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Edgar Berlanga survives knockdown to keep ‘0’ as Julian Williams loses

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Edgar Berlanga learned a big lesson on Saturday night as the one-time first-round knockout artist continued his upward career trajectory.

The rising super middleweight is now 18-0, 16 KOs but survived the first knockdown of his career to remain unbeaten. Berlanga won a 10-round unanimous decision over Marcelo Esteban Coceres (30-3-1, 16 KOs).

Berlanga controlled the first half of the bout, flashing his prodigious power, which ultimately closed Coceres’ right eye shut.

Coceres began opening up in the sixth, catching Berlanga with a stiff left hook. He continued to enjoy pockets of success despite being outgunned.

Coceres’ best moment came in the ninth when he countered an Edgar Berlanga left with a beautiful overhand right.

Berlanga crashed to the canvas, but the Brooklyn, New York gamely rose to his feet, pressing the action until bout’s end.


Rugged southpaw Vladimir Hernández (13-4, 6 KOs) registered the most pleasing victory of his career, outworking former unified super welterweight world champion Julian “J-Rock” Williams (27-3-1, 16 KOs) to win a 10-round split decision.

Hernández won on two cards by 97-93 and 96-94, respectively. A third card read 96-94 for Williams.

Williams got off to a strong start, countering the aggressive Hernández with well-timed counters and opening a cut over his right eye.

Hernández never stopped coming forward, utilizing a dedicated body attack to wear down gradually.

The non-stop assault culminated in a big 10th round for Hernández, who rocked Williams with a straight left that frame. The round was the margin of victory for Hernández.

Julian Williams loses

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Two-time Olympic gold medalist Robeisy “El Tren” Ramirez (8-1, 4 KOs) picked up the most significant win of his young career. In a featherweight contest, he used his southpaw stance to befuddle the previously undefeated Orlando “Capu” Gonzalez (17-1, 10 KOs) over ten rounds.

Scores were 99-91 2x and 97-93.

Featherweight prospect Bruce “Shu Shu” Carrington had a spotless professional debut, shutting out Texas native Cesar Cantu (3-2, 1 KO) by identical scores of 40-36.

Heavyweight upstart Viktor Faust (8-0, 6 KOs) knocked down Mike Marshall (6-2-1, 4 KOs) more than once. Furthermore, he finished off the Connecticut native in the third round.

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