An MRI study confirmed that Puerto Rican boxer Edgar Berlanga suffered a torn left bicep during the fight in which he defeated Argentine Marcelo Có
An MRI study confirmed that Puerto Rican boxer Edgar Berlanga suffered a torn left bicep during the fight in which he defeated Argentine Marcelo Cóceres in Las Vegas and will undergo surgery.
The information was shared by the specialized portal Boxing Scene, which added that the 24-year-old athlete that the lower part of the biceps “is completely torn” and that it will probably be next week. Berlanga will be out of all activity for about three months while he recovers, so his return to the ensogado for the December 11 card in New York is ruled out.
The fighter extended his unbeaten to 18-0 with 16 knockouts on Saturday by beating Cóceres by unanimous decision to win the vacant super middleweight title (168 pounds) from the North American Boxing Organization (NABO).
This fight was part of the card starring the third meeting between the American Deontay Wilder and the British Tyson Fury and held at the T-Mobile Arena.