Three months after suffering his second professional defeat, almost six years after the first setback, Miguel "Alacran" Berchelt (37-2, 33 KOs), has determined that in order to return to top level status, there must be a solar wind of change.
In February, against undefeated mandatory challenger Oscar Valdez, the Mexican puncher was forced to swallow the bitter pill of another knockout loss. It was a painful reality, because the loss also ended his super featherweight reign as the world champion of the World Boxing Council.
In a fight that he was heavily favored to win, Berchelt was dropped in the fourth, ninth, and knocked out cold in the tenth.
The former champion plans his return, aware that he must make changes.
“People would like to see Miguel Berchelt make some changes. Many know that I`d had COVID-19, and there was not much recovery time. It`s a disease that we are just getting to be familiar with. There are no excuses, but without a doubt I am sure that there is a need to regain that scorpion sting. We are going to climb back from all of this even stronger than before," Berchelt said.
Coming to terms with the stunning loss, at 29-years-old Berchelt feels very inspired to work his way back to securing a rematch with Valdez.
“I have to overcome this defeat. I already know the path in my heart. It`ll be tempered with intelligence and governed by a lot of discipline. We must keep going and we will move up to 135 pounds in my first fight back and then return to 130 pounds, aiming for the possibility of a rematch," Berchelt said.