EDGAR BERLANGA has admitted he tried to BITE Alexis Angulo’s ear throughout their combat at Madison Sq. Backyard’s Hulu Theatre final night time.
The American defeated Angulo by unanimous resolution to increase his unbeaten report to 20-0 inside the squared circle.
Tremendous middleweight Berlanga’s win will probably be remembered for a controversial incident missed by the referee within the seventh spherical.
The 25-year-old astonishingly appeared to try to chunk Angulo’s ear because the pair did battle… one thing he admitted after the occasion.
“He saved throwing his elbows and pushing it out. I did not wish to get minimize.”
Whereas Tyson was disqualified for his infamous chunk on Evander Holyfield, Berlanga managed to get away with the incident.
He seemingly prevented punishment as he failed to attach with Angulo’s ear, making contact extra with the shoulder of his opponent.
Nonetheless, the fight sports activities world was left unimpressed by Berlanga’s antics.
Promoter Lou DiBella wrote on Twitter: “When you chunk your opponent such as you’re a rabid canine you need to be disqualified.”
In the meantime, coach Teddy Atlas commented: “Berlanga’s report is extra spectacular than his preventing. I’m going again to UFC fights.”
Former tremendous middleweight champion Caleb Truax added: “I scored it 76-74 Berlanga… Each misplaced 20 factors for being terrible.”
Truax then added: “Berlanga sucked just a bit bit lower than Angulo…”
Terence Crawford discovered it humorous, nonetheless, tweeting: “Lol he tried to chunk him 😂😂😂”
Followers had been typically much less impressed, with one scathingly writing: “Berlanga went from spectacular, to underwhelming, to disappointing, to embarrassing in 4 fights…. That’s a steep dive…”
One other scolded: “Berlanga is likely one of the worst and most unimpressive hype jobs I’ve ever seen. He’s obtained no instruments. Simply terrible.”