Edgar Berlanga posts 15th straight first-round KO to open his career
Edgar Berlanga is still waiting for the second round. (Photo by Al Bello / Getty Images)
When it comes to boxing records, it doesn't get much more dominant than Edgar Berlanga right now.
The 23-year-old Puerto Rican scored a TKO against Lanell Bellows in the first round, opening the top rankings on Saturday. It was Berlanga's 15th knockout in a row in the first round to improve his career record to 15-0. None of this is a typo.
Saturday's bout ended with an ongoing attack on Bellows which prompted the umpire to call the bout.
Berlanga provided his own post-fight analysis and proclaimed "I am a captivating monster" from the corner of the ring:
The downside of literally never seeing the second round of a professional boxing match is, of course, that Berlanga still has no experience in long fights as he tries to get into the upper levels of boxing from perspective. Mike Tyson said the same after the game, saying he wanted to see Berlanga do that sort of thing in the 10th round too.
In theory, Bellows was a decent bet to complete this challenge, having covered the distance in five of his previous seven bouts (with a record of 2-3-2), but then Berlanga plowed through him as well.
As Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole notes, Berlanga is aware of this but didn't think too much about it on Saturday.
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