‘Sweet Jesus’: First round knockout stuns social media

Boxing’s super middleweight division has been put on notice as a rising contender continues to dismantle opponents in quick succession.

Edgar Berlanga has shown over and over again he is the real deal inside the squared circle and he delivered once again this week.

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The rising 23-year-old star added the latest victim to his insane record by dismantling Eric Moon and taking his career record to 14-0.

What makes the record all the more impressive however is the fact Berlanga has won every single fight by knockout and all have come in the opening round.

Moon looked to put him on his heels by advancing across the ring, but following an early assault it wasn’t long before Berlanga flipped the momentum.

As he pushed him up against the ropes, a veteran savvy move of quickly pulling down his opponents gloves left enough of an opening for a monstrous right hand that sent Moon tumbling to the canvas less than 60 seconds into the bout.

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“It was another step-up fight for me,” Berlanga said afterwards. “We prepared to go rounds, but I got him hurt and got him out of there.

“I still have so much room to grow as a fighter. The power is there, but I will show everyone that I am a well-rounded fighter. The knockout streak is cool, but there is more to me than first-round knockouts.”

The latest devastating finish has caught the attention of the boxing world and also the eye of several superstar athletes.

Edgar Berlanga 😳… 168 better watch out for this dude bro. 14-0 … ALL FIRST ROUND KOs

Edgar Berlanga is the truth! 14-0 14 straight knockouts all in the 1st round 😂💪🏾💪🏾

Super middleweight Edgar Berlanga just destroyed Eric Moon early I the first round. Whoa. 14-0, all first-round KOs. Moon was a solid opponent on paper. Top Rank expected him to go some rounds but he was absolitely crushed by a right hand. #boxing

Edgar Berlanga looking like the real deal. Crazy he's only 23 years old. Super middleweight is a pretty shallow division so it shouldn't be hard for him to keep pushing up the ladder.

WOW…He did it AGAIN…14 wins 14 STRAIT FIRST ROUND KOs by Edgar Berlanga…OK…enuff F’n around…Lets get this guy a Title fight…GEEZ

14-for-14 for Berlanga! Sweet Jesus!

Berlanga now sits fifth on the all-time list of most consecutive first round knockout finishes, behind Young Otto (16), Edwin Valero (18), Tyrone Brunson (19) and Ali Raymi (21).

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