Edgar Berlanga’s Diet: Pizzas, Sandwiches and More

Published 01/01/2021, 1:21 PM 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, the 23-year-old, super middleweight sensation, might be a legitimate threat to the division as none of his opponents has ever gone beyond the first round against him.

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Berlanga is an absolute knockout artist who has won all 16 of his professional fights via first rounds KOs and he is being compared with Mike Tyson by many. There’s no denying he deserves all the attention.

In the critical year of 2020, the American landed 3 wins and appears ready to enter the super middleweight title ride, which is currently under the reign of WBA, WBC, Ring, world champion Canelo Alvarez.

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While Berlanga’s boxing abilities continue to allure the fans, his diet plan might also raise several eyebrows. Nicknamed ‘The Chosen One’, Berlanga has a unique ability to retain his shape.

He claims himself to be a foodie with a diet full of pizzas and chicken wings. That includes munching on spaghetti with ground chicken 5 hours before the fight. According to Berlanga, he feels strong with the diet.

‘The Chosen One’ connected with GQ to reveal everything about his diet, sending several fans into a frenzy.

Edgar Berlanga-The KO diet for the KO artist

Berlanga is a self-proclaimed foodie as he indulges in his culinary interests once his fights are over. Well, he has finished all of his fights pretty quickly with an average career fight time of 98.8 seconds. So, it’s safe to say he doesn’t have to stay away from his favorite dishes for too long.

Speaking on his post-fight diet, Berlanga said, “Right after the fight, I’m eating everything! Chicken wings, burgers, milkshakes. As long as it’s fattening and I know it’s not good for you to eat, I’ll eat it.”

Well, he also has a special pre-fight meal. Starting from Breakfast to all, Berlanga has it all planned.

He continued, “Breakfast is usually homemade chocolate chip whole wheat pancakes. I love pasta, so 5 hours before the fight, it’s spaghetti with some ground meat.”

He added, “I love that because I feel like it gives me back the energy. About two hours before the fight, I’ll have a light snack, like some mixed fruit–something not too filling but enough to fuel me for the fight.”

Pizza, sandwich and More

Other than his fight days and fight camps, Berlanga doesn’t comprise on his love for food. He doesn’t only go out to eat but has his own set of favorite places.

Berlanga said, “I like to eat pizza. I love pizza, man. That’s my favorite. I love chicken wings and the sandwiches from the bodega. I have a specific store that I go to in Brooklyn.

“They’ve known me since I was seven years old and they make the best sandwiches in Brooklyn. I go there probably two times a week to get a sandwich.

“My favorite is the honey-glazed turkey with American cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and avocado with the bread toasted.” Apart from turkey, the American also likes Tres Leches. The soft milk cake-like Spanish dish is Berlanga’s favorite sack.

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)

Fight Camps

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Nevertheless, fight camps are always strict and Berlanga maintains a proper diet. This is how his fight camp diet looks like

 First meal: Egg whites, onions, peppers, avocado, coffee

Second meal: Quina with 6 ounces of beef, or chicken and sweet potatoes.

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Following such a diet and heavy workout, Edgar Berlanga has become a looming prodigy now. He is under the banner of Bob Arum’s Top Rank and with a such an alarming resume, he seems to be on the path to success.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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