WBC #36 at 126; 14-1, 5 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 8
Florentino "Violento" Perez (Florentino Perez Hernandez; 14-6-2, 9 KOs)
- Both fighters weighed in at 121 1/4.
- The bout was scored by six judges- three on site and three at home in the United States. The scores were 78-74, 79-73, and 79-74 on site while the remote officiating resulted in three 80-72 scores.

Super Lightweight Bout-
Ruben Aguilar (Ruben Eduardo Aguilar; 10-0, 7 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 6
Emmanuel Herrera (7-11, 1 KO)
- Aguilar, the 19-year-old younger brother of Omar Aguilar, won by the scores of 60-54, 59-55, and 59-56.

Super Featherweight Bout-
Rafael Espinoza (15-0, 13 KOs)
Luis Guzman (Luis Guzman Rios; 8-15, 1 KO)
- Both fighters weighed in at 127 3/4.

- The bouts on this card are listed by BoxRec as "No Contests" with the notation "No commission present. Due to Covid 19 restrictions Mexico City's professional sport is still halted by the local government." It should be noted that the Mexico City Boxing and Wrestling Commission (Comision de Box y Lucha Libre Mexico D.F.) is a member of FECOMBOX (Federacion de Comisiones De Box De La Republica Mexicana A. C.), a member commission of the WBC. The card was fought under the banner of the WBC.
Article By: Ken Pollitt