Hearn On Berlanga: “Munguia, GGG, Ryder, BJS – You Want A Man On The Entrance Foot Towards Berlanga”


Boxing for the primary time underneath the Matchroom banner, unbeaten super-middleweight Edgar Berlanga acquired the win final evening over Jason Quigley, however “The Chosen One,” because the Puerto Rican is known as, didn’t get the assertion win he and Eddie Hearn wished, Berlanga didn’t get the KO, as an alternative having to make do with a large unanimous choice win and the scoring of 4 knockdowns.

Now 21-0(16) Berlanga has received his final 5 fights by way of choice, this after initially romping to a fairly eye-catching 16 straight KO’s, all of them coming within the opening spherical. Quigley, who had his moments final evening, falls to 20-3(14).

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So, what subsequent for Berlanga? The 26 yr outdated has made it clear he desires a mega-fight with celebrity Canelo Alvarez, but it surely’s unlikely Berlanga earned that with final evening’s win. There are, nevertheless, a great many different choices for the heavy-handed Berlanga. Hearn spoke about how he want to make a combat between Berlanga and Jaime Munguia (Oscar De La Hoya received’t like the thought of working with Hearn, however that’s one other story!), or, failing that, Berlanga in opposition to both Gennady Golovkin, Billy Joe Saunders (who just lately known as Berlanga out by way of some insults the previous two-time champ hurled at Berlanga on social media) or John Ryder.

“I’d prefer it to be [Berlanga versus Munguia], Mexico versus Puerto Rico,” Hearn mentioned. “You’ve acquired Gennady Golovkin, you’ve acquired John Ryder, you’ve acquired Billy Joe Saunders…..they’re the fellows, you want a man who’s coming to win, on the entrance foot in opposition to Edgar Berlanga and that’s if you’re gonna see one of the best of him.”

Hearn mentioned he felt it was a great efficiency from Berlanga final evening, though the promoter did say Berlanga “went very quiet within the combat between rounds seven and 11.” And it was a good efficiency for positive. However followers need knockouts, particularly from a man who predicts them and used to attain them in all of his fights. Can Berlanga KO an elite fighter? Will we actually see one of the best of Berlanga if or when he fights a come-forward, aggressive puncher? How will Berlanga’s chin maintain up in opposition to a real power-puncher?

That talked of (by Hearn largely) Berlanga-Munguia combat would certainly be one to look at. Munguia, unbeaten at 42-0(33) gave us a real thriller, a FOTY contender, a few weeks in the past in opposition to Sergiy Derevyanchenko, and this potential Mexico-Puerto Rico rumble would very possible be an awesome motion combat additionally.

However who wins if it occurs? Can Edgar Berlanga defeat elite stage fighters?


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