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I don’t want Berchelt to make excuses: Valdez

Juan Manuel Vazquez

La Jornada newspaper
Wednesday, February 17, 2021, p. a12

There are no excuses for a boxer. Óscar Valdez is not boastful, but he has a temper that makes him look at the circumstances from an unsentimental distance. It has been learned that the trainer of his rival in Saturday’s main event, in the Las Vegas bubble, has problems with his visa and may not be present at the corner of the WBC super featherweight world champion, Miguel Berchelt.

Berchelt has nothing to fear, says Valdez; We already did the work for this match in the gym, so it doesn’t matter who’s in our corners. What follows is up to us.

From his opinion, he assures that it will not be important to have a specific person in the corner during the confrontation. However, he hopes Caballero can be with Berchelt on Saturday. More than a good wish, what you want is equality of circumstances.

Hopefully Caballero solves his problems and arrives on time, he raises; mostly because I don’t want there to be excuses. I hope we both have the people who should be with us, but if not, the rest depends on those of us who are above the ring.

Valdez acknowledged that he was upset by the postponement of this fight last November due to the contagion of Covid-19 from Berchelt. He considers that the champion did not take care seriously and that had an impact on the positive for coronavirus that prevented them from fighting in 2020.

Berchelt answered bluntly: That it is not simple Oscar. Don’t bother. But if you didn’t like something you tell me on Saturday, then we’re going to hang on.

Berchelt does not think about adverse scenarios and trusts that his coach will arrive before the weigh-in. He knows that Caballero has high expectations in this fight, where his opponent will be the popular Eddy Reynoso on the corner of Valdez.

I am a first class yacht and I need a good captain. Caballero must be with me and I know that he will. We cannot be far behind in a fight that will also be crucial for his career, he concludes.