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There is a first time for everything.

Edgar Luis Berlanga’s envious 16 consecutive first-round knockouts came to an abrupt halt at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee on Saturday, but he kept his winning form alive regardless, beating Demond Nicholson through the distance.

The Chosen One [Berlanga] dropped Nicholson four times en route to the near-shutout but the American [Nicholson] kept to his game plan – to go the distance.

Berlanga knocked down Nicholson with a left hook in the second round, a right hand in the third round, a left hook in the fifth round, and a right hand just before the bell sounded to end the eighth.

“The streak” is no more, but Berlanga is still undefeated.

“I feel amazing. It’s kind of fu—- up I had to go to the judges with all the people here,” Berlanga said in a post fight interview.

“I know they wanted a first-round knockout, but I enjoyed getting the experience.

“It was an awesome experience for me. I caught him with an amazing shot at 10 seconds of the last round.

“I wanted to get him out! But I didn’t, but I got the experience, especially in front of my Puerto Rican people. It was good.”

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