Edgar Berlanga may obtain a ‘dynamite’ struggle with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez if he continues to demolish super-middleweight rivals, says promoter Bob Arum.
The Brooklyn-based puncher has emerged as a devastating menace, having knocked out 16 opponents inside the primary spherical, whereas he floored Demond Nicholson on 4 events in his solely struggle that resulted in a factors win.
High Rank boss Arum believes the 24-year-old is on a collision course with Canelo, if he maintains his harmful stand up the rankings.
“We hope, throughout the subsequent two years, he progresses sufficient that we are able to put him in with Canelo,” Arum instructed Sky Sports activities.
“A Puerto Rican in opposition to a Mexican in the USA is a dynamite struggle.
“Primarily based on his potential? It is determined by him and the way he progresses. I believe he has the products.
“We’re giving him each alternative.”
Nicknamed ‘The Chosen One,’ Berlanga can increase his fearsome status within the coming months, with Arum hoping to showcase his explosive energy on a string of high-profile payments.
“He’ll seem on [the Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder undercard on] October 9 then he can be in Madison Sq. Backyard on December 11,” stated Arum.
“Then we are going to take him to Puerto Rico. He’s a New Yorker of Puerto Rican origin.
“He’ll struggle in Puerto Rico the place he’s enormously widespread.
“If all goes effectively, he’ll struggle in June at The Backyard at the side of the Puerto Rican Day parade, an unlimited parade down Fifth Avenue in New York.
“The place it was [previously] Miguel Cotto, we at all times have a boxing occasion at the side of that occasion at The Backyard.”
Canelo’s bid to turn into Mexico’s first undisputed champion at super-middleweight has been placed on maintain after he was unable to agree phrases with IBF title holder Caleb Plant.
However the WBC, WBA and WBO champion may revive talks with Plant after pushing again his subsequent struggle from September to November.