A clear difference is apparent for the upcoming rematch between Miguel Berchelt and Francisco Vargas. Last time Vargas was the defending champion and favorite to defeat Berchelt. Yet Berchelt wore down Vargas as the fight progressed after an action-packed early stage. Vargas could not sustain the punishment and suffered multiple cuts so bad that he needed surgery. Much to his displeasure the first fight between these two was called in the 11th round. And it was Berchelt who scored the Betting Odds for Boxing win. Ever since that moment Vargas has pined for a rematch and revenge.
Miguel Berchelt vs. Francisco Vargas II
Date and Time: Saturday, May 11, 2019
Location: Convention Center, Tucson, Arizona
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Boxing TV Coverage: ESPN and ESPN Deportes
World Boxing Council Super Featherweight Championship
Now the World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight title will be at stake Saturday from the Convention Center in Tucson, Arizona. Defending champion Miguel Berchelt (35-1, 31 knockouts) will face challenger Francisco Vargas (25-1-2, 18 knockouts). This fight is scheduled for 12 rounds and can be seen on ESPN and ESPN Deportes.
Vargas returns from Break
Following a couple of wins Vargas took time off to heal from his wounds sustained in the Berchelt fight. He has been off for 13 months after wins over Rod Salka and Stephen Smith. Namely Vargas is respected as a warrior that will never back off and answer any challenge presented to him. He has spoken frequently about his expectation of 2019 being a comeback year.
Berchelt Earns Respect as Proven Champion
By contrast Miguel Berchelt has successfully defended his title belt four times since his Betting Odds for Boxing win over Berchelt. Last time out for the champ was on November 3, 2018 when he faced Miguel Roman. And it was a success for Berchelt with a ninth-round technical knockout win. Concurrently Berchelt is ranked number one in the world. Additionally, he is ranked as the ninth best pound for pound boxer in the world. For anyone that thought Berchelt was an accidental champion those feelings have been disproven. Gamblers have a lot of confidence in the proven Berchelt.
Late on Vargas has been priming for this sportsbook moment and opportunity for revenge. There has been plenty of hype about the revenge angle in this matchup. Balanced against that is the cold hard truth about the first fight. By all accounts Berchelt was the better man and was leading decisively at the end when the fight was called. Of great concern is if Vargas has improved enough for the rematch. Certainly, Berchelt is a better and more proven boxer than he was in the first fight between these two champs. Many gamblers will be leery at making a reach.
Matchup to Watch
On this occasion we have one of the most highly anticipated fights of the year thus far. Berchelt rates a clear Betting Odds for Boxing matchup edge with his solidifying of the title belt. Four consecutive title defense wins are hard to ignore. More emphatically Vargas, while still good, is not likely to be as good as he was last time.
Vargas vs. Berchelt Betting Odds Picks
In this situation backing the defending champion Berchelt makes the most sense.
Boxing Betting Online Pick: Miguel Berchelt
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