Edgar Berlanga Explains Why He Couldn’t Knockout Demond Nicholson – ‘I Know I Could Have Done a Lot Better’

Published 04/24/2021, 11:24 PM EDT
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)


Edgar Berlanga has preserved his undefeated streak with yet another victory. However, the American sensation lost his knockout streak after failing to finish his opponent in eight rounds. ‘The Chosen One’ faced Demond Nicholson on the undercard of the Emanuel Navarrete vs. Christopher Diaz event. After eight rounds of exciting boxing, Berlanga won a 79-68-79-68-79-68 unanimous decision victory.

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Following the fight, Berlanga explained why he couldn’t knock out his opponent.

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)

After the fight, the 17-0 boxer said, “I felt like it was a C, you know. I know I could have done a lot better. There were things that I should’ve did. But, you know, we got the job done.”

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This comment showed the regrets ‘The Chosen One’ had with his performance. He then explained why he did push-ups in the ring. “He was telling me to throw the jab and use body shots. But, Puerto Rico, te queiro mucho. And you know, I didn’t follow instructions, so he had to give me push-ups.”

How did the Edgar Berlanga vs. Demond Nicholson fight pan out?

Nicholson came into the bout as the underdog and many expected Berlanga to steamroll him. However, the American boxer put up a good account of himself. He was the first pugilist to last past the first round against Berlanga.

Though the fight started slowly, it came alive in the second when Berlanga got his first knockdown. ‘The Chosen One’  then followed it up with constant pressure. However, Nicholson held on and showed his incredible determination.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 14: Edgar Berlanga celebrates his first round Technical Knockout against Cesar Nunez during their super middleweight bout at Madison Square Garden on December 14, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

However, the American could never get a hold of the fight and spent the eight rounds surviving the pressure from Berlanga, who almost got the knockout in the last 10 seconds. However, Nicholson got back up and the fight went to the judges.

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Ultimately, after four knockdowns and complete dominance, Berlanga took home a deserved victory. Moreover, he got much-needed experience going the distance for the first time in his career.

What did you make of this performance from Edgar Berlanga? Who do you think he should fight next?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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