Edgar Berlanga remembers the electrifying feeling from the night he attended the Miguel Cotto-Zab Judah fight at Madison Square Garden.

Berlanga was 9 years old when Cotto stopped Judah the night before the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York. Nearly 14 years later, Brooklyn’s Berlanga cannot wait to headline his own show at the self-proclaimed “Mecca of Boxing.”

“It’s gonna blow the roof off The Garden,” Berlanga told BoxingScene.com. “Everybody knows it. Top Rank knows it. I’m gonna bring back that light. I’m gonna bring back that feeling that Puerto Rico misses. I wanna bring back the Cotto days, the Trinidad days, and it’s gonna happen.”

The 23-year-old Berlanga’s handlers had hoped to have him headline a June 12 show at Madison Square Garden, the night before this year’s National Puerto Rican Day Parade. Those plans were scrapped once it became clear that capacity restrictions related to COVID-19 wouldn’t be lifted in New York in time to make that event worthwhile financially.

While Berlanga’s bigger show at Madison Square Garden will have to wait, the promising super middleweight prospect is looking forward to boxing before another group of passionate Puerto Rican boxing fans Saturday night. His eight-round fight against Demond Nicholson will take place at Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Florida, a town near Orlando that has a big Puerto Rican population.

“A lot of people don’t know, but Kissimmee, that’s my second home,” Berlanga said. “When Hurricane Maria hit [in September 2017], 1.3 million Puerto Ricans went to the Orlando-Kissimmee area. So, they call that ‘Little Puerto Rico’ over there. And for me to fight there, it’ll feel like I’m back home. It’s either I’m gonna feel like I’m back in Puerto Rico or feel like I’m back in New York. For me, it’s gonna be an amazing night.”

Berlanga (16-0, 16 KOs) has attracted attention for winning each of his professional fights by first-round knockout since April 2016. Nicholson (23-3-1, 20 KOs), of Laurel, Maryland, has been beaten by technical knockout twice, but he is considered a step up in competition for Berlanga.

ESPN will broadcast Berlanga-Nicholson as the opener of a doubleheader, which will start at 10 p.m. ET. In the main event, Mexico’s Emanuel Navarrete (33-1, 28 KOs) will make the first defense of his WBO featherweight title against Puerto Rico’s Christopher Diaz (26-2, 16 KOs) in a 12-round, 126-pound title fight.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.