Matchroom’s ticketing partners Stage Front are in Edgar Berlanga’s corner as he prepares to face Jason Quigley at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York TONIGHT, live worldwide on DAZN – with Stage Front offering tickets for what promises to be a thrilling night in the Big Apple.
Berlanga (20-0 16 KOs) fights for the first time under the Matchroom banner after penning a multi-fight deal with Eddie Hearn in February and does so against all-action Irishman Quigley (20-2 14 KOs).
Berlanga shot to fame when his blistering speed and devastating power led to an astonishing run of 16 first round KOs from his debut in June 2016 to December 2020, and he landed his first pro title in October 2021 picking up the vacant WBO NABO Super-Middleweight belt, decisioning Marcelo Coceres in Las Vegas.
WHEN IS THE BERLANGA VS. QUIGLEY FIGHT? START TIME
- Date: Saturday, June 24
- Start time: 8:00 p.m. ET / 1 a.m. BST
- Main event ringwalks (approx): 11:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 a.m. BST
- The card will stream live on DAZN in over 200 countries across the globe
- The fight will take place at the Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden in New York City.
- The main card is set to get underway at 8:00 p.m. ET / 1 a.m. BST with the main event ringwalks scheduled for 11:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 a.m.
The 26 year old Brooklyn star has been a huge hit in the Big Apple, packing the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden with his loyal hometown and Puerto Rican support in his most recent battles with Steve Rolls and Alexis Angulo. On those nights in March and June, Berlanga defended his WBO NABO title with unanimous decision wins over ten rounds to cement his lofty World rankings.
‘The Chosen One’ sits at #4 with the WBO and IBF and at #6 with the WBA and will return to the ring this summer as Berlanga, his trainer and father Edgar Sr., Hearn and manager Keith Connolly plot his route to World title glory and the fight he craves with undisputed Super-Middleweight ruler Canelo Alvarez – and the 168lb beast is urging fans to visit Stage Front VIP and get their tickets now for a special night in the Big Apple.
“I’m thrilled to be teaming up with Stage Front VIP for a huge night in New York,” said Berlanga. “This is massive night for my career, the biggest yet, and I promise the fans I am going to deliver a performance to remember – and you can get the best seats in the house to see it with Stage Front VIP!”
Edgar Berlanga (20-0 16 KOs) fights Jason Quigley (20-2 14 KOs): It’s a big night on Saturday. It’s been a year layoff, we’re home with a new promoter, and I am ready to perform. I don’t put too much pressure on myself, other people are trying to say Jason is an easy fight, but I know it’s a difficult fight, we’ve prepared well for that, he’s not going to stand in the middle of the ring, we’ve been prepping well for him, I have a lot of respect for him and his team, but we’re going to handle business.
I want to thank all my fans for buying tickets, another sold out show, it’s a blessing. I feel great, I’m ready to go. For me there are bigger fish out there, the GGGs, the Charlo’s, these are the guys I want to get in the ring with, I feel I am ready and seasoned to get in with them, but I must beat the shit out of Jason Quigley this weekend, that’s what it is.
Jason Quigley: I back myself all the way. The training that I have done, the stuff that we’ve been through, come through, progressed from; I know I am the better man. Edgar is a great fighter, I’ve come here to win, and that’s going to make it a great fight. But I am the man, I’m here to progress my career and my life.
I’ve been the underdog my whole career and even as an amateur, we’ve been going into the Lion’s Den since day one. I’ve handled hostile environments, it’s nothing to concern me and I have so much belief in myself, my team, the work we have done, I know what can come from winning this fight and that’s what excites me. The only think in my head is Edgar, not any other fighter, it’s just him and Saturday night.
Adam Kownacki (20-3 15 KOs) fights Joe Cusumano (21-4 19 KOs): it’s must-win, but for me my two options are win averagely or win amazingly. I want to look amazing, I’ve had a great camp with Sugar Hill, so we’re ready. I’m in great shape, I want to look brilliant, get the win and get another fight quickly.
