The next time Edgar Berlanga hears the second-round bell, it’ll be his first time.
The Brooklyn-born super middleweight has slugged his way to a perfect 14-0 start to his professional career. All of his opponents have something in common — they’ve all been knocked out in the first round.
Berlanga’s trainer, Andre Rozier, admitted that his first 13 fights didn’t exactly come against top-quality fighters. But bout No. 14 was supposed to be different. Eric Moon squared off with Berlanga at MGM Grand Convention Center on July 21 in what was supposed to be a “step-up” fight. Berlanga and his team expected it to at least last until the later rounds.
New opponent, same result. Moon’s night ended in just 62 seconds, courtesy of Berlanga’s right hand.
“His last opponent wasn’t supposed to be what we call ‘easy work.’ But he was easier work than some of the easy work,” …