Edgar Berlanga Wants Gabe Rosado in Puerto Rican Weekend fight
When last in the ring, against Ulises Sierra (15-2-2, 9 KO’s), rising super middleweight prospect Edgar Berlanga (16-0, 16 KO’s) picked up his sixteenth victory. It also stood as his sixteenth consecutive first round knockout. With his devastating style, the 23-year-old Puerto Rican, who hails from Brooklyn, has already amassed a notable following.
Therefore it is little wonder why he is in growing demand. So, as is the way of the modern fighter, Berlanga recently went live to field questions from his followers. Yet, it should be mentioned that his bout with Sierra was not without its war wounds. In that last dust-up, he damaged his hand and will briefly be sidelined.
“I know people seen the hand stuff, the hand injury, it happened during the fight. Hitting the guy on top of his head, not only am I a head hunter, I was just trying to take his head off. And I think I punched him a little too hard. But we are going to be on this cast for like four weeks and we good to go. We back in the gym.”
FOR THE PEOPLE!
Luckily, the injury has not prevented his brainstorming. If given his way, Berlanga would love to make an in-ring appearance during the Puerto Rican Day Parade weekend. The heavy-handed boxer feels that would a be treat for himself, his followers and the greater public at large.
Even better, Berlanga believes that he will be able to workout a scrap with “King” Gabriel Rosado (25-13-1, 14 KO’s). Rosado was just in the squared-circle in a losing effort to Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (37-3, 30 KO’s) on November 27. Despite their rampant tough talk beforehand, Jacobs v Rosado was a snoozer.
While it is true that Berlanga is dispatching his adversaries with lethal prejudice, there is no denying they are not top tier guys. In fact, his competition is lightyears away from top tier. That is why many want to see him step it up. Rosado would definitely be a step up. Even with all his many losses, the Philly native is still a serviceable opponent. And at the very least, Rosado would get him out of the first period! But we will just have to see how it all plays out.
“Who would be a good step-up fight? Shout out to Gabe Rosado, we could probably make a fight happen man, for the people, for the Puerto Rican people. For Puerto Rican Day weekend, we can probably make something happen, me and Gabe. No harsh feelings or none of that with him. At the end of the day it’s about the fans and making good fights happen. Everybody always saying, ‘he ain’t fight nobody!’ Listen, relax, he’s stepping up competition, next year we stepping up competition. Y’all are just so impatient!”
By: Bakari Simpson