BoxingScene.com has been advised that power punching super middleweight contender Edgar Berlanga (21-0) has retained the services of strength and conditioning coach Angel “Memo” Heredia.
The 26-year-old Nuyorican returns to action on February 24 against Padraig McCrory (18-0) in Orlando, Florida in a DAZN streamed main event.
Berlanga, who is promoted by Matchroom Boxing, began his career with 16 straight knockout victories in the first round. However, his last 5 fights have all gone the distance, as he has increased his level of competition.
Heredia is confident that his training systems will bring that power back and start a new knockout streak for the up-and-coming fighter.
“We will be working on specific drills to increase power again. He already has the muscle memory. We just have to reactivate it and work on certain things to increase his punching power even more,” Heredia told BoxingScene.com.
“With him, it’s not that I will give him the power. He already has the power. I just need to reactivate it and increase his punch output a bit more.
“That is one of the keys but also another one is for me to improve his conditioning so he can go 12 rounds and keep his power from round 1 to 12 just like I do with David Benavidez.”
The duo began working together the last week of 2023, and so far, Heredia likes what he has seen.
“Edgar takes this very seriously. He is a very hard worker and I like what I have seen. He knows what’s at stake and what types of fights can be had in the future if he works hard and looks good on February 24,” Heredia explained.
Heredia is best known for his work with Juan Manuel Marquez and also works with current fighters such as David Benavidez, Yordenis Ugas, Jerwin Ancajas, and several others.
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