I am focused on Saturday, showing the world that in my previous three fights I wasn’t as focused as I should have been, but now you will see the old-new Adam Kownacki. Thank you to Joe for taking the fight, my brother is still selling tickets right now, it’s going to be red and white and all the other colors too.
Joe Cusumano: it’s a dream come true. It’s been a tough camp, but I am excited for the opportunity, and I am ready to go. Adam is a great fighter, we’re Heavyweights, we’re big punchers, and we’re going to show that.
Reshat Mati (13-0 7 KOs) fights Dakota Linger (13-5-3 9 KOs): Thank you to Dakota for taking the fight, I’m at the stage of my career where I don’t care who is in front of me, I want big fights and I want to get the job done. Mexico City wasn’t a fun time for me, getting food poisoning and trying to get through the fight. We got the job done and showed that I can get through fights even when I am feeling sick.
This is going to be a good fight, ten good rounds and may the best man win. The Albanian fans are going to be all over MSG, afterwards we’re going to have a party, and, in the arena, I’ll put on a great show for the fans, not just my fans but everyone coming and watching on DAZN.
Dakota Linger: I’m excited to be here and it’s an honor again for the third time in a row. I had three weeks’ notice so we’ve done the best way could, I was already in shape and I’m ready. I’m hoping to make it a good fight for everyone.
Yankiel Rivera (3-0 2 KOs) fights Christian Robles (8-0 3 KOs): I am very happy for the opportunity to come back and fight at MSG again. Last time was great and I’m more than prepared to be back. There are big names in the division, we’re ready for Saturday and getting the win, and then we will see what is next from there.
Christian Robles: I want to thank everyone that’s brought me here to this point, I’m super excited and ready to make a statement. I’ve sparred plenty of World champions and top amateurs at the Wild Card gym, I’ve been in with them all and I am ready for whatever comes next for me. I’m excited to show love to all my Mexican people, we’re going to make sure we represent, let’s go.
Khalil Coe (5-0-1 3 KOs) fights Buneet Bisla (7-0 3 KOs): I’m excited to be on this card with my neighbors from New York. I don’t care who he has trained with or sparred with; he ain’t them. On Saturday it’s going to be another step forward for me. We’ve made small adjustments, just like you do in a fight, with camp and the weight management, and now we have the recipe. My opponents rise to the occasion, and they come to fight, but I am coming to fight too. We’re going to give the people what they want to see.
Buneet Bisla – I’ve been ready for this sort of fight for a long time. I’ve been training with the top dogs like David Benavidez, Diego Pacheco, and we’re ready to showcase what we have been working on. This is big.
Pablo Valdez (6-0 5 KOs) fights Demian Fernandez (14-4 5 KOs): I am so excited to be fighting on the card of my best friend, Edgar Berlanga. Last week my girl was giving birth and our babies’ heart stopped twice, so I was going from the gym to the hospital. Thank God, the baby is OK and we’re all good, but it was a mentally rough time for me, but I am a warrior and I dedicate this fight to my son.
Oficio Falcon (9-0 6 KOs) fights Pedro Vicente (7-5-1 2 KOs): I’m blessed to have this opportunity and I’m ready. What’s a better fight card to be on than an Edgar Berlanga card as a Puerto Rican fighter? The crowd is going to be amazing, and I am ready to show out, I’m super excited.
EDGAR BERLANGA – JASON QUIGLEY CARD
- Edgar Berlanga vs. Jason Quigley; Super middleweight
- Adam Kownacki vs. Joe Cusumano; Heavyweight
- Reshat Mati vs. Dakota Linger; Super-lightweight
- Khalil Coe vs. Buneet Bisla; Light-heavyweight
- Harley Mederos vs. Pedro Scharbaai; Lightweight
- Pablo Valdez vs. Demian Fernandez; Welterweight