Edgar Berlanga Drops Jason Quigley Four Times On His Way To A Unanimous-Decision Win

Edgar Berlanga dropped Jason Quigley on four occasions, but had to hold out for a unanimous-decision win, live from Madison Square Garden, New York.

But it could have been all so different had Berlanga finished his opponent. In the third round, a right hand sent Quigley to the canvas.

But as Berlanga attempted to finish the bout, Quigley used his lateral movement and jab to prevent himself from being stuck on the ropes.

It was the same story in the fifth round, however, as Quigley was caught with a left that put him down. Once again, though, Quigley survived the round.

Past the halfway stage, Quigley began to find some success as a right hand caught Berlanga in the sixth. In the seventh round, his left hook also caught Berlanga’s attention.

That momentary period of success went as Berlanga unleashed a left hook and a right hand down the pipe to put Quigley on the floor in the 12th round.

While Berlanga threw combinations to finish the job, Quigley made it to the final bell. The scorecards read as follows: 116-108, 116-108 and 118-106.

The victory takes Berlanga’s record to 21-0, as a fight with Canelo Alvarez still remains alive.

Reaction

“I was supposed to step on the pedal early. I was just using my jab, leaning back and trying to catch him. [Quigley] knew I was coming to fight.

“Everybody who steps in the ring with me, knows I got exceptional punching power. They train to survive. They try to box, jab, move around and try to kill me off points. They know I got the power.

“Every fighter that I face at his level, they try to run and move around. I’m grateful I got the victory. I was looking for the knockout, for the TKO but I’m just glad that I’m back,” Berlanga

Rest Of The Card

Edgar Berlanga def. Jason Quigley via a unanimous decision: 116-108, 116-108, 118-106

Joe Cusumano def. Adam Kownacki via an eight-round TKO 

Reshat Mati def. Dakota Linger via a ninth-round TKO 

Yankiel Rivera def. Christian Robles via a unanimous decision: 79-72, 78-73, 77-74

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