Miguel Berchelt defended his WBC super featherweight world title for a sixth time, stopping the game but overmatched former world champion Jason Sosa in the fourth round at Dignity Health Sports Park.
Berchelt (37-1, 33 KOs) knocked down Sosa (23-4-4, 16 KOs) in the second round and kept the pressure coming, ultimately forcing a corner stoppage with four seconds left in the fourth.
Berchelt has his eyes on lucky defense number seven, and former featherweight world champion Oscar Valdez is on his radar.
“It was a great performance. I want to congratulate Jason,” Berchelt said. “He came to put on a great fight, and I have a lot of love for him.
“I want to wait until Valdez fights on Nov. 30. If he wants this belt, come and get it.”
Said Sosa: “He’s a great champion. He’s defended it six times. He has serious power.”