BERCHELT BOMBS BAR­ROS

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POWER-PUNCH­ING 26-year-old WBC su­per-feath­er­weight king Miguel Berchelt [in­set], 34-1 (30), thrilled his home fans at the Poly­fo­rum Zam Ná (Pro­mo­ciones Zan­fer/max Box­ing) by re­tain­ing his ti­tle with a third-round stop­page of Ar­gentina’s for­mer WBA feath­er­weight ti­tlist Jonathan Bar­ros, 41-6-1 (22). The vet­eran Ci­u­dad Men­doza chal­lenger, 34, was decked in the sec­ond (once) and third (twice), be­fore the fight was called off at 1-53. Both fighters weighed 130lbs. Michael Grif­fin ref­er­eed. Berchelt’s next de­fence is likely to be against fel­low all-ac­tion Mex­i­can Miguel Ro­man, who boasts a 60-12 (47) record and has twice chal­lenged for world hon­ours in the past.

Photo: CHRIS FA­RINA/TOP RANK

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