Berlanga vs McCrory Running Order, Start Time, Fight Card and Main Event Ring Walks

Berlanga vs McCrory Running Order, Start Time, Fight Card and Main Event Ring Walks

Undefeated super middleweight Edgar Berlanga takes on the toughest test of his career as he headlines a DAZN show at the Caribe Royal in Orlando, Florida this Saturday, February 24.

Berlanga (21-0, 16 KOs) is a big draw in New York but Matchroom will instead pocket a six-digit site fee from the venue which hosted Conor Benn’s return in September.

The rising star’s opponent is Ireland’s WBA #3 Padraig McCrory (18-0, 9 KOs).

McCrory was in the mix to face Berlanga back in June but Matchroom instead opted for another Irishman in Jason Quigley who extended Berlanga the distance in his last contest.

The 35-year-old claimed the IBO Light Heavyweight strap in Germany last year with a sixth-round TKO of the unbeaten Leon Bunn but hasn’t really progressed from there.

Berlanga vs McCrory Card

Cuban amateur sensation Andy Cruz (2-0, 1 KO), who took a gold medal at the 2020 Olympic games alongside three successive world championships, is fast-tracking to a title shot and Mexican Bryan Zamarripa (14-2, 5 KOs) will hope to pull of a life-changing upset.

Zamarripa fell narrowly short of ripping up the script when he met WBO #4 Angel Fierro in a Matchroom Mexico main event fight in September, losing by split decision.

Shakhram Giyasov (14-0 9 KOs) will look to make his claims for a World Welterweight title shot even louder when the WBA number #1 ranked Welterweight takes on former World title challenger Pablo Cesar Cano (35-8-1 25 KOs) in an eliminator.

The Uzbek beat Harold Calderon at a canter in June in New Orleans to make it to 14-0 in the paid ranks, and now seeks victory over the experienced Mexican who has won his last two fights inside the distance and sits at #6 with the WBA at 147lbs.

Antonio Vargas (17-1 9 KOs) and Jonathan Rodriguez (17-1-1 7 KOs) clash in an eliminator for the WBA Bantamweight title.

Puerto Rican Rodriguez, who stunned the boxing world by sending former World champion Kal Yafai into retirement with a first-round KO win in Los Angeles steps up to his first important fight on the world scene.

Vargas has boxed on numerous MVP cards and has built up an impressive seven wins since a 2019 loss to Jose Maria Cardenas and a WBA #2 ranking.

It’s a first pro title shot for 2020 Olympian Yankiel Rivera (4-0 2 KOs) as the Puerto Rican amateur sensation goes head to head with Mexico’s Andy Dominguez (10-0 6 KOs) for the WBA Continental Americas Flyweight title.

Florida’s Aaron Aponte (8-1-1 2 KOs) steps through the ropes for the 11th time in the paid ranks over eight rounds at Super-Lightweight, and Cuban Heavyweight and 2021 World Championship bronze medalist Herich Ruiz (4-0 3 KOs) is back in action over six.

Aponte meets Joseph Fernandez (17-5, 6 KOs) whilst Ruiz faces debutant Joshua Brice.

Berlanga vs McCrory Running Order

Before The Bell

  • Herich Ruiz vs. Joshua Brice, 6 rounds, heavyweight
  • Aaron Aponte vs. Joseph Fernandez, 8 rounds, super lightweight

Main Card

  • Yankiel Rivera vs. Andy Dominguez, 10 rounds, flyweight
  • Antonio Vargas vs. Jonathan Rodriguez, 12 rounds, bantamweight
  • Shakhram Giyasov vs. Pablo Cesar Cano, 12 rounds, welterweight
  • Andy Cruz vs. Brayan Zamarripa, 10 rounds, lightweight
  • Edgar Berlanga vs. Padraig McCrory, 12 rounds, super middleweight

Berlanga vs McCrory UK Time, TV Channel, Ring Walks

Berlanga vs McCrory TV Channel: DAZN (Worldwide)

Berlanga vs McCrory Prelim Time: 10 pm BST (5 pm ET)

Berlanga vs McCrory UK Time For Main Card: 12:00 am BST (7 pm ET)

Berlanga vs McCrory Ring Walks: 03:30 am BST (10:30 pm ET)

By Darshan Desai

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Image Credit: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing