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Edgar Berlanga vs Padraig McCrory Analysis Prediction and Picks February 24 – Boxing Preview

Edgar Berlanga preps for boxing match with Padraig McCrory

Edgar Berlanga vs Padraig McCrory Betting Preview

Edgar Berlanga and Padraig McCrory head to Caribe Royal in Orlando, Florida to box in a super middleweight fight on Saturday, February 24 as WagerTalk boxing handicapper Kevin Dolan gives his Edgar Berlanga vs Padraig McCrory prediction and picks with the fight set to start around 10:45pm ET.

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Edgar Berlanga vs Padraig McCrory Betting Odds

Saturday, February 24Boxing Betting Notes (Courtesy of Caesars)
Moneyline:Edgar Berlanga -525 vs Padraig McCrory +350
Fight Time:10:45pm ET / 7:45pm PT
Arena:Caribe Royal in Orlando, Florida

Edgar Berlanga vs Padraig McCrory Betting Analysis

Super middleweight contender Edgar Berlanga takes on tough Padraig McCrory this weekend down in Orlando, Florida as the undefeated Puerto Rican fighter aims to become a serious force in the 168lb division moving forward.

Facing him on Saturday will be another undefeated fighter in McCrory, and one who is ranked highly at #3 with the WBA currently, as he looks to make his own statement in the super middleweight division.

Edgar Berlanga enters this fight as the -525 favorite with Padraig McCrory coming back as a +350 underdog.

The Monster Looking Tamed

After an impressive sixteen straight first-round KOs across his opening sixteen fights under his former promotional banner of Top Rank, the world looked like Berlanga’s oyster with his prodigious power ensuring no opponent could survive against him as he carved his way through the 168lb division.

That was however until the level of competition increased, with Berlanga failing to get a single stoppage since, even getting put down by Marcelo Coceres back in 2021 as well, with his partnership with Top Rank drying up as his aura of invincibility quickly evaporated.

McCrory Aiming To Get Respect

It’s fair to say that not many people will know who Padraig McCrory is when he steps through the ropes against Edgar Berlanga this Saturday.

A tough undefeated Irish fighter who’s done things the hard way in terms of his amateur background, McCrory will nevertheless look to finally get some respect on his name at 35 years of age this weekend as he looks to score a career-high win that would finally propel him into a huge fight down the road to cap off his career.

With a current 18-fight win streak and six stoppages across his last ten fights also, McCrory certainly has the ability to cause issues for Berlanga this weekend, just as his compatriot Jason Quigley did in Berlanga’s last fight as well.

Edgar Berlanga vs Padraig McCrory Expert Prediction

This is a crucial fight for Edgar Berlanga on Saturday as both himself and his new promotional banner of Matchroom have made a serious push to get Berlanga, with that huge Puerto Rican fanbase attached, into the title conversation at 168lbs with potential showdowns against Canelo and Jaime Munguia on the horizon.

However, Berlanga’s tepid performance against Jason Quigley last summer led many to believe he simply doesn’t have what it takes to compete at that level, and if he goes on to lay another egg this weekend against an unheralded fighter in McCrory, that Canelo train might completely derail for Berlanga and leave him stuck firmly in the wilderness in the super middleweight division.

Padraig McCrory is a sharp counterpuncher who employs a terrific straight right hand in fights, but one who nevertheless shouldn’t have the necessary power to seriously trouble Berlanga in this fight.

Therefore, the onus will firmly be on Berlanga to take the fight to McCrory early in this one in order to make a statement, especially against a fighter who’s never fought outside of Europe before, and with Berlanga’s power advantage (despite not getting the stoppage last time out against Jason Quigley, he put him down four times in that fight), plus the entire promotion basically hinging on Berlanga’s ability to get the stoppage in this one, there are enough factors here to suggest Berlanga might finally snap that recent distance run of his and get the job done early this weekend.

Take Edgar Berlanga to get the stoppage victory on Saturday against Padraig McCrory in Orlando.

Edgar Berlanga vs Padraig McCrory Prediction: Edgar Berlanga by KO/TKO (+270)

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