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Edgar Berlanga is Motivated To End The Year in Style

Edgar "The Chosen One" Berlanga (15-0, 15 KO) is convinced that a big win next weekend will give him heavy consideration for "Prospect of the Year."

Berlanga will look to extend his streak of first round knockouts to a sweet 16, when he faces Ulises Sierra on December 12.

“I want to end 2020 on a high note. If they choose me as the best prospect of 2020, that will open the doors for bigger things next year,” Berlanga told Carlos Gonzalez. "[Next year they] will realize that we are building something special."

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Berlanga, 23-years-old, has garnered attention within boxing circles for his devastating punch.

Since making his pro debut in 2016, the hard-punching Puerto Rican fighter has won every bout by way of a first round knockout - placing him at number four on the all-time list. Sitting at number three is Edwin Valero, who won his first 18 fights by knockout in the first round.

Berlanga's reputation has become a problem for promoters when it comes to finding opponents.

“It was necessary to pay something additional to Ulises to have accept the fight. I don't know if it's a sign that he's scared, but it's definitely a weakness. I am sure that for next year other tests will come and, perhaps, a world title fight," said Berlanga. "The time will come when they won't be able to walk away and they will have to face me."

The event on December 12 take place at the MGM Grand's Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Former WBO featherweight champion Shakur Stevenson will headline the card against Toka Kahn-Clary. Also, Berlanga's countryman Felix Verdejo will be in action.

“It will be a great night for Puerto Rico. I am sure that we will give [Puerto Rico] great victories because the island deserves it after so many things that people have gone through this year, especially because of the pandemic,” Berlanga said.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by SouthPawHitman on 12-13-2020

I told y’all

Comment by BendOver on 12-04-2020

[QUOTE=theface07;20925240]So much bs in this post. There are many world champs at Berlanga's age? Really? Name one world champion other than Teofimo Lopez who is Berlanga's age and don't even try to mention Haney. He is NOT a legit world…

Comment by Mazukan on 12-03-2020

[QUOTE=theface07;20925847]Give me a break with Shakur. He has lots of potential but beat an untested prospect to get that title. That doesn't prove much of anything. Mendez? No one cares about minimum weight! Nakatani is 31! You said other boxers…

Comment by theface07 on 12-03-2020

[QUOTE=Mazukan;20925378]Garbage? Sounds like you’re talking about Berlangas resume. You’re trying to excuses him for fighting cans cause you think there are only 2 champions at his age? Shakur Stevenson ring a bell? Wilfredo Mendez? Nakatani? Benevidez was just stripped of…

Comment by Mazukan on 12-03-2020

[QUOTE=theface07;20925240]So much bs in this post. There are many world champs at Berlanga's age? Really? Name one world champion other than Teofimo Lopez who is Berlanga's age and don't even try to mention Haney. He is NOT a legit world…

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