World Championship Boxing returns on this Saturday night, live from the OVO Wembley Arena in the form of Sunny Edwards Vs Andrés Campos for the IBF Flyweight World Title. This is not only the World Championship Fight on the card however, as Cherneka Johnson defends her IBF Super Bantamweight World Title against Ellie Scotney and Nina Hughes defends her WBA Bantamweight World Title against Katie Healy. A World Title Triple Header is coming tonight with a great undercard.
Sunny Edwards has certainly divided opinions in the past, however more so for his Twitter usage and quick-witted put downs of bewildered fans (I’ll stop there as I don’t want the same treatment if he somehow reads this article!). However, there is no denying that he is the most talented boxer in the UK right now, with Unification Fights being discussed for after Saturday night pending victory. He really does have the Flyweight World at his Gloves.
As an Amateur, Sunny Edwards fought out of Repton ABC and Steel City ABC where he found success winning various National Championships including ABA Juniors 2013, ABA Youth 2014 and ABA Elite in 2015 as well as winning the Silver Medal in the GB Juniors (2012) and ABA Elite Championships (2016). His boxing pedigree is clear to see, and this Amateur Background has set Sunny Edwards up for an elite career in the Professional Ranks.
After turning professional in September 2016, Sunny Edwards has built up a record of 19 Fights, 19 Victories with 4 coming by way of Knockout. Although the Knockout ratio may seem low, a victory is a victory and an unbeaten record is an unbeaten record. This has elevated Sunny Edwards to the very pinnacle of the Flyweight Division where he has obtained a variety of titles along the way (most notably the British Flyweight Title), and has such lead him to the IBF Flyweight World Title where he dethroned then IBF World Champion, Moruti Mthlane of South Africa.
He is incredibly tough to beat. And he is incredibly tough to put down, with the only knockdown coming in the form of Marcel Braithwaite for the British Flyweight Title back in December 2019. However, Sunny survived the knockdown and went on to win the Lonsdale Belt fairly comfortably.
And I feel now is the time to focus on the mega fights in the Flyweight Division, which ultimately means big Unification Fights. With Sunny Edwards currently ranked as the best Flyweight in the world by BoxRec, TBRB, The Ring and ESPN, it is time to prove it against the very elite of the Division, who could include Artem Dalakian (WBA World Champion), Jesse Rodríguez (WBO World Champion) or the pick of the lot, Julio Cesar Martinez (WBC World Champion). The future really is bright for Sunny Edwards (as long as he gets the victory on Saturday night against Andrés Campos.
Andrés Campos comes into Saturday with an unbeaten record also with 15 Fights, 15 Victories and 4 victories also by way of knockout. However, this will be Campos first time fighting in the UK and his first against an elite level opponent in the form of Sunny Edwards. All Campos fights have either taken place Chile (with two fight nights coming from Australia and Argentina).
It will be an incredibly difficult task for Andrés Campos to spoil the party on Saturday night, however everyone has a punchers chance. After observing the media day and face off on Wednesday, it looked as though Sunny Edwards was full of confidence and bravado, and I wasn’t sure whether Andrés Campos was quietly confident or full of nervous energy. It will be an uphill task on Saturday for the Chilean.
Andrés Campos best victories have most probably come in the forms of Jesus Silvestre who has 47 Bouts to his record and Pedro Villegas who was unbeaten at the time of fighting. However, Andrés Campos is yet to go 12 Rounds in his professional career, and I feel this will play a big part in the outcome this evening.
Sunny Edwards is arguably one of the most talented boxers in the UK right now. He is looking ahead to big unification fights in the flyweight division, so this test in the form of Andrés Campos should be a routine victory. I personally feel a knockout victory has been on the cards for Sunny Edwards for some time, so I am going for Knockout victory between rounds 10-12. The second half of the fight, Sunny Edwards will step on the gas.
This evening we don’t have one, but three world title fights on the card. Along with Sunny Edwards Vs Andrés Campos, Cherneka Johnson defends her IBF Super Bantamweight World Title against Ellie Scotney and Nina Hughes defends her WBA Bantamweight World Title against Katie Healy. A stacked card of action is on this evening.
Ellie Scotney will be looking to get that World Title on her record after the disappointment of missing out on the Katie Taylor Vs Chantelle Cameron Card. And Nina Hughes faces off against Katie Hughes after Shannon Courtenay pulled out of the bout 3 weeks ago.
The Romford Bull Johnny Fisher returns to the ring this evening against Emilio Salas in another heavyweight encounter where I am sure his army of fans will descend onto the Wembley Arena this evening. Have a look below for the full undercard!
Catch a great night of boxing on DAZN this evening, with before the bell starting at 16:15 and the main card starting at 19:00.
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