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Edgar Berlanga's Challenge: 'I Want to KO Munguia!

Jaime Munguia made a significant statement on Saturday night, surpassing his fellow Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez's achievement by dominating John Ryder and securing a ninth-round stoppage victory in their 168-pound clash. Munguia's relentless performance saw him drop Ryder four times, a feat Alvarez couldn't manage in his bout against Ryder last year, which went the distance.

Edgar Berlanga

Munguia's victory has put him in a favorable position and he's now eyeing a showdown with Alvarez, the undisputed super middleweight champion. However, if Alvarez looks elsewhere, Munguia has a plethora of exciting options in the super middleweight division. Fighters like David Benavidez, Caleb Plant, David Morrell, Christian Mbilli, Erik Bazinyan, Diego Pacheco, and Edgar Berlanga are all potential opponents for Munguia.

Berlanga, in particular, is eager for a showdown with Munguia. Despite negotiations falling through previously, Berlanga remains optimistic about the fight happening in the future. He believes that both fighters should receive fair compensation and is hopeful that the bout can be arranged for the fans, anticipating an explosive encounter that could be a contender for Fight of the Year.

Berlanga's promoter, Eddie Hearn, is also enthusiastic about the potential matchup, emphasizing the importance of making such high-profile fights happen in boxing.

Berlanga's next fight is scheduled for February 24th against Padraig McCrory at the Caribe Royale in Orlando. The fight will headline a Matchroom Boxing card on DAZN, providing Berlanga with another opportunity to showcase his skills and build towards a potential showdown with Munguia.


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