Bob Arum Reveals a Stacked Fight Plan for Edgar Berlanga

Published 08/18/2021, 9:30 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS – OCTOBER 29: Boxing promoter Bob Arum speaks at a get-out-the-vote rally in support of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) at Orr Middle School on the last day of early voting October 29, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Recent polls show Reid, who is seeking his fifth term, four points behind Republican challenger Sharron Angle. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)


Edgar Berlanga is among the few young boxing sensations who have taken the sport by storm. Over the past few years, the young gun, who has accrued tremendous attention, is only getting better with time. Moreover, many boxing pundits have already set an eye on how Berlanga is shaping up his boxing run. That said, he’s an undeniable fan favorite, who promises to go big in the future.

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Recently, his promoter and the Top Rank boss, Bob Arum, spoke exclusively to Sky Sports. Here, he spilled the beans on ‘The Chosen One’s next fight and his plans ahead.

Arum said, “He will appear on [the Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder undercard on] October 9 then he will be in Madison Square Garden on December 11.”

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“Then we will take him to Puerto Rico. He is a New Yorker of Puerto Rican origin.”

“He will fight in Puerto Rico where he is enormously popular.”

The 24-year-old is one of the most active fighters at present. Until now, he has taken 17 fights in total and has scored T/KO wins in a whopping 16 fights. Alongside this, he’s also retained his undefeated stint. Overall, the New York native has shown enough power, defense, and some exuberant fight skills to set himself apart from the rest.

However, like any other contender in the division, Berlanga, too, has an aspiration to fight for the ultimate title. He’s created enough buzz around himself and is truly ready to roar in some cosmic wars with bigwigs of the division.

Edgar Berlanga – The next big thing in boxing

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‘The Chosen One’ has sent massive shock waves in the boxing fraternity with his performances. The fans love him because he abruptly rolls out performances that put them in a frenzy. That said, he has every ability to walk down as a sheer legend in the game.

LAS VEGAS, NV – DECEMBER 12: Edgar Berlanga celebrates after defeating Ulises Sierra at the MGM Grand Conference Center on December 12, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images)

And considering how he’s chalking out his run, it’s safe to admit he’s right on the roadway to the top

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What do you make of Arum’s above comments? Do you envision Edgar Berlanga as the upcoming legend?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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