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Matchroom Signs Edgar Berlanga- Plans For Canelo Fight?

Matchroom Signs Edgar Berlanga- Plans For Canelo Fight?

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Matchroom Signs Edgar Berlanga- Plans For Canelo Fight?

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Matchroom Signs Edgar Berlanga- Plans For Canelo Fight?

Today, Matchroom boxing have announced the signing of Unbeaten Super-Middleweight sensation Edgar Berlanga. The Brooklyn star has made a name for himself in the boxing world – with his battles with Steve Rolls and Alexis Angulo attracting the attention of Eddie Hearn and the Matchroom big wigs.

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Berlanga has made a name for himself, with his lightning speed and concussive power, which led to him amassing an astonishing 16 first-round KOs from his debut in June 2016 to December 2020. The Brooklyn star picked up his first title in October 2021, winning a decision over Marcelo Coceres to pick up the vacant WBO Super-Middleweight belt.

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The 25-year-old cemented his reputation with his wins over Rolls and Angulo. He has amassed a loyal following who have seen his rapid rise to number 4 with the WBO and IBF and number 6 with the WBA.

Eddie Hearn Excited by Edgar Berlanga Arrival

When asked about Berlanga, Hearn was full of praise for the new Matchroom arrival: “I am delighted to have won the race for Edgar’s signature.” Hearn continued: “It is no surprise that everyone wanted to snap him up – he has a great fanbase, he is a real character and most importantly, he can do the business in spectacular fashion in the ring.”

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Hearn tantalising added: “Edgar wants to be a World champion and the fight he wants is Canelo Alvarez. We are plotting a route for him to land that showdown with Canelo, and Edgar is ready to take on the best of the 168lbs division to prove he is ready to meet the undisputed champion in classic Mexico vs. Puerto Rico blockbuster.”

Berlanga Looks to the Future

Berlanga was full of exitement after penning his deal with Matchroom: “I’m excited to start my new journey with the best promoter in the world, the legend Eddie Hearn.” He added: “I want to thank my manager Keith Connolly and my father Edgar Berlanga Sr. who were instrumental in guiding me towards this amazing opportunity.”

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