Expect fireworks: Both landed/threw well above the jr. light. average for total punches. Miguel Berchelt landed 48.3% of his power punches, Miguel Roman 40.5%. They can be hit too, as Berchelt opponents landed 37.3% of their power punches, while Roman opponents landed 38.2% of their power shots. Roman will have to get past Berchelt's jab (6.8 landed per round) to be effective, as 25.4 of Roman's 27.8 landed punches (91%) are power shots.
WBC super featherweight champion Miguel Berchelt and challenger Miguel "Mickey" Roman stood nose to nose, one day away from what is expected to be a phone booth battle at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas (ESPN+, 9:30 p.m. ET). (photos by Mikey Williams).
Berchelt (34-1, 30 KOs) is the 26-year-old champion looking to make the fourth defense of his world title. Roman (60-12, 47 KOs) is the 32-year-old veteran from Juarez, Mexico, making his third attempt at a world title.
• Miguel Berchelt 129.6 lbs vs. Miguel Roman 129.6 lbs
(Berchelt's WBC Super Featherweight world title - 12 Rounds)
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