Edgar Berlanga calls out ‘Motherf*cker’ Jaime Munguía demands Oscar De La Hoya to book boxing bout: “Get me that punching bag”

Oscar De La Hoya, the head of Golden Boy Promotions, extended his wishes of “good luck” to Eddie Hearn as he attempts to secure a match between Jaime Munguia and super middleweight contender Edgar Berlanga for Berlanga’s next fight.

Berlanga emerged victorious with a twelve-round unanimous decision over Jason Quigley at the Hula Theater in Madison Square Garden, New York, last Saturday night.

Following the fight, both Edgar and Hearn publicly expressed their desire to face Jaime (42-0, 33 KOs) in their next bout. However, De La Hoya made it clear on Twitter that Munguia would not be Berlanga’s next opponent.

In response, Hearn mentioned his intention to consult with DAZN, the streaming service, and subsequently resume discussions with De La Hoya regarding the possibility of organizing the Edgar-Jaime fight.

Edgar Berlanga

Essentially, DAZN’s involvement could exert pressure on De La Hoya to allow Edgar to fight Munguia. The potential consequences for Golden Boy Promotions if De La Hoya refuses to permit the Berlanga-Jaime match remain uncertain.

Edgar Berlanga vs Jamie Munguia rivalry

The news of Berlanga’s interest in facing the recently defeated Ryder is likely to bring great joy to Eddie Hearn, as he promotes the 34-year-old fighter. This opportunity could potentially position Ryder for a rematch with Canelo Alvarez.

While Edgar seems most eager to fight Munguia (42-0, 33 KO), the ongoing feud between Hearn and Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions makes it highly unlikely that we will witness a Berlanga-Munguia bout in the near future.

Additionally, the 26-year-old Berlanga has expressed his desire to face David Benavidez or David Morrell Jr.

However, Hearn is not expected to arrange either of those fights as he still hopes to match Edgar against Canelo a year from now, once his new three-fight contract with PBC expires.

Edgar Berlanga boxing career overview

In October 2021, Berlanga achieved a significant milestone in his professional career by capturing the vacant WBO NABO Super-Middleweight title with a decision victory over Marcelo Coceres in Las Vegas.

This marked his first fight that went the distance. Throughout 2022, he successfully defended his title twice, securing unanimous decision victories in two 10-round bouts.

He showcased his skills at the Hulu Theater, defeating Steve Rolls in March and Roamer Alexis Angulo in June, which stands as his most recent fight.

Berlanga’s boxing journey began in the amateur ranks, where he excelled and earned a gold medal at the 2015 US Youth National Championships. Transitioning to the professional circuit in 2016, he brought along an impressive amateur record of over 160 wins.

Remarkably, Edgar initiated his professional career with a stunning streak of 16 consecutive knockout victories. While his first three fights were held in Mexico, he has since exclusively competed in the United States.

As of June 2023, Berlanga holds impressive rankings in various sanctioning bodies. He is ranked 10th by the WBC, third by the IBF, and fifth by the WBO, highlighting his standing among the top contenders in the super-middleweight division.

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