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Francisco Vargas Tale of The Tape Miguel Berchelt
24 Wins 35
1 Losses 1
17 KO’s 31
2 Draws 0
27 Total Fights 36
63% KO% 86%
5’8″ Height 5’7″
70″ Reach 71″
Orthodox Stance Orthodox
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico Nationality Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico
December 25 1984 Date of Birth November 17 1991

 

PREDICTION:

Miguel Berchelt  —  def  —  Francisco Vargas  —  via  —  TKO 8th Round

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Image result for vargas vs bercheltLast night on HBO Boxing After Dark, we were all lucky to see two wars happen, as Takashi Miura (31-3-2, 24 KO’s) defeated Miguel Roman (56-12, 43 KO’s), and Miguel Berchelt (31-1, 28 KO’s) made a name for himself by upsetting the previously undefeated Francisco Vargas (23-1-2, 17 KO’s).  Both fights were absolute wars, but very different from each other.  Both fights will have a chance to be Fight-of-the-year candidates for sure, and both fights definitely shortened the careers of all 4 participants.

Miura and Roman both known for their offense and definitely not their defense, did not disappoint.  Miura seemed to have the advantage in the first few rounds, as he was more active and accurate.  Towards the middle of the fight, Miguel Roman almost took the fight over with his combinations, and staying busier then Miura.  Miura looked spent by the 7th round, and was even asked by his trainer if he wanted to continue.  The never say die Miura of course would not quit, but knowing that he was spent, he believed he needed a KO.  Loading up with every punch, Miura finally caught Roman with one of the most vicious body shots i have ever seen, and put him down in the 10th round.  He would put Roman down in the 11th as well, and still feeling the effects of that body shot, Roman would go down for good in the 12th from another flurry of punches.

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In the main event, we saw another banger, as Miguel Berchelt stepped up to the challenge, and defeated Francisco Vargas.  Vargas looked good in the first few rounds, but Berchelt was game to weather the early storm, and apparently trust his conditioning to go into deeper waters.  For someone that has never been past 6 rounds in his career, he looked great in the second half of the fight.  They would clash heads several times, and a very deep and wide cut would open up above Vargas’ left eye.  Berchelt Capitalized on this opportunity, and began to pepper Vargas with huge shots.  Vargas, with all the heart in the world, continued to fight, but by the 9th round, Berchelt took a commanding lead on the scorecards.  Perhaps it was due to the fact that Vargas had blood in his eye for pretty much half the fight and coildnt see the punches coming on his left side, but Berchelt was beating o him pretty good.  With no chance to win, the referee stopped the fight in the 11th round, and saved Francisco Vargas from himself.  It was apparent that neither man would go down, and the only thing that could have happened is that Vargas would just sustain more and perhaps permanent damage to his eye.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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Tonight, Saturday January 28th 2017, Francisco Vargas (23-0-2, 17 KO’s) will put his WBC Super Featherweight title on the line against the hard hitting Miguel Berchelt (30-1, 27 KO’s).  The fight will take place at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio California, and will be live on HBO Boxing at 10pm ET.  In the co-feature, Takashi Miura (30-3-2, 23 KO’s) will take on Miguel Roman (56-11, 43 KO’s) in a 10 round Super Featherweight bout.  Also on the card, Antonio Gutierez (21-2-1, 9 KO’s) VS Tureano Johnson (19-1, 13 KO’s) in a 10 round Middleweight bout, and Sadam Ali (23-1, 13 KO’s) VS Jorge Silva (22-12-2, 18 KO’s) in a 12 round Welterweight bout.  Here is the tale of the tape and predictions:

Francisco Vargas Tale of The Tape Miguel Berchelt
23 Wins 30
0 Lost 1
17 KOs 27
2 Draws 0
25 Total Fights 31
68% KO% 87%
5’8″ Height 5’7″
70″ Reach 71″
Orthodox Stance Orthodox
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico Nationality Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico
December 25th, 1984 Date of Birth November 17th 1991

 

Predictions:

Sadam Ali  —  def  —  Jorge Silva  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

Tureano Johnson  —  def  —  Antonio Gutierez  —  via  —  TKO 9th round

Takashi Miura  —  def  —  Miguel Roman  —  via  —  KO 6th round

Francisco Vargas  —  def  —  Miguel Berchelt  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Image result for francisco vargas vs orlando salidoAny time a fight reminds someone of Diego Corrales VS Jose Luis Castillo, it will be a definite candidate for Fight Of The Year.  Francisco Vargas VS Orland Salido was just that.  It was a can’t miss when you really think about it.  Francisco Vargas (23-0-2, 17 KO’s) has been unofficially characterized as the most exciting fighter in boxing, for his ability to take big punches, and also because of his push output per round.  Orlando Salido (43-13-4, 30 KO’s) is also a can’t miss action fighter, due to the fact that he throws power punches almost exclusively.  He has the lowest jab output of any significant fighter in the sport, so almost all his punches are heavy shot.  When you mesh the two together, you are all but guaranteed to see the Fight Of The Year.  This is precisely why Francisco Vargas VS Orlando Salido is my unanimous choice for the INSIDE RINGSIDE 2016 Fight Of The Year.

It took about midway through the first round for the bombs to start flying, and the fight was just as entertaining throughout the remainder.  It is extremely rare for two fighters to step into the ring and just keep throwing and absorbing huge shots through all 12 rounds.  The only difference between this fight and the Corrales VS Castillo fight (fight of the decade), was the fact there were no knockdowns.  There were a few moments where near knockdowns occurred, however, the final punch stats were absolutely astonishing.  This really showed why this was the choice for Fight Of The Year.  Francisco Vargas landed 386 of 1184 (33%) punches in the fight, while Orlando Salido landed 328 of 939 (35%) punches.  As Jim Lampley would say, “How do men do this?”  That question simply cannot be answered, and this is the reason why Francisco Vargas VS Orlando Salido takes home the honors of the INSIDE RINGSIDE 2016 Fight Of The Year.  It was very fitting it ended in a draw.

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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As we approach the end of the 2016 calendar year, we look back at the greatest moments in boxing throughout the year.  There were many memorable fights, moments, and upsets this year, so tune in today and tomorrow for the INSIDE RINGSIDE Award Show.  I will be analyzing fights, moments, and fighters through the next 2 days.  Awards will include:  Upset of the year, Knockout of the year, fight of the year, and fighter of the year.  Here are the finalists for each category:

2016 Upset of the year:

  • Joe Smith Jr  —  def  —  Andzej Fonfara
  • Joe Smith Jr  —  def  —  Bernard Hopkins
  • John Molina  —  def  —  Ruslan Provodnikov

 

2016 Knockout of the year:

  • Deontay Wilder  —  KO’s  —  Artur Szpilka
  • Vasyl Lomachenko  —  KO’s  —  Rocky Martinez
  • Canelo Alvarez  —  KO’s  —  Amir Khan

 

2016 Fight Of The Year:

  • Keith Thurman   VS   Shawn Porter
  • Francisco Vargas   VS   Orlando Salido
  • Dereck Chisora   VS   Dillon Whyte

 

2016 Fighter Of The Year:

  • Vasyl Lomachenko
  • Terence Crawford
  • Carl Frampton

 

David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE