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Berchelt halts Sosa and now deserves a big fight, writes Jack Hirsch
TOP TALENT: Berchelt is one of the sport’s most consistent fighters

MIGUEL BERCHELT took care of business, halting Jason Sosa at 2-56 of the fourth round at the Dignity Health Sports Park (Top Rank). He then joined the rest of the boxing world in watching fellow Mexican Canelo Alvarez stop Sergey Kovalev in Las Vegas. It’s a shame that Berchelt’s bout slipped under the radar in that the WBC superfeatherweight champion, making his sixth defence, should be a prime candidate for pound-for-pound lists, yet is overlooked because of a lack of high-profile fights. The Sosa match did not change that. Although the challenger from Camden, New Jersey was a top 10 contender, he was a prohibitive underdog going in, but to Sosa’s credit he came to win and brought out the best in Berchelt.

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