Edgar Berlanga Camp Notes
Puerto Rican super middleweight contender Edgar "The Chosen
One" Berlanga is switching things up. Berlanga (19-0, 16
KOs) has moved training camp from the friendly New York City
confines to his family's homeland as he seeks recapture the
knockout power that saw him score 16 straight first-round
knockouts to begin his career.
Berlanga is readying to fight two-time world title
challenger Alexis Angulo (27-2, 23 KOs) in a 10-round main
event Saturday, June 11, at Hulu Theater at Madison Square
Garden. Berlanga-Angulo will headline an all-Puerto Rican
card — live in prime time on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ —
the evening before New York City's Puerto Rican Day Parade.
One of Puerto Rico's great champions, International Boxing
Hall of Fame Class of 2022 inductee Miguel Cotto, hosted
Berlanga for a media workout Wednesday at Gimnasio Miguel A.
This is what Berlanga said ahead of his stiffest challenge
"On June 11, I will give my Island a big win on the eve of
the Puerto Rican Day Parade. I am are ready to win big for
all my Boricuas. This is a dream come true for me. I'm very
excited and can't wait to get in the ring in Madison Square
Garden, just like Tito and Cotto used to do. Those are some
pretty big shoes to fill, and it will not be easy, but I'm
up for the task and I'm ready to do my own thing and put on
a great show for all my people."
“This fight will be big for my career. I'm ready to show up
and show out as the new face of all Puerto Rican boxing.
With this fight, I will set the tone and show everyone what
I'm capable of. I have to win big and I will. Get ready for
"I have been working very hard. I have been working on
polishing all aspects of my game. You guys will see a real
monster on June 11. A monster that has a lot of power, but
also a monster that knows how to box and set things up.
Don't get me wrong, he is a tough fighter and he will come
to fight, but I will break him down."
“It feels great to train in Puerto Rico. We decided to do
training camp on the Island because we knew that we had a
big task ahead and we needed to be fully focused. As I said,
I want to win big. This has been one of the best decisions I
have made. It's great to feel the support from the fans.
That actually motivates me even more. I'm so ready! I can't