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Berlanga Still One and Done Continues Against Sierra

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Berlanga Still One and Done Continues Against Sierra

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Berlanga Still One and Done Continues Against Sierra

Edgar Berlanga, to kick off the ESPN portion of the Top Rank Boxing card Saturday night, made another quick round of action as he took on and immediately took out Ulises Sierra in the first round to continue his first-round knockout streak.

Berlanga, in the fight, scored three knockdowns in forcing the stoppage at 2:40 of round one to move to 16-0, with all 16 coming in under three minutes or less.

The fight went pretty much like this: Berlanga knocked Sierra down. He knocked him down, again, and then was stopped for good at the 2:40 mark of the first round.

To give credit to Sierra, he hung in there longer than his last foe inside “The Bubble” Lanell Bellows, increasing the average time that Berlanga has been in the ring from 91 seconds to 98.

After the fight, Berlanga was demanding a step up in competition.

“{I want} rounds. The better competition, the better opposition we fight, I believe we’re going to get those rounds in. We ended 2020 with a bang. 2021 is big year for us, and I’m looking forward to it,” Berlanga stated.

“Tito Trinidad was my idol. He still is. Just being with him opened up my eyes as to what boxing is about, the dedication, the focus, leaving the streets and the bad people alone.”

Do I think Berlanga will have anyone that will challenge his first-round streak?  Not likely, but this is a fun ride that he is on and we’ll see what name is next up for him. Speaking with Boxingscene, he hinted that the Brooklyn native wanted to fight back home next year.

“I would love to fight back home next year if we can,” Berlanga revealed to “I’m from Brooklyn, I got fans from my hometown all the way to Puerto Rico. We’d love to bring back boxing to Madison Square Garden on the weekend of the Puerto Rican Day Parade.”

Top Rank is well known for themed boxing events, and let’s see if that one can be created for this sensation next year.

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Marquis Johns is a unknown humorist and avid boxing fan. His love for the sweet science goes back to when matches were 15 rounds and has been covering fights since closed-circuit pay-per-views. Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth is not only a quote by Mike Tyson, it's also a pretty good reminder to keep your guard up.

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