Edgar Berlanga Teases Another Knockout Victory – ‘Get Your Popcorn Ready’

Published 04/23/2021, 4:01 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 is one of boxing’s biggest rising stars. The undefeated super-middleweight is blessed with incredible power, which has made him a bright prospect for the future. ‘The Puerto Rican Mike Tyson’ will return to the ring on Saturday to face Demond Nicholson on the undercard of Emanuel Navarrete vs. Christopher Diaz.

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Ahead of the fight, the hard-hitting youngster has given fans something to be excited about.

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)

The 16-0 boxer spoke to the media at the pre-fight press conference and gave his preview of the fight. He said, “I mean, it’s going to be fireworks. For me, like I always say, each and every fight, get your popcorn ready because it’s going to be fireworks.”

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This comment from the 23-year-old showed his confidence in his ability to entertain fans. Moreover, it revealed that Berlanga feels it will be another knockout victory for him. And given his record, it is hard to go against ‘The Chosen One’.

However, his opponent, Nicholson, will certainly have something to say about this comment as he will look to shock the boxing world. A victory over a highly rated boxer like Berlanga would be a massive statement from the 28-year-old.

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Can Edgar Berlanga knockout Demond Nicholson in the first round?

The greatest testament to Berlanga’s power is his record of 16-straight first-round knockout victories. The undefeated American will look to extend this to 17 on Saturday. So can Berlanga knockout Nicholson in the first round?

‘The Chosen One’ goes into the bout as the favorite; however, Nicholson has more experience with 27 (23-3-1) professional bouts. Therefore, it will be a challenge for Berlanga to knock him out.

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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)

Despite this, Berlanga showed in his last fight that he can knock out tough contenders when he handed Ulises Sierra his first career knockout. Therefore, there is a good chance ‘The Puerto Rican Mike Tyson’ will treat fans to yet another finish of a similar kind.

What do you make of these comments from Edgar Berlanga? Do you think the young fighter can extend his opening round KO streak to 17?

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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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