Eddie Hearn: Wants Edgar Berlanga Vs Jaime Munguia in Main Room at MSG

Last night Edgar Berlanga began his Matchroom association with a unanimous decision victory over Ireland’s Jason Quigley at the Theater, Madison Square Garden.

Berlanga (21-0, 16 KOs) dropped Quigley 4 times on his way to a wide pints victory, but rated his performance as a “C” in the DAZN post fight interview.

Having recently joined Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom talk sharply turns towards who is next for the Brooklyn based ticket seller.

“I love the Gennadiy Golovkin fight.” Hearn said in the post fight press huddle. “I love Billy Joe Saunders maybe, John Ryder? I think Jaime Munguia is the right fight! It is two guys who are searching for that big fight, It’s Mexico Vs Puerto Rico, it’s going to be absolute fireworks. He’s going to be in a lot of fun fights, he’s got a lot of support.

“I want to go into the main room [of Madison Square Garden] with the Munguia fight. We could do that fight in LA, we could do it in Vegas and we have also had an approach to do his next fight in Puerto Rico, which I think will be a lot of fun. Obviously we sold out tonight, it was an incredible atmosphere. It really depends on the speed we move him in. The Munguia fight is a massive fight, Golovkin, a massive fight as well. When you see him against guys coming forward coming to win and be aggressive, I think you will see him in some really good fights.”

Berlanga is of Puerto Rican heritage, the country has often brought American fighters with Puerto Rican Ancestry back to their motherland to stage one of their fights. Munguia would cost far too much, and the it’s highly unlikely that Mexican Munguia will head into enemy territory for the biggest fight of his career.

The Brooklyn basher has been lauded as The Future of the super middleweight division that is in full control of boxing’s biggest draw, Canelo Alvarez. The Mexican superstar holds all the belts in a division that dances to Canelo’s tune. Berlanga’s shot at a world title in the division most likely comes when Canelo starts to vacate his straps. Considering the champion looks set to duel with Jermell Charlo and David Benavidez in his next pair of fights having signed with Premier Boxing Champions, a chance at fighting boxing’s biggest name appears years away.

Take your pick from John Ryder, Billy Joe Saunders or Jaime Munguia for Berlanga’s next test. Golovkin comes in as a long shot considering the quietness of the middleweight star, whether he continues to fight or not remains to be seen.