Edgar Berlanga to Return in April 2021 – Will Fight Real Competition Two Months Later

Published 01/17/2021, 7:15 AM EST
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 risen to vast fame in no time. The undefeated fighter fought thrice last year and won all of them. He has no intentions of stopping and already looks super-ready for his next bout. The Top Rank fighter’s manager, Keith Connolly, has unveiled a piece of news surrounding his return fight for this April.

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Mike Coppinger reported this and rolled out the news on his official Twitter handle.

“Keith Connolly tells The Athletic he’s in discussions with Top Rank regarding the return of Edgar Berlanga, who has 16 first-round KOs in 16 fights. Fight being eyed for early April with a true step-up bout in June on Puerto Rican Day Parade Weekend in New York.”

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More than anyone else, it will thrill Berlanga to gift his fans a treat on a special day for his country. He is also cited as the ‘Puerto Rican Mike Tyson’ because of his daunting track record.

Until now, the ‘Chosen One’ has fought 16 times and won all of those fights via T/KO. This makes him a staunch contender in one of the most stacked divisions.

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Can Edgar Berlanga gain a title-fight in 2021?

The ‘Puerto Rican Mike Tyson‘ is just 23-years old and already has a career to look upon. He is yet to storm into the top-10 rankings for the super-middleweight division. However, he is on the right track and has a substantial amount of wins. Moreover, a probable victory in April might land him up in the top-10 of the 168-pounders.

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He is a super-active and young contender who can fight pretty frequently.

Considering his active run in the roster and the ability to put his opponents to sleep, he’s not far away from a title shot in 2021. Maybe a win or a couple of wins can put him right on the top of the contention.

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Who would you like to see Edgar Berlanga fight on his return? Do you envisage ‘The Chosen One’ as a super-middleweight champion by the year-end?

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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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