Edgar Berlanga will be in tough this Saturday night against Steve Rolls this Saturday, March 19th in the main event in a 10 round scheduled bout at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Berlanga vs. Rolls fight will be shown live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.
Rolls (21-1, 12 KOs) should give boxing fans a chance to see if the Top Rank-promoted Berlanga has improved enough to take on some of the talented contenders in the 168-lb division like David Benavidez, Caleb Plant, Gabe Rosado, Zach Parker, or John Ryder.
Berlanga (18-0, 16 KOs) is seeing action for the first time since undergoing bicep surgery following his grueling 10 round unanimous decision win over Marcelo Esteban Coceres last October in Las Vegas.
Berlanga looked great in the first half of the fight, but then gassed in the championship rounds and took a beating from the Argentinian.
You can argue that if this had been a 12-round fight, Coceres would have won because he was battering the exhausted and hurt Berlanga in rounds nine and ten.
Berlanga vs. Rolls undercard:
- John Bauza vs. Tony Luis
- Xander Zayas vs. Quincy LaVallais
- Henry Lebron vs. Josec Ruiz
- Bruce Carrington vs. Yeuri Andujar
- Jahi Tucker vs. Tracey McGruder
- Armani Almestica vs. Luis Valentin Portalatin
- Kelvin Davis vs. Phillip Carmouche