Edgar Berlanga passed the toughest test and barely reached victory



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Edgar Berlanga passed the toughest test and barely reached victory

This was perhaps the first real test of his career, and Edgar definitely passed it. The match was fairly even, in fact much more even than the referee cards showed (99-91, 99-91, 98-92). If you look at the cards, Berlanga was better in 9 out of 10 rounds with two judges, and in 8 out of 10 rounds with one judge.

But the real situation was a little different nonetheless; many agree that Alexis Angulo was probably even a better boxer in four rounds. Angulo proved to be a very tough nut to crack and easily survived Berlange’s initial bouts, and later it even looked like he was the one who was the stronger hitter than these two boxers.

Berlanga is smiling with a great future after this match, and the BoxRec rankings currently place him in 11th place, while the first and second are champions, Saul Alvarez and Demetrius Andrade. With this victory, he proved to the fans that he is not another one of those 'hype train' boxers who go out after the first real challenge.

16 knockouts in the first round in his first 16 appearances.

After the first 16 appearances, Edgar Berlang was considered an unprecedented sensation because he was perhaps the only boxer in history to record 16 knockouts in the first round in his first 16 appearances.

Although his opponents were not from the very top of the super middleweight category, they were not bad either. They were all boxers who either have over 20 matches with a few defeats or boxers who are just breaking through just like him and have one or possibly two defeats.

The boxer himself stated that his goal is not to knock out opponents in the first round, but that he wants someone with whom he will be able to gain experience to fight until the judge's decision. So in the last three fights, he got much better opponents who still managed to survive that famous first round with him and finally came to the referee's decision. Berlanga also won in those three matches but also gained valuable experience in boxing.