Berchelt stops Roman, defends title

Miguel Berchelt (35-1, 31 KOs) defeated Miguel Roman (60-13, 47 KOs) by technical knockout in the ninth round in the main event in El Paso, Texas, and defended his WBC super lightweight title. The 32-year-old Roman was three times on the floor before the fight was stopped. An experienced Mexican twice fell in the sixth and once in the ninth rounds.

For Berchelt, this was the fourth successful defense of the title he won last year. Roman got this fight as the official challenger for the World Boxing Council belt.

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