Mike Coppinger reports that destructive super middleweight prospect Edgar Berlanga will “likely” join the October 17th ESPN card headlined by Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Teofimo Lopez, taking on durable Money Team veteran Lanell Bellows.
The 23-year-old Berlanga (13-0, 13 KO) has never had a fight go beyond 2:45 of the first round and has certainly passed the eye test against low- to mid-tier opposition. He’s 1-0 in the Bubble so far, having smashed Eric Moon in 62 seconds on the July 21st Oscar Valdez-Jayson Velez undercard.
Bellows (20-5-3, 13 KO) hit a wall in 2018, going 0-3-1 over the course of four fights, but has since scored a pair of knockouts over Mike Snider and Malcolm Jones. Most notably, while he’s been down in the past, he’s never been stopped. He’s not a huge jump in competition, but he’s a tough, well-seasoned veteran who might be able to drag at least a few rounds of work out of the Puerto Rican sensation.