Edgar Berlanga Speaks Up on a Potential Bout With Canelo Alvarez – ‘I Just Have to Continue to Win in a Remarkable Fashion’

Published 04/24/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
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)


Edgar Berlanga is one of boxing’s biggest rising sensations. The undefeated American has a 100 percent first-round knockout rate. As a result, experts have tipped him to become a world champion. And Berlanga has now spoken up about a potential bout with super-star Canelo Alvarez.

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‘The Chosen One’ will return to the ring against Demond Nicholson on the undercard of Emanuel Navarrete vs. Christopher Diaz. He will look to extend his streak to 17-0 and silence the critics yet again. However, it could also see him continue his rise to the top and a potential world title shot.

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)

The 16-0 boxer spoke to Metro UK and gave his honest opinion on the Canelo Alvarez fight. “The puzzle is connected together perfectly,” said Berlanga. “I just have to continue to win in a remarkable fashion and it is going to come.”

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This comment showed that ‘The Puerto Rican Mike Tyson’ is open to a fight against Alvarez, but knows he has to continue to work towards it. However, fans and critics will point towards the fact that he has fought no one in the top ten and thus should not warrant a fight against the champion.

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Canelo Alvarez is one of the biggest names in the sport and is on his way to becoming an undisputed champion in the super-middleweight division. Therefore, Berlanga will have to truly earn that fight given the number of other challengers who will want to face Alvarez.

‘The Chosen One‘, who is aware of the same said, “Everything there cannot happen unless I keep winning. But if I keep winning, keep looking good and keep performing, man, that fight is there.”

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This comment from Berlanga showed he is aware of what the boxing world expects from him. The Puerto Rican puncher knows he has to stay grounded and not give in to the hype. Moreover, ‘The Chosen One’ is certain that if he continues to knock out opponents akin to his previous 16 bouts, the fight against Alvarez will be inevitable.

What do you make of these comments from Edgar Berlanga? Do you think he is the heir to Canelo Alvarez in the super-middleweight division?

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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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