Edgar Berlanga’s Streak Ends, Still Beats Down Demond Nicholson

By: Hans Themistode No matter what, Demond Nicholson was determined to not be Edgar Berlanga’s 17th straight first-round knockout win. The highly touted super middleweight prospect began drawing comparison’s to a young Mike Tyson after he continued to bulldoze the competition. In the case of Nicholson, the fringe contender vowed to not only survive Berlanga’s early onslaught but also flat-out win. Well, after sharing the ring with Berlanga earlier tonight, Nicholson (23-4-1, 20 KOs) got the first part of his prediction correct. The boxing world watched closely as the opening bell rang. With the amount of attention Berlanga (17-0, 16 KOs) has received for ending all of his contests in the first round, there was reason to believe his streak would continue. For Nicholson however, he did everything in his power to stay upright during the opening frame. While Berlanga landed several big shots, Nicholson never budged as he proved to be more durable than his record indicated. With Berlanga entering the second round for the first time in his young career, the deleterious knockout power he’s displayed carried into the frame as a hard shot sent Nicholson down to the canvas. Although his legs were clearly not yet underneath him, Nicholson rose to his feet and continued to press on. As the frame came to an end, it was as if the rest of their contest was played on a perpetual loop. Berlanga would march forward at the beginning of every round as Nicholson attempted to play defense. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, Berlanga would land a shot that would send Nicholson to another dimension. Still, despite the ongoing punishment, Nicholson continued to rise to his feet and push the young prospect like never before. While he proved to be game, Berlanga easily cruised to a unanimous decision victory. The post Edgar Berlanga’s Streak Ends, Still Beats Down Demond Nicholson appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Edgar Berlanga’s Streak Ends, Still Beats Down Demond Nicholson

By: Hans Themistode

No matter what, Demond Nicholson was determined to not be Edgar Berlanga’s 17th straight first-round knockout win.

The highly touted super middleweight prospect began drawing comparison’s to a young Mike Tyson after he continued to bulldoze the competition. In the case of Nicholson, the fringe contender vowed to not only survive Berlanga’s early onslaught but also flat-out win.

Well, after sharing the ring with Berlanga earlier tonight, Nicholson (23-4-1, 20 KOs) got the first part of his prediction correct.

The boxing world watched closely as the opening bell rang. With the amount of attention Berlanga (17-0, 16 KOs) has received for ending all of his contests in the first round, there was reason to believe his streak would continue. For Nicholson however, he did everything in his power to stay upright during the opening frame.

While Berlanga landed several big shots, Nicholson never budged as he proved to be more durable than his record indicated. With Berlanga entering the second round for the first time in his young career, the deleterious knockout power he’s displayed carried into the frame as a hard shot sent Nicholson down to the canvas.

Although his legs were clearly not yet underneath him, Nicholson rose to his feet and continued to press on. As the frame came to an end, it was as if the rest of their contest was played on a perpetual loop. Berlanga would march forward at the beginning of every round as Nicholson attempted to play defense. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, Berlanga would land a shot that would send Nicholson to another dimension.

Still, despite the ongoing punishment, Nicholson continued to rise to his feet and push the young prospect like never before. While he proved to be game, Berlanga easily cruised to a unanimous decision victory.

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Ryan Garcia Abruptly Announces He’s Dropping Out Of July 9th Fight

By: Sean Crose "I know this news may be disappointing to some of my fans," Ryan Garcia wrote on Instagram Saturday, "but I am announcing today that I am withdrawing from my July 9th fight." This, of course, comes as something of a shock to fight fans, who have been impressed by the brash 22 year old's climb from up and comer to rising star. "At this time," Garcia added, "it is important to manage my health and wellbeing. I have decided to take some time off to focus on becoming a stronger version of myself." Needless to say, Garcia didn't make clear any specifics as to why he's not going through with his July 9th showdown against Javier Fortuna for the WBC Interim World Lightweight Title. Garcia did indicate, however, that he hopes to return to the ring quickly. "I hope to be back soon," he said, "and am looking forward to stepping back into the ring when I am my healthiest self. I want to Thank God, my family, my doctors and my supporters." Boxing is loaded with stories of fighters claiming to leave the business, only to essentially keep to the path they've been traveling on. Garcia's post, however, appears to resonate with seriousness. With a record of 21-0, there's little doubt that Garcia has blasted his way into fan consciousness courtesy 18 knockouts, good looks, a wildly popular social media presence, and even a contract with Gatorade. There were even talks several months ago of Garcia facing off against Manny Pacquiao. In his most recent battle, the California native bested the well respected Luke Campbell via stoppage in the seventh round. As part of the currently red hot lightweight division, it's been assumed it was only a matter of time before Garcia took on other big name lightweights. Yet if Garcia ends up meaning what he says, things look to be on hold for his career, at least for the time being. With that in mind, there's no doubt this is a very young man. Taking a break at 22 is not like taking a break at 34. What's more, Garcia has already left enough of an impact on the sport that a return, should one come about, could be highly anticipated. In a sense, Garcia is currently in a position to take all the time he needs, which no one would argue isn't for the best. The post Ryan Garcia Abruptly Announces He’s Dropping Out Of July 9th Fight appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Ryan Garcia Abruptly Announces He’s Dropping Out Of July 9th Fight

By: Sean Crose

"I know this news may be disappointing to some of my fans," Ryan Garcia wrote on Instagram Saturday, "but I am announcing today that I am withdrawing from my July 9th fight." This, of course, comes as something of a shock to fight fans, who have been impressed by the brash 22 year old's climb from up and comer to rising star. "At this time," Garcia added, "it is important to manage my health and wellbeing. I have decided to take some time off to focus on becoming a stronger version of myself."

Needless to say, Garcia didn't make clear any specifics as to why he's not going through with his July 9th showdown against Javier Fortuna for the WBC Interim World Lightweight Title. Garcia did indicate, however, that he hopes to return to the ring quickly. "I hope to be back soon," he said, "and am looking forward to stepping back into the ring when I am my healthiest self. I want to Thank God, my family, my doctors and my supporters." Boxing is loaded with stories of fighters claiming to leave the business, only to essentially keep to the path they've been traveling on. Garcia's post, however, appears to resonate with seriousness.

With a record of 21-0, there's little doubt that Garcia has blasted his way into fan consciousness courtesy 18 knockouts, good looks, a wildly popular social media presence, and even a contract with Gatorade. There were even talks several months ago of Garcia facing off against Manny Pacquiao. In his most recent battle, the California native bested the well respected Luke Campbell via stoppage in the seventh round. As part of the currently red hot lightweight division, it's been assumed it was only a matter of time before Garcia took on other big name lightweights.

Yet if Garcia ends up meaning what he says, things look to be on hold for his career, at least for the time being. With that in mind, there's no doubt this is a very young man. Taking a break at 22 is not like taking a break at 34. What's more, Garcia has already left enough of an impact on the sport that a return, should one come about, could be highly anticipated. In a sense, Garcia is currently in a position to take all the time he needs, which no one would argue isn't for the best.

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