Berlanga was born to the large Nuyorican community of Brooklyn, to parents from Puerto Rico. He started boxing at the age of 7, As a child, he was a fan of Félix Trinidad, a former world champion who frequently fought at Madison Square Garden. When queried about his heritage, Berlanga responded “I feel a hundred percent Puerto Rican. I was born over there, but belong here. I am very Puerto Rican”. He also emphasized that most of his family still resides on the island, and that when he boxes he represents them and its "beautiful flag." We have Rare signed authentic autographed boxing memorabilia and collectibles on our website iconsofboxing.com We have signed Championship belts and Boxing Gloves and much more for all you Boxing collectors.