Edgar Berlanga Attempts To Bite Alexis Angulo In Decision Victory At MSG

Edgar Berlanga went the distance again on Saturday, but his name is in some headlines are for a different reason.

While Berlanga did withstand a more difficult 10 rounds with Alexis Angulo, many boxing fans thought the judges’ final scorecards were a robbery. The scores were 99-91, 99-91 and 98-92 in favor of Berlanga, continuing his undefeated streak.

But that wasn’t the kicker of the night.

In Round 7, Angulo caught Berlanga with a right hand that forced him to the ropes. Berlanga answered back with a right hand of his own, but Angulo quickly sent back a right hand.

Berlanga clinched – calling for a short break – a few seconds left in the round. The referee warned Angulo to not hit Berlanga during the clinch while Berlanga simultaneously attempted to bite Angulo on the shoulder then the ear.

Berlanga did not face any consequences while some fans called for a disqualification.

Throughout the fight, Berlanga worked behind his jab despite Angulo landing some good hits on him and forcing him to back into the ropes.

In Round 8, Berlanga landed a left-right combination less than a minute and a half into the round.

In the next round, Angulo blasted Berlanga with a left hand to the side of his head.

Berlanga connected with a left hook in the 10th round, but it wasn’t enough as Angulo pounded Berlanga with a right hand.

“He was throwing elbows. I was about to do a Mike Tyson on him,” Berlanga said in the post-fight interview.

“He kept throwing his elbows, and I didn’t want to get cut.”

The move reminded everyone of the famous 1997 rematch between Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield where Tyson piece off a piece of Holyfield’s ear, and was immediately disqualified.

Later on Twitter, Berlanga apologized for the attempt and the comments he made after the fight.

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