Edgar Berlanga looks forward to fighting Canelo in September

Edgar Berlanga shares his thoughts on fighting Canelo.

by Aryan Lakhani
Edgar Berlanga looks forward to fighting Canelo in September
© Rich Schultz/Getty Images

The super middleweight contender Edgar Berlanga is one of the few fighters in the division with an undefeated record (21-0). Berlanga last fought against Jason Quigley and faced a dominating unanimous decision win. Berlanga will soon show up again; he is going to face Padraig McCrory next; their fight is scheduled to take place on 2nd February 2024 at Caribe Royale Orlando.

Interestingly, Edgar Berlanga wants to share the ring with Canelo. He hopes to face him by September.

Edgar Berlanga on fighting Canelo

In a recent interview, Edgar Berlanga explained why he still wants the Canelo fight. “I have not given up on a fight against Canelo,” Berlanga said, as quoted by boxingscene.com.

“It doesn't matter that he's with PBC because it is stipulated in my contract that I can fight with [an opponent signed with] another promoter. I know that if I win in February it could happen later on. Canelo has dates in May and September, so we’ll see if it can happen in September.

I like his style because I know he's not going to run and he has a good record. He is a good stepping stone for me. Next year there are big plans. I have two fights with Matchroom and then I am a free agent. I'm doing the fight in February and one more, so I have to get the most out of it”.

Edgar Berlanga on where he wants to fight next

“I wanted to fight in front of my people because they are waiting. I spoke to Amanda (Serrano) and her trainer (Jordan Maldonado) a few months ago about the possibility of being on the card (of Serrano's return to Puerto Rico on March 2), but they didn't contact my promoter (Hearn).

After February, I'll be pushing for that again. I have achieved several dreams, like fighting at Madison Square Garden in New York. The other is to do it at the Choliseo”.