Former world champion Miguel 'Alacran' Berchelt will move his training headquarters to Las Vegas after ending the working relationship he maintained for more than four years with renowned Sonoran coach Alfredo Caballero in Hermosillo.
"I am going to train in Las Vegas, but I will no longer be with Alfredo Caballero," Berchelt told ESPN Deportes.
A few weeks ago the Mexican slugger was seen training with Jorge Capetillo in Las Vegas. He was also working in Miami with Jorge Rubio. At the moment there is no definitive name being presented as his new head trainer.
Berchelt said he will return in 2022 in the lightweight division after a long and successful super featherweight campaign. He won the super featherweight championship, the version under the World Boxing Council. With that belt, he made seven defenses, six of them successful against rivals such as Francisco Vargas, Takashi Miura and Jason Sosa.
He lost the title by way of a brutal knockout loss to Oscar Valdez back in February. The outcome was unexpected as many tabbed Valdez as a huge underdog in the fight. Since that defeat, Berchelt was training with Caballero in Sonora, but never for a formal return to the ring. Caballero is currently training super flyweight champion Juan Francisco 'Gallo' Estrada for a possible third fight with Román 'Chocolatito' González early next year.
Berchelt just celebrated his 30th birthday. He's spent the last 11 years as a professional and has an impressive record of 38-2 with 34 knockouts. In world championship fights, he has a record of nine wins and a single loss, including two fights for the interim super featherweight belt by the World Boxing Organization.