Edgar Berlanga Takes A Tactical Method, Selections Alexis Angulo

Posted on 06/12/2022

By: Hans Themistode

The opening act of Edgar Berlanga’s profession went higher than anticipated. The Puerto Rican native hollered loudly following 16 consecutive first-round knockouts, earlier than screaming, “I’m a monster.”

But, with every concussive victory, Berlanga was slowly however assuredly inserting extra strain on his broad shoulders. Admittedly, Berlanga responded nicely. In opposition to Demond Nicholson, though Berlanga was pushed previous the primary spherical for the primary time in his profession, he knocked his man down a number of instances, en path to a lopsided win. Nevertheless, towards Marcelo Esteban Coceres, Berlanga was despatched crashing right down to the canvas earlier than scoring the win.

A number of months later, Berlanga picked up a sloppy, but clear, unanimous determination towards Steve Rolls. With the 25-year-old anxious to not solely keep his undefeated report however accomplish that in violent trend, he was given an unwilling participant in Alexis Angulo.

Berlanga couldn’t assist however smile as he made his method by his fellow Puerto Ricans at Madison Sq. Backyard’s Hulu Theater. Moments later, Berlanga’s joyous angle turned demonic as he stepped to the center of the ring for the opening spherical. Angulo, undeterred by the roaring crowd, fortunately traded blows with the overly keen 25-year-old.

As Anuglo pushed the tempo of the battle, Berlanga tried to carry his floor, uncorking a number of wide-winging proper palms. On the tail finish of the primary, he appeared to buzz Angulo with a stinging left hand. Aching to select up the place he left off, Berlanga got here out aggressive to begin the second. Nevertheless, whereas he discovered a house for his proper hand, Angulo made him pay, touchdown quite a few uppercuts on the within.

Berlanga, to his credit score, appeared unfazed by the offensive onslaught of Angulo and baited him to maneuver in. With the previous title holder lunging ahead, Berlanga landed a close to picture-perfect proper hand. Nonetheless, regardless of his precision, Angulo continued to march full steam forward.

Within the fifth, a visibly weary Berlanga plodded to the middle of the ring. A transparent pep within the step of Angulo was evident as he roughed up his a lot youthful man on the within. The 38-year-old pinned Berlanga up towards the ropes and teed off, a lot to the chagrin of the pro-Berlanga crowd.

Because the up-and-coming 168-pound prospect started tiring, he appeared cautiously on the referee as Angulo buried his head into his chest in an try to make it a tough and rugged battle.

A seemingly exasperated Berlanga sauntered out of his nook within the seventh. With Angulo as soon as once more touchdown pernicious blows on his man, Berlanga did his finest to field on the again foot. At instances, the usually aggressive 168-pound prospect tagged Angulo with a head-snapping jab, forcing his loyal followers to rise to their ft and cheer him on vehemently.

Within the eighth, Angulo was constant in his assault. He positioned his palms up excessive and smiled as Berlanga’s blows bounced innocuously off his gloves. When given the chance, Angulo discovered his vary and pounded Berlanga towards the ropes. It was a lot of the identical within the ninth and tenth, as Berlanga tried desperately to alter the momentum of the battle.

Within the waning seconds of the ultimate spherical, Berlanga angled out of Angulo’s method on quite a few events, opting to play it secure. However, as the ultimate bell rang, Berlanga stepped instantly in entrance of Angulo, mouthing off whereas trying to move butt his man. The 2 have been then separated by their opposing corners and led to the middle of the ring.

Each Berlanga and Angulo waited patiently for the ultimate tally. Through the protracted delay, Berlanga rose his palms confidently whereas flexing on the crowd. Moments later, he was given a cause to smile as he handed a lopsided unanimous determination victory.

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