Edgar Berlanga will take on Marcelo Esteban Coceres on Saturday 9th October 2021 at T-Mobile Arena in Nevada.
The fight will be contested over 10 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which means the weight limit will be 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).
This fight will appear on the undercard of Tyson Fury’s and Deontay Wilder’s clash for the WBC World Heavyweight championship. Also, on the undercard will be Robert Helenius’ and Adam Kownacki’s fight, Robeisy Ramirez’s and Orlando Gonzalez Ruiz’s fight, Efe Ajagba’s and Frank Sanchez’s fight, Julian Williams’ and Vladimir Hernandez’s contest and Jared Anderson’s and Vladimir Tereshkin’s bout.
Edgar Berlanga steps into the ring with an undefeated record of 17 wins, zero loses and 0dds raws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Marcelo Esteban Coceres will make his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 15 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Berlanga has a massive power advantage over Coceres, boosting at 94% knock out percentage over Coceres’ 54%.
Edgar Berlanga is the younger man by 6 years, at 24 years old.
Both Edgar Berlanga & Marcelo Esteban Coceres fight out of an orthodox stance.
Berlanga is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 13 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 4 year and 2 months later than Coceres, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 134 less professional rounds, 24 to Coceres’ 158.
Edgar Berlanga goes into the fight ranked number 6 by the WBA and 7 by the WBO at super middleweight.
Bob Arum revealed earlier this year that super middleweight prospect Edgar Berlanga intends to squeeze two more fights into 2021, one on October 9th and the other on December 11th. ESPN reports that he now has an opponent for the former, as he’ll take on onetime title challenger Marcelo Esteban Coceres as the lead-in bout for the Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder 3 PPV.
Argentina’s Coceres (30-2-1, 16 KO) came out of nowhere to push Billy Joe Saunders to the brink in 2019, leading on one scorecard before finally falling in the 11th. He’s 2-1 since, splitting two fights with countryman Sebastian Horatio Papeschi and most recently stopping Nelson Nicolas Rosalez in June.
Berlanga (17-0, 16 KO) made his inaugural departure from the first round in April with a four-knockdown unanimous decision over Demond Nicholson. He figures to have a fair bit of size on Coceres, a former super welterweight who generally competes at 160, and it’s hard to see a chin that succumbed to Saunders staying intact against this sort of power.