Top Rank Announces Three World Title Fights Set For The Fall

Top Rank Boxing announced a trio of world title fights taking place in the fall.

The following fights have been confirmed by the promotion, set on ESPN platforms throughout the coming weeks: Shakur Stevenson vs. Joet Gonzalez for the vacant WBO featherweight title; Miguel Berchelt vs. Jason Sosa for the WBC super featherweight title; Jamel Herring vs. Lamont Roach Jr. for the WBO super featherweight title.

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Stevenson vs. Gonzalez will take place on October 26 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nevada and will be streamed on ESPN+. The fight came together as a result of Oscar Valdez vacating the WBO title after the governing body order Valdez to fight Stevenson. Valdez is now going to campaign at super featherweight while Stevenson and Gonzalez, the two highest-ranked available contenders by the WBO, will fight for the belt. Stevenson is a former Olympic medalist and is 12-0 as a pro, winning a number of regional titles along the way. Gonzalez, unbeaten in 23 pro fights, last fought in July when he won WBO Global and WBA Continental America featherweight titles with a sixth-round stoppage over Manuel Avila.

Berchelt vs. Sosa will take place November 2 at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California and will be televised on ESPN. Berchelt has held the WBC title since 2017 when he stopped Francisco Vargas in the 11th round. After beating Vargas, Berchelt would go on to win five straight, including a win over Vargas in a rematch back on May 11. Sosa, who once held the WBA super featherweight title, has won three straight after suffering consecutive losses to Vasiliy Lomachenko and Yuriorkis Gamboa in 2017.

Lastly, Herring vs. Roach will take place November 9 at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, California and will be streamed on ESPN+. Herring won the title back in May when he won a 12-round decision against Masayuki Ito and looked to unify titles against Berchelt next, but that fight never materialized. This will be Roach's first attempt at winning a world title. The unbeaten 24-year-old is coming off a win over Jonathan Oquendo on May 4 in Las Vegas.

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