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  • #11
    Keeping fighters who want to be active on the shelves is the last thing I want to see in this sport. Let them be free wherever they want to go.
    Last edited by ▀ykeryder; 02-01-2023, 04:32 PM.
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    • #12
      If he’s genuinely looking for legacy building fights, he’ll sign with PBC. If he’s looking to cash out, he’ll go with Hearn. Where he signs will speak volumes on his intentions.

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      • #13
        I don't think Berlanga is a top contender at 168lbs, but I understand his reasoning and I respect his self-belief. If he's going to lose he wants to get paid well for it. It is better to work with someone who intends to put him on the short path to bigtime marquee fights than with a company who may let him languish.

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        • #14
          It's a catch 22. Is he ready for some dangerous comp? I would say no, but if you waste your career fighting sub-par Comp, that's not good for your growth either, sometimes you have to take your licks in order to grow and become better.
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          • #15
            TR wanted to give him co-main paper LOLLLL

            Berlanga would have fought Hart if they paid him & placed as a main event

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            • #16
              Originally posted by Cyborg Fangerloo View Post
              He has heavy hands. You can’t build that with some folks. Undefeated is also pretty important. I would like to see him take his time and learn to box better. Get the buzz back - but you are not going to do that when you have some areas that are mediocre and want to fight champs right now!
              He has heavy hands? but went to points against a guy BJS put over three times and stopped and oddly enough he was the one on the floor in that fight.

              And hasn't stopped an opponent since which oddly coincides with his first real step up in competition, wonder if that alleged power is a myth and he's just good at knocking stiffs over because he certainly didn't have any power in the amateurs...

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              • #17
                I don't think that he's great by any means at the moment, but continuing to fight lower level opponents is not something that interests him and doesn't fall in line with what he sees for himself. I give him props for actually running to the smoke rather than running away from it.

                He needs to surround himself with a good team and trainer that really believe in him like he does, and push him to the best of his ability while teaching him in the areas where he's deficient. If he loses, its an opportunity to gain experience and learn what it takes to reach the next level, but he and his team also get paid. He's young and can't be afraid of a loss or 2, that's if he truly wants to be a top fighter and get his bread.

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                • #18
                  Originally posted by chepboxingking View Post
                  If he’s genuinely looking for legacy building fights, he’ll sign with PBC. If he’s looking to cash out, he’ll go with Hearn. Where he signs will speak volumes on his intentions.
                  Outrageous thing to say, most of the notable PBC fighters are on the shelf for a year or more before they get any fight let alone a meaningful one, it's laughable to imply he lacks intent signing with a different outfit.

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                  • #19
                    Originally posted by chepboxingking View Post
                    If he’s genuinely looking for legacy building fights, he’ll sign with PBC. If he’s looking to cash out, he’ll go with Hearn. Where he signs will speak volumes on his intentions.
                    Yes, what we need is partisan promotional BS.

                    Given the current climate and lack of co-operation between the different promotional posses, anyone looking to build legacy would be better served by signing no long term deals and instead trying to work with everyone on a fight-by-fight basis. Being beholden to no one is the only way to easily take all the big fights. Og course, this is financially the biggest risk. Which is why he won't do it. I suspect this was more about money than match-ups, and the evidence for that is that he said he'd have fought Hart if there was a bigger payday offered.

                    I wish him luck anyway.
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                    • #20
                      A fraud with huge mouth...

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