Edgar Berlanga prepares to face Jason Quigley at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York on Saturday June 24, live worldwide on DAZN. (photos by Melina Pizano)
Berlanga (20-0 16 KOs) fights for the first time under the Matchroom banner after penning a multi-fight deal with Eddie Hearn in February and does so against all-action Irishman Quigley (20-2 14 KOs).
Berlanga shot to fame when his power led to a run of 16 first round KOs from his debut in June 2016 to December 2020, and he landed his first pro title in October 2021 picking up the vacant WBO NABO Super-Middleweight belt, decisioning Marcelo Coceres in Las Vegas.
The 26 year old Brooklyn star has been a hit in the Big Apple, packing the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden with his loyal hometown and Puerto Rican support in his most recent battles with Steve Rolls and Alexis Angulo. On those nights in March and June, Berlanga defended his WBO NABO title with unanimous decision wins over ten rounds to cement his lofty World rankings.
‘The Chosen One’ sits at #4 with the WBO and IBF and at #6 with the WBA and will return to the ring this summer as Berlanga, his trainer and father Edgar Sr., Hearn and manager Keith Connolly plot his route to World title glory and the fight he craves with undisputed Super-Middleweight ruler Canelo Alvarez.