Where Was Edgar Berlanga Jr. Born?: Nationality and Ethnicity Revealed

Published 04/24/2021, 5:00 PM 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)


Edgar Berlanga is one young force in the sport, who has come into the limelight really quickly. Defying all the odds, Berlanga made his way into boxing with all his hard work. He took up boxing at a very young age and never really looked back. With the cracking skill-sets Berlanga possesses, his fans even cite him as the ‘Puerto Rican’ Mike Tyson. But is he really a Puerto Rican? What are Edgar Berlanga’s roots?

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‘The Chosen One’ was born on May 18, 1997, in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. His family moved to the USA prior to him being born. That said, Berlanga is both American and Puerto Rican.

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 23-year-old is also a gold medallist in the 2015 US Youth National Championships, held in 2015. A year after achieving that, Berlanga made his pro boxing debut against Jorge Pedroza and claimed a KO in the first round of the fight.

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Moving on, he only improved with time and kept adding constant wins to his resume. He is a sheer oppressor who likes to adopt an offensive approach to counter his opponents.

With this approach, Berlanga has seen some exuberant success in the sport, and this is predominantly why he seems the best super-middleweight among all the budding boxers.

Can Edgar Berlanga become a super-middleweight world champion in the future?

With an immaculate track record of 16 wins and 0 losses, ‘The Chosen One’ walks into every fight as a favorite. His insane first-round KO streak is proof of his dynamite-like power.

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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)

His prowess is too much to handle for his opponents, for obvious reasons. This makes him an intimidating prospect in the stacked 168-pound division.

With the magnetic aura and skill sets brought in by the ‘Puerto Rican Mike Tyson’, it’s certain that he’s on the ideal pathway to becoming the champion. Hence, it’ll be exciting to see how he elevates his career and crafts his profile as ‘The’ Edgar Berlanga and not ‘The Puerto Rican Mike Tyson’.

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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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