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    25 February 2024

    Highlights and results: Edgar Berlanga secures victory over Padraig McCrory in round six, while Andy Cruz dominates with a clear decision

    The Unpredictable Saga of Edgar Berlanga in Orlando

    Witnessing the rollercoaster journey that unfolded between Edgar Berlanga and Padraig McCrory in Orlando, Florida was akin to diving into a realm of unpredictability. The main event clash served up a cocktail of unsteady performance, numerous fouls, and culminated in a dramatic knockout finish within just six intense rounds.

    The initial exchanges were lackluster as both fighters managed only three punches collectively in the opening round. Berlanga (22-0, 17 KO) stumbled out of the blocks with a series of fouls before igniting some action by landing an elbow on McCrory during the third round. This misconduct stirred tensions but failed to escalate into further chaos despite McCrory (18-1, 9 KO) enduring a blatant low blow from Berlanga later on.

    Berlanga finally found his rhythm in the fourth round, showing signs of dominance by hurting McCrory but failing to capitalize efficiently. It wasn’t until the sixth round when he shifted gears and engaged in a thrilling exchange that saw him wobble and ultimately drop McCrory with a powerful right hand, prompting his corner to throw in the towel for a TKO victory.

    A Glimmering Hope for Berlanga’s Future?

    Post-fight chatter hinted at Beranga eyeing a showdown against Canelo Alvarez come May, expressing unwavering readiness for such an opportunity. However, reality strikes as anyone other than David Benavidez might be labeled as evading competition by Canelo himself. Yet there lies potential allure in pitting Puerto Rican heritage against Mexican pride for enhanced marketability.


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