Sunny Edwards has called for showdowns against Jesse Rodriguez and Julio Cesar Martinez as he continues to hunt the big names at flyweight.

Edwards made the third defence of his IBF flyweight title on Friday when he won a unanimous decision against Nicaraguan Felix Alvarado.

Alvarado had some success in the middle rounds but Edwards largely dominated the affair in his adopted home city of Sheffield.

Edwards has long spoken of his desire to unify the division and has dared the major players to step into a professional ring with him.

“If it’s not Bam Rodriguez, Julio Cesar Martinez or Dalakian, I’m moving up to super-fly next year“, read Edwards’ Tweet on Tuesday.

The Mexican Martinez fought Sunny’s brother Charlie Edwards back in 2019 in a bout that was eventually ruled a no-contest.

Martinez pummelled Edwards to the canvas but was not awarded the victory following a low blow which landed to the already floored Brit.

Sunny and Martinez looked set to unify this year before talks fell through, leading to Edwards accusing the Mexican of ducking him.

Edwards has also spoken of his desire to face former WBC super-flyweight champion Rodriguez.

2022 has witnessed a meteoric rise for the 22-year-old which saw him step up two weight divisions to become champion at 115lbs before defending the title on two occasions.

Rodriguez has now vacated the title to step down to a more natural weight at flyweight and has previously been open to facing Edwards in the near future.

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