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Edgar Belanga notches 15th straight first-round KO

Edgar Belanga notches 15th straight first-round KO

When it comes to boxing records, it doesn’t get much more dominant than Edgar Berlanga right now.

The Puerto Rican 23-year-old scored a first-round TKO against Lanell Bellows to open Saturday’s Top Rank card. It was Berlanga’s 15th straight first-round knockout to improve his career record to 15-0. None of that is a typo.

Saturday’s bout ended with a sustained assault on Bellows, prompting the ref to call the fight.

Berlanga provided his own post-fight analysis, announcing “I’m a f—ing monster” from the corner of the ring:

Of course, the flip side of literally never seeing the second round of a professional boxing match is that Berlanga is still lacking experience in lengthy fights as he tries to graduate from prospect to boxing’s upper levels.

In theory, Bellows was a decent bet to provide that having gone the distance in five of his previous seven fights (with a record of 2-3-2), but then Berlanga plowed through him too.

As Sports Grind Entertainment’ Kevin Iole notes, Berlanga is aware of this, but wasn’t thinking too much about it on Saturday.

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