NABO super-middleweight champion Edgar Berlanga has vowed to gentle up New York with a knockout present on Saturday, reside on Sky Sports activities from 2.30am on Sunday morning.
The unbeaten 25-year-old, who’s nicknamed ‘The Chosen One’ and has a file of 16 first-round knockouts in his 19 fights to date, takes on artful Colombian Alexis Angulo within the 10-round principal occasion within the Hulu Theater at Madison Sq. Backyard as he bids to shut in on a world-title shot.
Berlanga, who was born in Brooklyn and whose household hails from Puerto Rico, mentioned: “I am excited. It is Puerto Rican Day [Parade] weekend. [The first one] because the pandemic, two years. I have been dreaming about this since I used to be a child. I really feel like I spoke it into existence. My arduous work paid off and now we’re right here.
“I am simply trying ahead to performing, exploding like I at all times do and bringing again the outdated Edgar Berlanga.
“Angulo is the kind of fighter that comes ahead. Hopefully, he does that this Saturday. He is a troublesome, rugged fighter. He makes it look ugly, comes ahead. He has energy identical to me. He is highly effective, so it will be a tremendous evening.
“I am searching for an enormous victory. I am able to go all out.”
Angulo, 38, who has two losses in his 29 fights, mentioned: “I am very grateful for the chance, and I’ll take full benefit of it. We will placed on a great presentation for everybody.”
The winner of the battle would be the first recipient of Madison Sq. Backyard’s Miguel Cotto Trophy. Puerto Rican icon Cotto, a four-division world champion who’s being inducted into the Worldwide Boxing Corridor of Fame this weekend, headlined 5 MSG battle nights on the eve of the Puerto Rican Day Parade and shall be ringside on Saturday evening.
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