Eddy Reynoso, the veteran trainer of undefeated Oscar Valdez, is very confident that his student will overcome the dangerous challenge of WBC super featherweight world champion, Miguel Berchelt.
The two boxers were scheduled to collide in December, with the contest being pushed back after Berchelt tested positive for COVID-19.
Their fight will now take place on February 20th, from the MGM Grand’s Conference Center in Las Vegas.
Valdez, an Olympian for Mexico, captured the WBO world title at 126-pounds and made a decision to move up in weight to 130 – with the WBC making him the mandatory challenger to Berchelt.
Based on Valdez’s amateur and pro experience, Reynoso expects him to become a two-division world champion next month.
“It is a very interesting fight for boxing in Mexico, it is a very strong fight for both Valdez and Berchelt. I think that Valdez has more talent than Berchelt because he has more boxing qualities, he has a lot of experience in the amateur field, he is already proven in wars and he is a fighter who dies on the line. Berchelt is also a very strong fighter, a fighter who can finish a fight with a single punch, but so can Valdez,” Reynoso said Jocelin Flores.
Although the corner brings a lot of weight to a fight, Eddy emphasized that it’s the boxer who has to do the heavy lifting in the ring and walk away with his hand raised.
“This fight brings together all of the necessary ingredients to make a tremendous battle and whoever does the right things [inside the ring] that night is the one who is going to come out with his hand up. They are both very disciplined fighters, they are fighters who always give everything in the gym and I don’t think this fight is going to be the exception,” Reynoso said.