Edgar “The Chosen One” Berlanga (15-0, 15 KO) is satisfied that a big win subsequent weekend will give him heavy consideration for “Prospect of the year.”
Berlanga will seem to prolong his streak of first circular knockouts to a candy sixteen, when he faces Ulises Sierra on December 12.
“I wish to end 2020 on a high notice. in the event that they choose me as the foremost prospect of 2020, which will open the doors for larger things next 12 months,” Berlanga advised Carlos Gonzalez. “[Next year they] will understand that we are building anything special.”
Berlanga, 23-years-ancient, has garnered consideration inside boxing circles for his devastating punch.
in view that making his professional debut in 2016, the tough-punching Puerto Rican fighter has gained every bout by means of a primary circular knockout – putting him at quantity 4 on the all-time list. Sitting at quantity three is Edwin Valero, who received his first 18 fights by knockout in the first round.
Berlanga’s acceptance has develop into an issue for promoters when it comes to finding opponents.
“It become necessary to pay anything extra to Ulises to have accept the battle. I have no idea if or not it’s an indication that he’s scared, nonetheless it’s really a weakness. i am bound that for subsequent yr other assessments will come and, perhaps, an international title fight,” stated Berlanga. “The time will come once they may not be in a position to stroll away and they’re going to need to face me.”
The event on December 12 take area on the MGM Grand’s convention core in Las Vegas, Nevada. Former WBO featherweight champion Shakur Stevenson will headline the cardboard towards Toka Kahn-Clary. additionally, Berlanga’s countryman Felix Verdejo should be in action.
“It should be a great evening for Puerto Rico. i am sure that we’ll provide [Puerto Rico] notable victories because the island deserves it after so many things that people have gone through this yr, particularly because of the pandemic,” Berlanga talked about.