During Saturday’s DAZN telecast, we saw the announcement of a June 24th fight between recent Matchroom signee, Edgar Berlanga taking on Jason Quigley live from the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
This will be Berlanga’s first fight with his new promoter Matchroom Boxing after leaving on good terms with his longtime promoter Top Rank Inc. Berlanga recently caught up with Little Giant Boxing and outlined his thoughts on Quigley.
“I’m ready for whoever they put in front of me,” said Berlanga to Little Giant Boxing. “[My next fight is] with Jason Quigley, he is Irish, pretty sure he is going to bring his Irish friends out, [and it will be] Ireland versus Puerto Rico that night.”
Berlanga, who took over the sport of boxing during the COVID-19 pandemic as his first-round knockout streak of sixteen straight finishes all in the first round made him a celebrity outside of boxing. Rappers like Lil Wayne had a cut out of Edgar Berlanga put in his studio to give him inspiration for crafting songs, as Berlanga began to go from an undercard attraction to a certified main event fighter. Now, Berlanga has his hopes set on landing a Canelo Alvarez fight, a fight he is open to as soon as in his next fight.
Berlanga has now gone from his knockout streak to four straight decision wins with each one looking a bit more troubling than the last one. Berlanga is as confident as ever that he will rebound with a new promoter, as he believes that it is his time - and Canelo Alvarez is on the way out of the sport.
“A Mexican star versus a Puerto Rican star, it’s gonna sell, man,” said Berlanga. “I'm a young lion so you know right now Canelo’s at that age where he has a couple more fights and I know he’s going to head out the door so it’s time for him to give up the belts.”