Fans Trash Boxing Prospect Edgar Berlanga for Calling Out Canelo Alvarez

Published 10/10/2021, 8:32 AM EDT
Oct 9, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Marcelo Esteban Coceres (red trunks) and Edgar Berlanga (white/pink trunks) during their vacant NABO super middleweight championship boxing match at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports


Edgar Berlanga scored a gratifying win on Wilder vs Fury card, and he bagged the vacant WBO NABO super-middleweight title. He’s hung around the 168-pound roster for a while and the knockout king was desperately in search of a win and of a title. Now that he has one title under his wing, the young gun would like to make the most out of it by fighting the champions in his division.

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For now, though, the title picture in the super-middleweight division is sealed as the champs, Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant are slated to face each other on November 6. However, Berlanga wants to get his hands on Canelo and test his prowess.

But, ‘The Chosen One’s’ notion of fighting Canelo didn’t go well with the fans. That said, a few fans even took to Twitter to mock Berlanga.

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One fan wrote, Edgar Berlanga had the audacity to call out Canelo like 2 days ago and he getting touched by a guy ranked #35 in the division lol there’s levels to this..”

Another fan wrote, “#Canelo when he runs into Berlanga”

Just like the above two, a few more fans shared their reactions. Hopefully after this Berlanga stops calling out Canelo! Stay in your lane, dude. And stop with the monster nonsense. There’s only one monster, and that’s Inoue!” wrote another fan. 

Nadim Haddad wrote, “Brace yourselves for Canelo fans finding a way to big up his resume through Billy Joe Saunders fighting Concres who’s now giving Berlanga a fight”

“Remember when Bob Arum said that Berlanga could beat Canelo? Good times.” a boxing enthusiast wrote. 

Is Edgar Berlanga really ready to face Canelo Alvarez?

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Berlanga in his fight with Coceres was the aggressor, and he landed enough punches to get over the line. However, the Argentinian boxer dropped Berlanga in round 9 of their 10-round fight.

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)

This certainly exposed ‘The Chosen One’s’ game plan, and it’s clear that he’s not ready to face someone at the level of Canelo.

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That said, Berlanga has umpteen hurdles to pass in the 168-pound roster. And before he faces Canelo Alvarez, he should look to battle other bigwigs in the division like David Benavidez, Daniel Jacobs, and more.

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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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