Bob Arum envisions Canelo Álvarez against Edgar Berlanga in the future


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Edgar Berlanga y Canelo Álvarez

Bob arum, President of Top rank, warned that if Edgar berlanga stay on the right track, there will come a time when you can fight Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez.

“Let’s hope, within the next two years, progress is necessary for us to put it in place with Canelo”, Said the legendary promoter in an interview for Sky Sports. “A Puerto Rican against a Mexican in state United it’s dynamite ”.

Berlanga, born in Brooklyn, New York, but with ancestry of Puerto Rico, made his professional debut in April 2016 and has since fought 17 times, posting a perfect record with 16 first-round knockouts.

In his last contest, in April of this year, he faced Demond Nicholson who could not beat by knockout and had to go to the cards. The judges saw 79-69, 79-69 and 79-68 in favor of Berlanga.

So far he has not announced a match, but Arum assured that it will be part of the billboard headed by Tyson fury Y Deontay Wilder on October 9, and then he will fight again on December 11 at the Madison Square Garden

, with Vasyl Lomachenko as the protagonist of the evening.

“It depends on him and how he progresses,” he considered Bob. “I feel like it has the virtues. We will give it every opportunity. “

For its part, Canelo Alvarez is looking to unify the super middle division, after becoming champion by the WBC, WBO Y AMB.

The only belt missing is that of the FIB, which belongs to the American Caleb Plant and with whom you are in negotiations to carry out the confrontation in Las Vegas in November of this year.

Future of Berlanga

With 24 years, Edgar Berlanga he is one of the most interesting prospects he has signed Top rank and in the last function he was in, in Florida, demonstrated the impact it has with the Puerto Rican public.

For that reason, it is that Bob arum you already have a plan outlined for Berlanga by 2021.

“He is going to fight in Puerto Rico where it is enormously popular ”, he pointed out Bob arum. “If all goes well, he will fight in June in The Garden in conjunction with the Puerto Rican parade, a huge parade in the Fifth Avenue of New York. Where i was previously Miguel Cotto, we always have a boxing event along with that event in The Garden”.


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