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Vargas vs Berchelt: Live streaming results and round by round coverage

Francisco Vargas and Miguel Berchelt meet in 2017’s first HBO main event.

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Tonight at 10 pm on HBO, a pair of potential action fights in the super featherweight division will take place, and we’ll be here with live coverage for both.

In the main event, Francisco Vargas (23-0-2, 17 KO) will defend his WBC 130-pound title against Miguel Berchelt (30-1, 27 KO), a young puncher who could bring out the warrior in Vargas yet again. Vargas was half of the 2015 Fight of the Year, and had a contender with Orlando Salido in 2016.

The other half of that 2015 Fight of the Year, Takashi Miura, will face Mickey Roman in the co-feature. Miura (30-3-2, 23 KO) and Roman (56-11, 43 KO) also figure to provide some real fireworks, and this could really be a very fun show to watch from an action and entertainment standpoint.

I’ll be here with the live coverage for this show, meaning we’ve got you fully covered for the big fights tonight.


Miguel Berchelt def. Francisco Vargas by TKO (2:19 of round 11)

Takashi Miura def. Mickey Roman by KO (0:53 of round 12)



Round 1: Somewhat feel out round, but with some action. Vargas landing plenty, throwing plenty, but Berchelt more accurate and landing about the same, it seems. I shade to Berchelt. Berchelt 10-9

Round 2: Berchelt landing some good shots and Vargas is backing down a little , but now firing right back. Vargas can't help but be in wars. Berchelt drilling Vargas now and hurting him. Vargas FIRING BACK AGAIN. Hook to the body. Berchelt just hammering away. Vargas back with a hard shot that hurts Berchelt! Berchelt back with a hook! What a round! Berchelt 10-9, 20-18

Round 3: This is a firefight. Both guys are throwing power shots constantly. A bit more missing in the first half of this round, both guys now know they can be hurt by the other. Berchelt with a NICE combo. Vargas coming on with hard shots in the final minute! My word, what a fight! Berchelt 10-9, 30-27

Round 4: Vargas' right eye is busted up a little bit. Heads clash, which won't help. Right hand from Berchelt. Vargas eats a HUGE left hook that shakes his legs a little bit! Big combo from Berchelt! Another right up top! Vargas trying to rally. Berchelt eats shots late, but lands a big shot late again. Berchelt 10-9, 40-36

Round 5: Berchelt trying to stay at distance a bit more this round. Vargas trying to force the fight. Vargas with some good shots, Berchelt firing back with his own. This was a slow round and still entertaining. Vargas 10-9, Berchelt 49-46

Round 6: Berchelt back on the attack this round, and he's wearing out Vargas late in the round with some heavy blows. Vargas cut above his left eye and it's just getting worse. Good counter right from Vargas. Berchelt 10-9, 59-55

Round 7: Vargas may have just taken too much punishment to get through here tonight. Berchelt is outboxing him and outfighting him. Berchelt 10-9, 69-64

Round 8: Vargas trying to bang to the body. I liked him this round. I am mostly distracted by these weirdoes trying to compare this to Vazquez-Marquez and Barrera-Morales. Vargas 10-9, Berchelt 78-74

Round 9: Doctor concerned about Vargas' eye. Blood is really flowing from Vargas' eye. Berchelt just pouring on the pressure now. The cut's a problem and Roy thinks it'll be stopped after this round. Doctor taking a look at the cut on Vargas. They’re letting it go for now. Berchelt goes back to targeting the eye. Roy wants the corner to stop it now. Berchelt 10-9, 88-83

Round 10: Doc takes another look. "They've got it well controlled." Doctor says it's OK but tells ref to keep an eye on it. Vargas with some body work, Berchelt right back at the cut, though. Berchelt trying to close, but Vargas somehow slipping punches. Berchelt 10-9, 98-92

Round 11: Berchelt is really taking Vargas apart, and if I were his corner, I'd have strongly considered stopping this. But I'm not. Referee needs to step in. Vargas is getting battered. And FINALLY Raul Caiz stops the fight. Berchelt TKO-11


Round 1: Feeling out opening round between these two, Roman landing a little right, Miura looking to work inside. Both guys just sort of waiting it out in the opener. I liked Miura's work a bit better. Miura 10-9

Round 2: Miura getting off a bit more this round, targeting to the body now. Good left down the pipe. Roman trying to hang in there and answer. Roman landing hard shots late in the round, and he may have hurt Miura with an uppercut. Roman 10-9, 19-19

Round 3: Miura, as Roy puts it, trying to "bomb" from some distance, Roman trying to force an inside fight and work to the body with his hook. It's there for him, but Miura is landing a hook, too. Kind of a clumsy fight so far -- footwork neither guy's strong suit -- but it's thudding stuff. Roman really chasing Miura, and his breathing is showing that. Miura 10-9, 29-28

Round 4: There's not a ton of steam on Roman's punches already. Roman warned for hitting on the break. Roman banging away right now. Miura getting worked a bit now. Then Miura back with the left hands. Crowd's starting to come alive. This is becoming a good fight. Miura shakes Roman on a left late. Miura 10-9, 39-37

Round 5: Man, Roman is a pure scrapper. He's got no speed, little zip on his shots right now, no defense, but he's in this fight just by banging away. Roman with a big round here. Roman 10-9, Miura 48-47

Round 6: Roman just warring and warring. Miura picking him off a bit, but not backing him down. Roman landing a lot of shots upstairs, almost 2-to-1 advantage according to HBO clickers. Miura rocked a bit again down the end of the round, and he's bloodied near the right eye. Roman 10-9, 57-57

Round 7: Miura's corner seems concerned between rounds, and he's coming out throwing bombs. Miura’s taking quite a beating now. Roman is breathing heavy and battling every second. But Miura is shooting those left hands still. Roman 10-9, 67-66

Round 8: Miura really trying but Roman is just impossible to deter. This is a hell of a war. These guys are both tired and have taken a lot of shots. Miura’s will being sapped, not that he’s giving up or close to it. This is a brutal round. My God. Miura 10-9, 76-76

Round 9: Miura's corner reportedly believes they have to stop Roman in the ninth round. That might be some reckless advice. Roman isn't going away -- I mean, I say that now. Good body shot, and now Miura is just WINGING bombs. Like, big, heavy bomb left hands. Not everything landing. As Lampley notes, this is the sort of fight where somebody can get hurt. This is attrition. HARD left from Miura, and another after. Miura 10-9, 86-85

Round 10: Miura and Roman are both taking a handful of fights off their relevant careers tonight. down goes Roman on a massive body shot in round 10! HOW DID HE GET UP? My God! Miura 10-8, 96-93

Round 11: Roman down again in the 11th round. Roman gets up again. Crazy man. There's half a round left. Mickey Roman is (probably) not winning this fight, but what a show of courage and toughness. Miura targeting the body a lot now, which adds up, since he's just worn him out. And he's landing, and Roman won't go down again. This is crazy. Miura 10-8, 106-101

Round 12: Left hand up top. Roman knocked out early in round 12. He just got beaten down. This was a tremendous fight and a lot of bravery from both. Miura KO-12

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