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Berchelt, Miura reach deal for June 24 title defense

The WBC cancels its upcoming purse bid after Miguel Berchelt and Takashi Miura come to terms for their fight.

Miguel Berchelt v Carlos Claudio Photo by Josh Hedges/Getty Images
Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

WBC super featherweight champion Miguel Berchelt has just stuck a deal to make his mandatory title defense against Takashi Miura on June 24. And in light of this news the WBC has just canceled its upcoming purse bid for the bout.

WBN received a copy of the WBC letter regarding the fight, which reads:

"World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaimán confirmed at the WBC weekly conference, that it was not necessary to have a purse bid for the fight between WBC super featherweight champion Miguel Berchelt and Takashi Miura, as promoters have reached an agreement and the fight is on June 24 in California.

"In this way, Miguel, who won the title last January 28 defeating Francisco Vargas in one of the most dramatic fights of the year, will fulfill the mandatory defense of his belt against the formidable Miura."

Berchelt won the WBC title by beating Francisco Vargas in a brutal war this past January. Now Berchelt will defend the strap against the man Vargas won the belt against in the first place - Takashi Miura - which was another brutal, brutal war. Add it all up and we should be in for another bloodletting this summer between two 130lb action fighters.

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