Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Edgar Berlanga Vows To Impress on Top Rank Card in Las Vegas

Rising super middleweight star Edgar Berlanga is deep in camp ahead of his scheduled outing, on July 21, at 'The Bubble' at the MGM Grand's Conference Center in Las Vegas, as part of Top Rank's summer series live on ESPN.

New York-based Berlanga holds a unique 13-0 record as all of his wins coming via first-round stoppage, something unprecedented in boxing today. Berlanga opened up about his knockout streak and how it has affected his training ahead of his fourteenth pro outing.

edgar-berlanga (2)_2

Berlanga said, "I've not really changed much about training because of the knockout streak. Training is all about improving as a boxer first and foremost. I had a good amateur career and that comes from being a good technical boxer. So my focus in training has been to continue to improve my skills under my trainer Andre Rozier and Team Havoc.

"I've been sparring with top-class fighters as always. I've been getting good work with Sergiy Derevyanchenko and Joe 'Mack' Williams and they are two of the best New York-based fighters you can work with. So training camp for this fight has been good alongside my conditioning too with Dave Honig. We have made the best of things despite the COVID-19 restrictions."

Berlanga hails from Puerto Rican heritage, with the majority of his family being born and raised on the Caribbean island. Berlanga discussed the importance of his Puerto Rican lineage and the impact it has on his boxing career.

The 168-pounder said, "I love being Puerto Rican and I love being from New York. Both places are incredibly important to me and they are a massive motivation in my career to be successful.
 
"I grew up watching the likes of Miguel Cotto and Felix Trinidad. Those fighters are inspirations to Puerto Rican's and they all boxed at Madison Square Garden. They were massive attractions in New York and the world over, and my goal is to follow in their footsteps."

Berlanga continued, as he elaborated on his feelings regarding featuring on Top Rank's summer series in Las Vegas.

"I am very grateful to be able to feature on the Top Rank Summer Series and I want to thank my advisor Keith Connolly, my father, and the team at Top Rank for giving me the opportunity to box live on ESPN at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas," Berlanga said.

"Just being able to box at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas is what dreams are made of so I'm so grateful for that. I've worked hard in training camp and I'm very focused on putting on my best performance to date. I'm not going out there looking for a knockout.... if it comes, it comes. I'm going out there to put on the best technical performance I can while aiming to make my team and my supporters in New York and Puerto Rico proud of my performance."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Joe shmo on 07-12-2020

[QUOTE=CPLVS;20652494]if you don't assume that Matias' literal, and unfortunate, killing someone two fights prior would affect him going forward, for however short or long, and allow him the benefit of the doubt, smh. if he can proceed, and on the…

Comment by sicko on 07-11-2020

I like this Kid a lot, real Star Potential with a very explosive and exciting style

Comment by CPLVS on 07-11-2020

[QUOTE=Joe shmo;20652454]I hope so, they haven't had an heir to the throne since cotto. I thought Matias was gonna b that dude, but it looks like I was wrong, I gotta see how he shakes back after that loss tho…

Comment by Joe shmo on 07-11-2020

[QUOTE=Terrorbilly252;20652434]This boy is something special he will be the next great Puerto Rican fighter I wish him the best always real humble guy[/QUOTE] I hope so, they haven't had an heir to the throne since cotto. I thought Matias was…

Comment by Terrorbilly252 on 07-11-2020

This boy is something special he will be the next great Puerto Rican fighter I wish him the best always real humble guy

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (5)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Troy Williamson Grinds To Decision Win Over Harry Scarff David Benavidez-Alexis Angulo: Stats & Stakes Israil Madrimov: I Do Want a Title Fight as Soon as Possible Michael Conlan: I'd Be Happy To Challenge For WBO 122-Pound Title Next Daily Bread Mailbag: Lomachenko vs. Lopez, Canizales, More Jackson Marinez: I'm Not Afraid Of Rolando Romero's Power At All Angulo: The Pandemic Gave More Time To Prepare For Benavidez Fight Wallin: Everybody Will See Against Kauffman That The Fury Fight Wasn't A Fluke Braekhus Expects Katie Taylor To 'Edge' Delfine Persoon In Rematch Frampton: I Can't See Santa Cruz Beating Davis, But You Have To Admire His Balls Felix Cash Beats Down, Stops Jason Welborn in Five Rachel Ball Drops, Decisions Shannon Courtenay in Stunner Zelfa Barrett Comes From Behind, Blasts Out Donovan Russia Round-Up: Chudinov, Papin-Fayfer, Abdullaev-Malikov, More McCaskill: I Always Did Expect To Fight Braekhus Since 2017 Frampton Likes The Scenario of Facing Herring on Fury-Wider Card What If Deontay Wilder Had Accepted DAZN's $100 Million Offer? Ricardo Espinoza Decisions Brandon Valdes Over Ten on Telemundo Pulev: I Will Fight Tyson Fury - Because Joshua is Going To Lose Abel Sanchez: Braekhus in Top 3 of All Fighters I’ve Trained in Terms of Effort, Desire Frampton: I Would Be Ireland's Greatest Ever Fighter if I Win Third Divisional Title Yildirim: We Are Getting Our Title Shot, Hoping It Would Be Against Benavidez EA Brings Back Boxing Via "UFC 4," But Game Comes With A Twist - And Promise Felix Cash Drops, Batters, Stops Jason Welborn in Fifth Zelfa Barrett Drops Eric Donovan Three Times, Stops Him in Eight Joshafat Ortiz Tests Positive For Banned Substance, Suspended By Nevada Commission Rachel Ball Drops, Shocks Shannon Courtenay To Win Decision Kieron Conway Impresses in Decision Win Over Mansouri Israil Madrimov, Eric Walker - Set For Tulsa Scrap Cecilia Braekhus, Jessica McCaskill - Ready For Tulsa Fight Rolando Romero, Jackson Marinez - Set For Title Clash John Docherty Stops Anthony Fox in Seventh Round Otto Wallin, Travis Kauffman - Ready For Battle David Benavidez, Alexis Angulo - Ready For Showdown Benavidez On Missing Weight: I Was Dry As A Bone, Nothing Else I Could Do Braekhus-McCaskill DAZN Weigh-In Report From Tulsa Braekhus: The Best Fighters Will Adapt To The New Conditions Frank Warren Expects Big Things in Future For Dennis McCann Benavidez Almost 3 Pounds Overweight; Loses WBC 168-Pound Title At Scale Nikita Ababiy Aims To Be World Champion and a Youtube Star
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement