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Weights Are In For Edgar Berlanga and Demond Nicholson

Michael Woods

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KO1, TKO1, rinse, repeat and repeat again.

Edgar Berlanga stares at Demond Nicholson at the April 23 weigh in.

Do you think Nicholson felt some fear as he looked into the eyes of Edgar Berlanga? Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank

16 times, the cocky kid from NYC–yes, he’s still basically a kid, he is 23 years old–has started the bout, and not had to sit down after round one. Because Edgar Berlanga has dropped and stopped, or pummeled into submission, 16 foes, before three minutes elapsed. We shall see if foe No. 17, Demond Nicholson, can break the streak, and make it into round two, when on Saturday evening the super middleweights square off in Florida, and on ESPN.

Adorno, left, and Ortiz, capless, haven’t tasted an L as a pro. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank)

Editor/publisher Michael Woods became addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the fearsome Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist Woods has covered the sport since then, for ESPN The Magazine, ESPN.com, ESPN New York, RING, and he was editor of TheSweetScience.com from 2007-2015. Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and numerous other organizations.

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