Edgar Berlanga, a 24-year-old energy puncher from Brooklyn, settled in, survived a knockdown, and received a 10-round unanimous determination over Marcelo Esteban Coceres, utilizing ahead motion and heavy punches to boost a welt on Coceres’ left eye. All three judges scored the battle 96-93 for Berlanga.
Berlanga began his profession with 16 straight first-round knockouts, a streak that earned him consideration however pressured his handlers to hunt out harder matchups, in opposition to foes he couldn’t overwhelm with pure energy. Coceres circled early, boxed cautiously, and whiplashed Berlanga’s head with a left hook within the fifth spherical. The following spherical, he rattled Berlanga once more with a pair of proper palms.
Berlanga took the initiative within the bout’s second half, displaying endurance and confidence that he may win with out counting on uncooked energy. However Coceres dropped him with a counter proper hand to the temple late in Spherical 9, showcasing the hole in talent between Berlanga, who stays undefeated, and the 168-pound division’s elite fighters.