As he prepares for a big 2021, former WBC Flyweight champion Charlie Edwards emphasised his ambitions on the paid ranks were always to be a world champion and ‘be great’. 

Speaking to BBTV, he admitted that there is ‘unfinished business’ between himself and Julio Cesar Martinez, after their clash in 2019 was ruled a no-contest when the Mexican who was on top in the bout landed an illegal shot on Edwards. 

“Someone was looking down on me that night and they blessed me with a no-contest decision which didn’t go down as a loss on my record, which I have to thank God for. It opens up the path for a much bigger fight against Martinez down the line – it’s unfinished business and a lot of people are going to want to see that.”

He added: “A lot of people wanted to see me in that rematch then, but the reality was I couldn’t make the weight anymore and if I did it probably would have killed, that is a bitter pill to swallow because I have been called all the names under the sun, but I have got to embrace that and let it make me stronger.”

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