By Dan Ambrose: Eddie Hearn continues to be all for signing unbeaten tremendous middleweight contender Edgar Berlanga to his Matchroom secure after which constructing him up for a big-money cash-out in opposition to Canelo Alvarez.
For Berlanga to get a profitable combat in opposition to Canelo, he’ll have to show himself by profitable a few fights in opposition to world class opposition, says Hearn.
“To construct right into a Canelo Alvarez combat, he [Berlanga] wants a COUPLE of victories from world class opposition,” stated Eddie Hearn to Struggle Hub TV when requested about him signing Edgar Berlanga to his Matchroom Boxing secure.
Hearn hoping to win the Berlanga lottery
It’s unknown what Hearn means when he says Berlanga should beat two fighters within the high 15 as a result of there are various weaker contenders that he’s fairly able to defeating, however he wouldn’t be proving himself as deserving of a combat with Canelo in the actual sense.
It will be simply extra cautious match-making like we noticed Prime Rank doing on Berlanga’s behalf in his first 20 fights within the professional ranks.
Beating these fighters would show that Berlanga is deserving of a Canelo combat:
“He can’t combat Canelo Alvarez now, however if he may show himself at that stage, it’s a large combat. He has an enormous fanbase,” Hearn stated about Berlanga. “All people desires to signal Edgar Berlanga, and if we win the race, we’d be delighted.
Berlanga must be constructed
It’s a provided that Hearn would by no means try to put Berlanga in with any of these fighters if his plan was to construct him up for a cash-out combat in opposition to Canelo. Hearn would know what the top outcomes could be for Berlanga if he fought any of these 4 fighters at 168.
If Hearn indicators Berlanga, he’ll probably match him in opposition to fringe world class contenders close to the underside of the highest 15 rankings and hope that the followers don’t rake him over the coals too badly when he units up a PPV combat on DAZN between him and Canelo.
Berlanga will probably combat most of these fighters to earn a Canelo combat if he inks with Hearn:
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Hearn is certainly one of a handful of promoters making an attempt to signal the 25-year-old Berlanga (20-0, 16 KOs) to make the most of his reputation within the New York space, together with his capability to promote tickets.
Sadly, Berlanga isn’t common exterior of the New York space and primarily based on how he’s appeared in his final 4 fights, his long-range potential of changing into a world champion is slim until it’s the right scenario with both a weak belt holder or a vacant title.
“As a result of he’s an excellent fighter, he has an enormous fanbase, he’s a personality, he’s a character, and he has a future. He’s a 168-pounder, and it’s actually thrilling. Hopefully, we are able to work him into the staff,” stated Hearn.