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They should punish the boxer who tried to bite his rival

By Hector Cantu Edgar Berlanga could be sanctioned by the Athletic Commission Puerto Rican boxer Edgar Berlanga is now known as the 'New Tyson', a


By Hector Cantu

Edgar Berlanga could be sanctioned by the Athletic Commission

Puerto Rican boxer Edgar Berlanga is now known as the ‘New Tyson’, after he tried to emulate boxing legend Myke Tyson and that bite he gave Evander Holyfield in Las Vegas, Nevada, in a distant 1997.

Berlanga was close to biting the ear of his rival, the Colombian boxer Alexis Angulo, who angrily complained about his rival’s reaction to the referee, without the latter intervening forcefully in the seventh episode, round in which the incident happened .

Unlike that Tyson fight, where the referee deducted two points first and then disqualified him, here the third on the surface only caught the Puerto Rican’s attention, who at the end of the fight accepted that he had tried to bite Angulo in response to the use from the elbows of his rival, a scenario that could have caused a cut on his face.

In the end, Berlanga’s reactive act and a header in the last round, had no major consequences. However, the New York State Athletic Commission could still decide whether or not to sanction Berlgana for this manifest violation of the regulations and that has gone around the world despite not having been decreed and punished by the referee.

In 1997, the Nevada State Athletic Commission revoked Mike Tyson’s license for a year for that nonsense that over the years became an iconic moment in professional boxing history. In addition, he fined him with the payment of 3 million dollars.

Berlanga, who maintains his undefeated record, obtained his fourth victory in a row by way of the cards, moving away from those 16 consecutive knockouts that led him to be considered one of the best prospects and may hit boxing in a couple of years. behind. Today, Berlanga’s boxing has taken a backseat.