Miguel Berchelt vs. Miguel Roman WBC Title Bout Set For ESPN+ Main Event In November

Miguel Berchelt's long-awaited all-Mexican showdown with Miguel Roman finally has a date and venue.

The fight, which will be for Berchelt's WBC super featherweight title, will take place at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas on November 3. The fight, promoted by Top Rank Boxing in association with Zanfer Promotions, will headline an ESPN+ card, marking Berchelt's second time competing on the streaming service launched earlier this year. 

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Berchelt will be making his third title defense this year and fourth overall defense. The 26-year-old Berchelt will be making his return to the United States for a fight for the first time since a unanimous decision victory over Takashi Miura in July 2017. Berchelt won the title in the fight before the bout against Miura when he knocked out Francisco Vargas in the 11th round of their January 2017 fight. 

Roman has been mandatory challenger for the WBC title for virtually the entire year. Roman won a fight against Orlando Salido last year that would have been a title eliminator, but HBO changed the fight from a 12-round bout to a 10-rounder for unknown reasons.

The WBC still eventually named Roman the mandatory challenger, but Roman had a couple of stay-busy fights against Aristedis Perez and Michel Marcano this year while Berchelt made voluntary defenses throughout the year. Roman is currently riding a four-fight win streak since losing to Miura in 2017.

A co-main event fight set to open the ESPN+ card will be announced at a later date.

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