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Oscar Valdez: Miguel Berchelt ‘a way tougher fighter’ than Shakur Stevenson

The former world champion admits he was a little mad at the notion that he’s scared to fight Stevenson.

Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

In this video interview with Fight Hub TV, former titleholder Oscar Valdez dismisses the notion that he’s ducking any smoke with Shakur Stevenson, saying he’s looking towards an even tougher fighter in Miguel Berchelt. Check it out...

Oscar Valdez on Shakur Stevenson saying he doesn’t really want to fight him:

“Why not? If it’s there, I’ll take it. I was a little bothered, I’m not gonna lie, I was bothered with people thinking I moved up a division because I was ducking Shakur Stevenson. I been boxing ever since I was eight years old, I ain’t scared to fight nobody. And what more can I prove by trying to face a guy like ‘El Alacran’ Berchelt I personally think ‘El Alacran’ Berchelt is a way tougher fighter than Shakur Stevenson.

“He’s a harder puncher, he’s a natural 130-pounder, he’s knocking all these guys out. So if I was scared of fighting somebody you’d think I’d be afraid to fight Berchelt. I’m not scared to fight no fighter, I’m especially not scared to fight Shakur Stevenson. He’s a great fighter, great technical fighter, you know, Olympian silver medalist. He’s a great fighter, nothing bad about him...”

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