Puerto Rican Edgar Berlanga would be a mandatory challenger to Mexican Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in the WBA

Puerto Rican Edgar Berlanga would be a mandatory challenger to Mexican Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in the WBA

The Puerto Rican super middleweight Edgar Berlanga became a mandatory challenger by a decision of the World Boxing Association (WBA) that would lead him to have to face the 168-pound super champion, the Mexican Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

The WBA announced on Thursday through a press release that its Championships Committee granted special permission to undefeated Cuban contender David Morell to move up a division and fight for the world light heavyweight title (175 pounds) against the sixth ranked in that category, Radivoje Kalajdzic in June.

Morell, 26 years old and with a 10-0 record and nine of his wins by knockout, is represented by the firm TGB Promotions, which requested permission based on the Cuban’s history. The WBA accepted the request but with the condition that if Morell wins his fight at 175 pounds and becomes regular light heavyweight champion, he must abandon his other regular title in the 168-pound division. In this the Russian Dmitrii Bivol is the super champion.

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