Outside of the Irish community, practically no one is expecting Jason Quigley to score a victory this Saturday night when he takes on Edgar Berlanga. For the 32-year-old, he's had a few moments. In 2021, Quigley picked up the biggest win of his career against fringe contender, Shane Mosley Jr. That win, however, has been mostly forgotten considering how he looked in the immediate aftermath.

Just a few months after knocking off Mosley, Quigley (20-2, 14 KOs) was annihilated at the hands of Demetrius Andrade via second-round stoppage. With his confidence teetering, Quigley recently registered a feel-good victory against an opponent with more losses (36) than wins (26).

Up and down performances pushed aside, Quigley’s one true path to the big time could come in the form of a victory over Berlanga. The Puerto Rican native, nevertheless, has his antennas up.

“I know he’s coming the best he ever been,” said Berlanga to BoxingScene.com. “He’s coming to make a big statement.”

Speaking of statements, Berlanga (20-0, 16 KOs) is anxious to deliver one of his own. Remember the genesis of his career? Berlanga not only smoked all who stood before him, but he did so in three minutes or less.

Yet, his deleterious knockouts have gone missing as of late. Although the wins have continued to pile up, Berlanga’s critics have emerged from under every rock and chided him perpetually. To a large extent, a gigantic pot of gold is awaiting Berlanga if everything goes swimmingly on Saturday night. But in terms of the outcome, losing isn’t an option.

Ultimately, while Berlanga is already placing a checkmark next to Quigley’s name as the 21st win in his career, having his hand raised isn’t a panacea to his recent problems. Instead, the 26-year-old is hoping to bank a few style points before crushing Quigley in front of his hometown fans in New York.

“It’s not just winning, I know I’m a win but it’s how I win.”