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I’m still 23 right now, so time is on my side. In Berlanga’s last fight, he stopped Eric Moon (11-3, 6 KOs in just 62 seconds of round one. Edgar Berlanga sees future mega fight with Canelo Alvarez happening, Watch: Davis and Inoue lead KO parade on Halloween. I don’t see why not. Phil Jay is Editor of WBN. His recent opponent, Lanell Bellows, is a veteran of the sport who wasn’t stopped by any boxer before. IBF 168-lb champion Caleb Plant was recently mentioned as someone that Golden Boy was interested in matching against Canelo, but not Benavidez. Bellows had never been stopped in a long career, giving extra significance to the buzz surrounding Berlanga’s astonishing streak. The impressive Berlanga then revealed he could be back as soon as December. “I don’t know what’s going on with that, but I’m going to be ready or anything. If Berlanga is still facing unknown fighters at that time, he’ll be ignored in the same way that Canelo ignores other super middleweights like David Benavidez and Caleb Plant. Berlanga is with Top Rank and fights on ESPN. Rising young knockout artist Edgar Berlanga recently got the biggest exposure of his career, featured on an ESPN card where he extended his streak of first round stoppages to 14 in a row, effortlessly blasting out Eric Moon in just 62 seconds on Top Rank’s July 21 show. He doesn’t want to just knock over second-rate opponents and make his name that way, he wants to keep improving and meet the best, and hopes to be the best. The fight barely began, and Berlanga unleashed his one-sided assault on Bellows. Moreover, Canelo won’t need to deal with a lot of pressure from the boxing fans for not fighting Berlanga because they won’t be competing in the same division.

Canelo saw an opportunity to pick up and easy title against the past and faded Kovalev, so he moved up in weight. To learn more or opt-out, read our Cookie Policy. Had Floyd waited until Canelo was in his late 20s, he likely would be beaten. If he does, will he truly be ready? Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay. How Trevor Lawrence’s absence affects betting Clemson vs. Notre Dame, Rafael Nadal is More ‘Likeable’ Than Roger Federer, Claims Iga Swiatek’s Coach, Patriots want huge haul for Stephon Gilmore, Is John Brown playing Monday night? And he still sees that as the big goal at 168, and believes he’ll be ready relatively soon. Despite any rumors, there is plenty of evidence that Gervonta Davis did nothing wrong on Saturday. Please also read our Privacy Notice and Terms of Use, which became effective December 20, 2019. Callum Smith, Billy Joe Saunders, and Caleb Plant, they all received an offer [to fight alvarez], but I didn’t. Thus, it is safe to believe that Berlanga wouldn’t run out of legitimate contenders anytime soon. -Gamboa a besoin d'un classement dans le top 15 avec la WBC pour défier Haney!! We saw several highlight reel knockouts on a great day and night of boxing on Halloween. “I don’t feel like I’m going to go up to 175 anytime soon.

Berlanga says he’ll be ready to take on Canelo in a year and a half, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to get the fight. Now, standing on the fifteenth victory of his pro career, Edgar Berlanga is the next big thing in the boxing community.

Benavidez will be moving up to 175 after he unifies the 168lb division, and he might not be able to come back down in weight to face Berlanga. Instead, he continuously landed big shots to seal the victory. So I still have a lot of work to do,” said Benavidez. Benavidez wants Berlanga, Canelo, Plant & Saunders, Hearn talks, Canelo, DAZN, Golovkin & Fury vs. Joshua, Errol Spence targeting Canelo Alvarez for fight at 160 at Cowboys’ Stadium, David Benavidez training for early 2021 return at super middleweight, WBC extends Canelo vs. Yildirim purse bid 15 days for vacant 168-lb belt, Povetkin tests positive for COVID-19: Whyte rematch postponed, Anthony Joshua might not vacate WBO title to swerve Oleksandr Usyk, Dillian Whyte blames Chisora corner for defeat to Usyk, Tank Davis is the “Top dog” says Floyd Mayweather, Marc Castro Debut Off After Positive Covid Test, Donovan vs Barrett & Courtenay vs. Ball this Friday, Aug.14, Lawrence Okolie vs. Glowacki added to Joshua-Pulev card on Dec.12, Boxing results from the weekend: Mario Barrios, Israel Mercado, Toka Kahn-Clary, Results / Photos: “Tank” Davis beats Leo Santa Cruz, Results / Photos: Monster Mash – Naoya Inoue KOs Jason Moloney, Results / Photos: George Kambosos Jr & Savannah Marshall Win. Floyd Mayweather Jr caught Canelo at the early point in his career in beating him at 22. There is no ‘Glove Gate’ with Gervonta Davis. What a lot of fans don’t realize is the 23-year-old Berlanga and Benavidez are both the same age. Your email address will not be published. By Matt Lieberman: Unbeaten super middleweight contender Edgar Berlanga (14-0, 14 KO) is already targeting a fight against WBA secondary 168-pound champion Canelo Alvarez. What we don’t know is when precisely fans will be allowed back in for fights because the pandemic could linger for years, especially if the world population chooses not to take the vaccine in 2021 or later. The 36-year-old Kovalev, who looked completely shot in his previous contest against Anthony Yarde, was perfect for Canelo. He’s a great fighter, and I’m a great fighter, that could be massive fireworks all night. Erin is a sports enthusiast who loves indulging in occasional football matches. Super middleweight phenom Edgar Berlanga has admitted a fight with pound for pound king Canelo Alvarez is firmly on his radar. When Canelo recently moved up to 175 to go after a world title, picked over-the-hill fighter Sergey Kovalev rather than IBF/WBC champion Artur Beterbiev. But he’s also not afraid to set goals for himself, either. I’m definitely all up for it.

The shots that Berlanga is hitting his opponents with would knock out the elite fighters at 168 and 175. “Out of everybody else received an offer, but I never received an offer [to fight]. _taboola.push({flush: true}); The views expressed in all articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of BoxingNews24 or its affiliates.

By Matt Lieberman: Unbeaten super middleweight contender Edgar Berlanga (14-0, 14 KO) is already targeting a fight against WBA secondary 168-pound champion Canelo Alvarez. There are too many fights here at 168 for me to go up to 175. I’ve already accomplished a lot, but to me, it doesn’t feel like anything yet. “As soon as I stepped out of the ring, Bob was right there saying we’re going to put you on the fight card in December. Unlike Benavidez, Plant’s game is based on his speed and reflexes, and those things will deteriorate over time. I’m comfortable here at 168. Copyright © 2007-2020 Boxing News 24. It wasn’t just the TV audience — most of his fights have come on Top Rank’s streaming prelims on ESPN+, and those draw little attention overall. Privacy Statement l Cookies Policy l Boxing Resources l Back To Top l Contact Us. Let’s go, let’s do it,’ he concluded. We got to give the fans what they want to see,” said Benavidez. At 23-years-old, the 6’1″ Berlanga says he’ll be ready to take on Canelo in 18 months from now. Looking at his ongoing performances, Edgar Berlanga can be matched up against any of the A-listers of his division at this point.