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Edgar Berlanga v Padraig McCrory: Fight date, time, undercard & how to watch

Belfast boxer Padraig McCrory will face one of the toughest challenges of his career when he takes on Edgar Berlanga in a super-middleweight contest in Florida on 24th February.

Both fighters are yet to taste defeat in their professional careers, with McCrory winning all 18 of his bouts to date, while Berlanga is a perfect 21-0.

Something will have to give at the Caribe Royal in Orlando as both men look to move a step closer to landing a world title fight.

Edgar Berlanga v Padraig McCrory date

This hotly-anticipated super-middleweight contest is due to take place on Saturday 24th February, but due to the time difference in Florida, the fight for UK viewers is not likely to get underway until the early hours of Sunday 25th February.

Edgar Berlanga v Padraig McCrory time

Berlanga and McCrory are expected to begin their ringwalks at 23:00 local time on Saturday 24th February, with the fight taking place at around 04:00 Sunday morning UK time.

Edgar Berlanga v Padraig McCrory venue and location

The Caribe Royal in Orlando, Florida will stage this 12-round contest, and this will mark the first time that McCrory has fought in the US.

This will also be the first time Brooklyn native Berlanga has done battle at the venue, with his last three fights taking place in New York, although he has had three professional bouts in Florida before, most recently in April 2021 when he beat Demond Nicholson via unanimous decision.

Edgar Berlanga v Padraig McCrory how to watch

DAZN hold exclusive rights to show Berlanga v McCrory in the UK and the fight will be available to watch on their television channel and via the DAZN global app.

Edgar Berlanga v Padraig McCrory odds & favourite

Both fighters have proud unbeaten records to protect, but it is Berlanga, who will have a huge home support behind him, that is the 10/37 favourite to make it 22 wins from 22 fights.

This will not only be McCrory's first fight across the Atlantic, but only his third bout outside of Northern Ireland, and he has been installed as the 27/10 outsider.

Edgar Berlanga v Padraig McCrory belts

There will be no belts on the line for this bout, but a victory for either would move them into the conversation for world title shots at super-middleweight level.

McCrory has previously held the WBC International Silver super-middleweight title and the IBO title at ligh-heavyweight level.

Berlanga also has titles under his belt and he is the current NABO super-middleweight title holder having defended this honour three times, but that North American accolade won't be on the line against McCrory.

Edgar Berlanga record

Berlanga has a perfect record of 21-0, with 16 of those victories coming via knockout, although those stoppage successes all came in his first 16 professional fights.

The Chosen One claimed the biggest title of his career to date and survived a knockdown in the ninth round when beating Marcelo Esteban Coceres to land the NABO super-middleweight title.

The 26-year-old has since successfully defended that title with victories over Steve Rolls,  Roamer Alexis Angulo and most recently Jason Quigley in New York last June.

Padraig McCrory record

McCrory has won all 18 of his professional fights with half of those successes coming via knockout, while he has competed in three different weight divisions - super middleweight, light heavyweight and cruiserweight.

The 35-year-old landed the WBC International Silver super-middleweight title when beating Russian Sergei Gorokhov in Belfast in August 2021 and he defended that belt twice before stepping up to light-heavyweight level and defeating Leon Bunn to land the vacant IBO light-heavyweight belt.

That victory over Bunn in Germany was the second and most recent time McCrory has fought outside of Northern Ireland, but he has warmed up for his trip to Florida with wins over Dmytro Fedas, Diego Ramirez and Steed Woodall in his own backyard, the latter of those victories - via unanimous decision - saw him capture the WBA Continental title.

Edgar Berlanga v Padraig McCrory undercard

There is an action-packed night of boxing to take in on the undercard for this fight, with two world title eliminators scheduled, as Shakhram Giyasov meets Pablo Cesar Cano at welterweight level, while Antonio Vargas faces Jonathan Rodriguez in the bantamweight division.

Highly-rated flyweight Yankiel Rivera will also be in action, as he takes on Andy Dominguez for the WBA Continental Americas flyweight title.

Any odds displayed were correct at the time of writing and are subject to fluctuation.

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