Edgar Berlanga Wants to Prove Himself Before Fighting David Benavidez: ‘I Gotta Get Some Rounds In’

Published 01/05/2021, 1:02 AM EST


Ever since his debut, Edgar Berlanga has made it to the top of news headlines. He has fought 16 times and finished all his opponents via T/KO.

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Being a sturdy contender in the super- middleweight division, he is keen on making his way to the ultimate gold. In order to reach the pinnacle, Berlanga will have to face some resilient fighters.

‘The Chosen One’ already has a couple of names in his mind whom he wishes to take on. One is fellow Puerto Rican, Gabriel Rosado, and the other one is David Benavidez.

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In an Instagram live, Berlanga jotted his plans on whom he wishes to take on first between the two.

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)

He said, “Shout-out to Gabe Rosado, We could probably make that fight happen for the people, for Puerto Rico. For Puerto Rican Day weekend, we could make something happen.”

‘The Chosen One’ seemed ecstatic to touch gloves with Rosado in his next bout. He believes the two Puerto Ricans can make a great fight for their nation, grabbing the attention of the entire world.

When asked about the mighty Benavidez fight, he said:

“That’s an amazing fight, man, Benavidez, a great fight for me.”

He concluded with, “But before I get to him, I gotta prove myself. I gotta get some rounds in and prove myself to the critics. Not just them, but for myself.” 

Gabriel Rosado or David Benavidez? Who is an ideal opponent for Edgar Berlanga?

Berlanga, 23, is unranked in the 168-pound division as of now. He’s young and an extremely intimidating prospect in the super-middleweight roster. At the current position of his career, Gabriel Rosado is the perfect fight for him.

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)

Though Berlanga exhibits sublime skill sets, the Benavidez fight shouldn’t be on his cards for now as the latter races ahead in experience and rankings when compared to the Puerto Rican. ‘The Chosen One’ should fight a couple more times to gain rankings and exposure in the super-middleweight roster first and then challenge Benavidez.

Berlanga is predicted to enter the boxing ring in early 2021. His fans will be interested to see who he takes on among the aforementioned fighters.

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Who would you like to see Edgar Berlanga fight next? Let us know.

 

 

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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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