Puerto Rican Mike Tyson, Edgar Berlanga, Set to Return on Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder 3 Undercard

Published 08/27/2021, 9:30 AM 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)


The hardcore boxing lovers have eagerly waited to see Edgar Berlanga coming back to the ring after his last appearance in April 2021. That said, the promising prodigy will now finally make his return under the big lights. And he’ll have a massive opportunity in hand to fight on Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury‘s undercard, set to take place on October 9.

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Berlanga will face Marcelo Esteban Coceres, and he’ll be eager to smother his fellow contemporary out.

Until now, ‘The Chosen One’ has shown tremendous promise by displaying his slick fight skills to the test. However, he wants to trace a long pathway in the super-middleweight division. Accordingly, on October 9, he’ll have to make the most out of his opportunity.

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In his last fight, Berlanga locked horns with the stout Demond Nicholson. Both these fighters were keen to add a ‘W’ to their record, to eventually set themselves up for big fights ahead. That said, they both came in full preparations for this epic clash and put out a fight worth the hype.

However, in the end, it was the Puerto Rican powerhouse who stood tall to claim a unanimous decision win. This was the first time when Berlanga’s pro-fight went to the judges for a decision. Because prior to this fight, the young gun scored knockout victories across all his fights.

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)

‘The Chosen One’ couldn’t knock Nicholson out, yet he made sure to hold major control of the ring throughout. And in his October 9 boxing outing, the 24-year-old will walk in with an even more aggressive approach.

Should Edgar Berlanga take on tougher opponents?

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Berlanga has undoubtedly proven his mettle in the stacked 168-pound division. But in order to be the best, he’ll have to test himself in deep waters.

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)

Also, if he wants to get his hands on the ultimate 168-pound gold, ‘The Chosen One’ will have to align himself with the bigwigs of the division.

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Chiefly, he’s one of the most captivating fighters in the mix, and his skill sets would certainly be tested if he faces some stern challengers. It’ll be exciting to see whom he faces after battling Marcelo Esteban Coceres.

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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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