Edgar Berlanga went the distance again, however, his name is in some headlines area units for a distinct reason.
While Berlanga did stand up to a harder ten rounds with Alexis Angulo, several boxing fans thought the judges’ final scorecards were a theft. The scores were 99-91, 99-91, and 98-92 in favour of Berlanga, who continued his unvanquished streak.
But that wasn’t the kickboxer of the night.
In Round 7, Angulo caught Berlanga with a hand that forced him to the ropes. Berlanga answered back with a hand of his own, however, Angulo quickly sent back a right hand.
Berlanga tight – asking for a brief break – several seconds left in the round. The referee warned Angulo to not hit Berlanga throughout the clinch whereas Berlanga at the same time tried to bite Angulo on the shoulder and then the ear.
Berlanga failed to face any consequences whereas some fans demanded a disqualification.
Throughout the fight, Berlanga worked behind his jab despite Angulo landing some sensible hits on him and forcing him back to the ropes.
In Round 8, Berlanga landed a left-right combination but a minute and a 0.5 into the round.
In the next round, Angulo blasted Berlanga with a left hand to the aspect of his head.
Berlanga connected with a left hook within the tenth round, however, 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 told in the post-fight interview.
“He kept throwing his elbows, and I didn’t want to get cut.”
The move reminded everybody of the famed 1997 replay between Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield wherever Tyson piece off a bit of Holyfield’s ear, and was like a shot disqualified.
Later on Twitter, Berlanga apologized for the try.