By: Hans Themistode
Bob Arum couldn’t assist however gush over the immense expertise of Canelo Alvarez.
The Mexican native and pound-for-pound star, made a ringside look on Arum’s High Rank present this previous weekend as stablemate and WBC tremendous featherweight champion Oscar Valdez, defeated necessary challenger Robson Conceicao.
An overzealous Alvarez vehemently cheered for his good buddy whereas shouting directions. With Valdez eking out the win, Alvarez will now flip his consideration to his personal upcoming showdown, a November sixth matchup towards IBF tremendous middleweight titleholder, Caleb Plant.
In a second of pure candor, Arum merely shook his head as he scrambled to call somebody who might defeat the Mexican star.
“I don’t suppose anyone beats Canelo,” stated Arum throughout an interview with a number of reporters. “He’s simply that good.”
Though Arum in the end expects Alvarez to snag the IBF title of Plant to grow to be the primary undisputed tremendous middleweight champion of all time, the 89-year-old promoter believes that he might have somebody who will finally dethrone him within the close to future.
“Possibly in two years or a yr and a half, [Edgar] Berlanga.”
The 24-year-old New York native has grow to be considerably of an web sensation through the years. With 16 first-round finishes in his first 16 fights, Berlanga has earned the status of changing into a feared knockout artist.
In his most up-to-date look, nevertheless, Berlanga noticed his streak come to an finish towards Demond Nicholson. Regardless of registering quite a few knockdowns all through, Nicholson managed to peel himself up off the deck however would endure a large determination loss.
Lately, Berlanga got here to phrases on a two-fight cope with High Rank. Up first for the hard-hitting tremendous middleweight contender, is a showdown towards Marcelo Esteban Coceres on October ninth, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ought to he decide up the victory, Berlanga would then return two months in a while December eleventh, within the co-main occasion of a present headlined by Vasiliy Lomachenko.
If Berlanga continues to impress, in addition to decide up victories, Arum is hopeful that his younger star will finally discover himself standing throughout the ring from Alvarez with the entire tremendous middleweight marbles on the road.