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Weights Are In For Edgar Berlanga and Demond Nicholson



Weights Are In For Edgar Berlanga and Demond Nicholson

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)

Founder/editor Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the then-impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist has covered the sport since for ESPN The Magazine,, Bad Left Hook and RING. His journalism career started with NY Newsday in 1999. Michael Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live, since 2017.