Edgar Berlanga vs Jason Quigley fight details
Matchroom Boxing hit the Big Apple as local undefeated Super-Middleweight sensation Edgar Berlanga clashes with Irish star Jason Quigley at the mecca of boxing in New York this weekend.
BBN have supplied all the details fight fans need to tune in watch the action (all times are local – BST):
Date: Saturday, June 24, 2023
Venue: The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York
Time: 10:45pm BST
Ringwalks: 4am approx. (Sunday, June 25)
Titles:WBO NABO super-middleweight title
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Brooklynite Berlanga (20-0 16KO) will fight for the first time under the Matchroom banner after penning a multi-fight deal with Eddie Hearn in February. Berlanga shot to fame when his blistering speed and devastating power led to an astonishing run of 16 first round KOs from his debut in June 2016 to December 2020, and he landed his first pro title in October 2021 picking up the vacant WBO NABO Super-Middleweight belt, decisioning Marcelo Coceres in Las Vegas.
The Brooklyn-based Puerto Rican ranked #4 with the WBO and IBF, and #6 with the WBA, fights in the Theater for the third bout in a row following wins over Steve Rolls and Roamer Angulo in March and June respectively, and there will be echoes of the spectacular April 2022 showdown between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano with the fans are treated to another Puerto Rico vs. Ireland clash as Ballybofey’s Quigley (20-2 14KO) looks to steal the show.
This pair of 168-pounders have 20 victories each and 30 knockouts between them so this is set to be an explosive bout in The Empire State.
Edgar Berlanga: “I’m excited to be back in my hometown and to perform at the mecca of boxing once again. I want this night to be a historic for my fans and for all the people of Puerto Rico and to witness greatness. I feel like I’m reborn again in the sport signing with Matchroom and getting back to where it all started with my old coach Marc Farrait. I promise it’ll be something big on June 24.”
Jason Quigley: “On June 24, I step into the ring at Madison Square Garden with the confidence that only comes from years of hard work and experience. I'm ready to give it my all. The bright lights, the roar of the crowd, there's no better stage to showcase my skills. I've been here before, I've fought at the highest levels, and nothing will faze me. My spirit and my intuition will guide me, and I know by putting on my best performance I will come out on top.”
Eddie Hearn: “We’re back in the Big Apple and it’s going to be another great night at the mecca of boxing. The Theater always creates a special atmosphere, and it will be a sea of colours and a wall of noise when the Puerto Rican and Brooklyn backers of Edgar mix with the green and gold army of Irish fans roaring on Jason. It’s a big night for Edgar making his Matchroom debut, and he will be looking to put on an explosive display as he sets his stall out to put his name front and center for a clash with Canelo Alvarez; and that’s all the motivation that Jason will need to put on the performance of his life and hand a first defeat to ‘The Chosen One’.”
Tim Rickson: “As a Brit, I'll be cheering on the Irishman. However, it's the American-Puerto Rican who is the heavy favourite here. Many fight fans have watched his steady rise up the ranks after hearing about this young prospect that couldn't stop winning by first round KO. Every single opponent he has faced so far has had a winning record, or been a debutant. Berlanga's last three opponents have been a step-up in quality against world title contenders. Althought I think Quigley will represent another good test, unfortunately I do see him as a stepping stone and fully expect another victory for the New Yorker, possibly by stoppage, knowing that Andrade KO'd Quigley in two.”
Betting Odds (Betway)
1/9 Edgar Berlanga
7/1 Jason Quigley
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