Eddie Hearn: “DAZN Will Be Eager On Munguia Vs. Berlanga”


After his tougher-than-expected struggle in opposition to middleweight Jason Quigley final Saturday evening, the hulking 168-pounder Edgar Berlanga desires to money in immediately in his subsequent contest for Matchroom, with him & promoter Eddie Hearn wanting Jaime Munguia subsequent on the “huge home” at Madison Sq. Backyard in New York.

Focusing solely on the cash the struggle in opposition to the 26-year-old Munguia (42-0, 33 KOs) would make in New York, that’s the match-up that Berlanga (21-0, 16 KOs) desires subsequent.

It’s unclear why Berlanga & Hearn are in such a giant hurry to struggle Munguia and Gennadiy Golovkin as a result of they need to be specializing in fights that may develop him at 168.

Munguia is mainly a middleweight and seemed poor past phrases in his first struggle at tremendous middleweight in opposition to Sergiy Derevyanchenko on June tenth on DAZN.

If Berlanga has confidence in himself, he must be persevering with his improvement in order that he can compete with these 168-pounders, David Benavidez & David Morrell Jr, each of that are the identical age as Edgar however much more superior.

After final evening’s efficiency, you’ll be able to’t put Berlanga anyplace near the extent of Benavidez & Morrell. These guys are the identical age, possibly a bit of youthful in Morrell’s case, however so significantly better than Berlanga. They might have destroyed Quigley in a single or two rounds final evening.

These fighters weren’t simply attempting to cash-in immediately like Berlanga is doing. They’ve been specializing in getting higher, not simply seeking to earn money, as Berlanga is seemingly obsessive about.

The way in which Berlanga is just fascinated about cash gives the look that his profession is created for a cash-out goal and never for successful world titles, engaging in one thing within the sport, and making a legacy.

Hearn desires Munguia subsequent for Berlanga

“We at all times wish to push the boundaries and do one thing completely different. I do need Edgar to struggle in Puerto Rico, and I feel if we didn’t land the Munguia struggle or one thing like that, possibly that’s one thing we do subsequent,” stated Eddie Hearn to the media final Saturday evening about the place Edgar Berlanga might struggle subsequent after his profitable warm-up struggle in opposition to Jason Quigley.

“There’s one thing a bit of bit completely different however I additionally wish to
maintain the momentum of what we began tonight. I feel Billy Joe Saunders isn’t going to be prepared this facet of the 12 months for Edgar Berlanga however I feel he can be a fantastic struggle. He’s a giant identify.

“John Ryder is a really powerful struggle. You noticed him go 12 with Canelo Alvarez. so I feel there’s there are a great deal of fights that may very well be made. You’ve bought Caleb Plant. You’ve bought clearly Benavidez, and also you’ve bought Morrell. You’ve bought Charlo, you’ve bought a great deal of tremendous middleweights.

Berlanga seeking to money in

“There’s the opposite facet of the road if that’s what you wish to name it, however we don’t care actually. We’re doing our personal factor and also you
know that the DAZN can be very eager on Munguia in opposition to Berlanga. Munguia does nice numbers, and so does Berlanga. It’s only a super struggle,” stated Hearn.

“They’re nice Fighters,” stated Berlanga when requested about his ideas on John Ryder & Billy Joe Saunders. “At that degree, they’re going to return to play. I really feel like GGG goes to return to play. Ryder, you seen him struggle twelve rounds in opposition to Canelo. That’s the largest man [money-wise] at 168 proper now.

“Munguia is one other man. He had an amazing struggle with my brother Sergiy, however proper now, I really feel like the largest struggle is Munguia. He’s Mexican, he’s younger, he’s my age and we each do numbers.

“I do know for a incontrovertible fact that we might do loopy numbers out right here in New York on the Backyard. We will sit down with my dad, [manager] Keith Connolly, and the bossman [Eddie Hearn] and we are able to make it occur.

“The twelfth spherical, that’s me [againt Quigley]. Let your fingers go; push the struggle. Kill. Clearly, you seen the outcomes of that. I virtually bought him out of there. From proper there, we’re going to take off,” stated Berlanga.

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