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Edgar Berlanga aiming to fight four times in 2021, calls David Benavidez a hater

Berlanga has yet to even see the second round of a fight, absolutely crushing opponents to date.

Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Young knockout prospect Edgar Berlanga (16-0, 16 KOs) is the latest fighter to make an appearance on Brian Custer’s Last Stand Podcast, and during the interview talks about his impressive knockout streak, his plans for 2021, and potential opponents. Check out some excerpts from the interview with the full video above.

Berlanga on his 1st round KO streak:

“Coming into the new year 2021, I’m looking forward to doing some rounds and getting some rounds in, and showing the world I can actually box.”

On what he plans to do in 2021:

“I’m looking forward to doing four fights. We’re looking at fighting possibly the first week of April, and then fighting right back in June. I’m looking to get another fight maybe in September, and I want to end the year in December with a bang.”

On possibly facing Gabe Rosado next:

“No I don’t think so. We’re looking at a guy who’s 19-0 so we’re trying to push for that fight and then we’re trying to get a fight with him (Rosado) in June but it’s up to Top Rank and whatever they want to do.”

On David Benavidez criticizing his level of opposition:

“He’s hating, he sees the buzz that I’m getting….At the end of the day, he knows eventually that fight with me and him should happen, God willing it will happen and it should be big for the fans. He should look into the Boxrec and understand the first 16 opponents he fought and the first 16 opponents I’ve fought. I’ve been fighting and stopping guys with winning records that have never been stopped before.”

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