The anticipated return of super featherweight WBC champion Francisco Vargas (23-0-2 17 KOs) will be on January 28th in Indio, California on HBO Boxing After Dark television. His opponent will be the WBO interim champion Miguel Berchelt (30-1 27 KOs).

Pitting these hard hitting Mexican’s together will be an all out war in the desert. If they haven’t already I think HBO should call this fight “Desert Storm.” Vargas hasn’t fought since last June when he was given a draw against another tough Mexican, Orlando Salido. Vargas needed several stitches after the fight to close a cut on his face which took time to heal.

On the undercard is former WBC champion and #1 ranked Takashi Miura (30-3-2 23 KOs) who takes on #2 ranked Miguel Roman (56-11 43 KOs). The winner is almost certainly going to face the winner of the Vargas-Berchelt tilt. Should Vargas and Miura both win, they would have a rematch of their 2015 Fight of the Year.

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