Sunny Edwards will put his unbeaten record on the line in a fight to defend his IBF World Flyweight title against Andres Campos aka the Chilean Crocodile. The bout is set to take place at the OVO Arena Wembley, London.
The champion has been a technical marvel in the ring recently, befuddling excellent fighters and strolling to easy decision victories. However, he will need to improve his KO power if he hopes to unify the division.
IBF World Flyweight Champion Sunny Edwards (19-0) vs. Andres Campos (15-0)
Sunny Edwards made a successful fourth defense of his IBF World Flyweight Title against challenger Andres Campos at the OVO Arena Wembley on Saturday June 10th. The Sheffield-based slickster won the bout by unanimous decision, but it was closer than expected as the unbeaten Chilean boxer managed to get close to Edwards in some rounds.
Edwards, 27 has won a number of titles at other weight divisions and made the switch to flyweight in 2017 with an impressive victory over Ross Murray. He added a European and International super-flyweight belt to his collection in 2018 when he beat Hiram Gallaordos. A year later he beat Moruti Mthalane to claim the IBF World Flyweight Title in London.
Hearn is aiming to make Edwards one of the biggest stars in British boxing and already has a number of plans lined up for the fighter. The promoter believes that the Briton can become an undisputed champion in his division, but he will have to take care of business first when he fights undefeated challenger Campos.
The two fighters met before the fight for an official head-to-head, and it was a cagey affair. The champ was in charge from the off and pushed Campos around for most of the contest, although the challenger was able to get his own back with some solid counter punching.
Both fighters made the weight limit without much trouble, and the official scores read 117-111, 117-111, and 117-111 in favor of Edwards. Campos is a tough opponent, and he showed that in the second half of the contest when he started to get more aggressive.
Campos is a fast and skillful boxer who has a good chance of causing an upset against the reigning world champion. He has a decent record against top opponents, and he is coming into this fight with a lot of confidence.
The main event was part of a stacked card, which included an eight-round heavyweight co-main event between unbeaten Johnny Fisher and Emilio Salas. The card also featured a ten-round super bantamweight title fight between Cherneka Johnson and Ellie Scotney.
Sunny Edwards is a huge betting favorite ahead of his fight this weekend and it’s easy to see why. He’s priced at 1/20 to win this title defence and extend his record to 19 wins and four knockouts. Campos, on the other hand, comes into this fight as a +940 underdog at the best online sportsbooks.
This will be the challenger’s first shot at a world title and it’s hard to see how he can compete with Edwards in terms of skill, experience and power. Edwards is a smooth boxer that moves well in and out of range while throwing crisp jabs to keep his opponents guessing. He’s also confident in slipping his opponent’s shots by switching stances at the perfect moment, making it difficult to make reads and pin him down.
Campos is an aggressive fighter and he will look to put pressure on Edwards throughout the fight. However, he doesn’t possess the same kind of knockout power that we’ve seen from Edwards over the course of his career. In fact, he’s only scored two knockouts in his last four fights.
In other words, it’s likely that this fight will go the distance and that Edwards will win on points. The over/under total for this fight is set at 10.5, so it should be a competitive contest in which both fighters will score throughout the course of the 12 rounds.
For those that want to watch this exciting world championship fight, it will be broadcast live from the OVO Arena Wembley in London. The show will be available to stream live on DAZN, and all you need is a regular subscription to get in on the action. Check out the complete fight card below and be sure to tune in! We’ll have live results and analysis following the event. In the meantime, be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest fight news! See you this Saturday! Good luck, boxing fans! And don’t forget to cheer on Team Edwards! We can’t wait to hear you roar. We’re all in this together.
Sunny Edwards will put his unbeaten record on the line in what is arguably his most high-profile fight to date. He takes on undefeated IBF World Flyweight Champion Andres Campos at Wembley Arena in London Saturday night.
Edwards is an active boxer, who uses superior footwork and defensive wizardry to keep opponents off balance and busy. He also doesn’t shy away from engaging in the pocket, and he has shown a willingness to throw punches with power as well.
His style makes him vulnerable to big-hitting foes, though, and he has a below-average KO percentage (27.1%). It’s important that he picks his spots carefully against Campos.
Campos isn’t a big puncher himself, but he has a good understanding of timing and positioning in the ring. He doesn’t get caught off guard very often, and he can use his footwork to avoid clean shots from Edwards. He also has the ability to change direction on a dime, and that’s something that Edwards should be wary of.
Although Edwards is a more active and more complete boxer than Campos, it’s important that he doesn’t overextend himself. He had a few rounds where he seemed to be pushing too hard, and he may not have the energy to keep up with Campos in round 12.
Edwards has a few key advantages in this fight. He is a better kickboxer than Campos, and he has a better understanding of timing and distance control in the ring. He also has a better understanding of how to work the body, which is something that Campos has struggled with in his previous fights.
Edwards is looking to make a move into the big leagues with Matchroom, and this fight could serve as his springboard. He’s on the verge of some very interesting fights at flyweight, and he could see himself unifying with the likes of Julio Cesar Martinez, Artem Dalakian, or Jesse ‘Bam’ Rodriguez. But before that can happen, Edwards must take care of a potential banana skin in Campos.
Sunny Edwards is making a name for himself in the sport of boxing and he has some big plans for his career. The fight with Campos is a huge opportunity for him to introduce himself to a wide audience and to showcase that he is one of the best fighters in the sport at his current level.
Edwards is a very intelligent and slick boxer who has proven that he can mix it with the best fighters in his division. He won his last two fights via wide decisions against solid opponents in Muhammad Waseem and Felix Alvarado. Campos is a good fighter in his own right and he will look to capitalize on some sloppy work by Edwards in this fight.
It’s important for Edwards to be on his A-game in this fight and he should be able to do so. He is one of the most skillful flyweights in the world and he can take advantage of some mistakes by Campos in this fight. If Edwards can stay on top of his game, he will be able to cruise through this contest and retain his title in a convincing manner.
Campos is a very talented and undefeated fighter in his own right but he’s taking a massive step up in competition against Edwards. He’s not a big puncher and he doesn’t possess the kind of power that can overwhelm Edwards in this fight. He’s also never fought anyone remotely close to the caliber of Edwards, which is a massive disadvantage for him in this fight.
Edwards has a very bright future ahead of him and he will look to continue his unbeaten streak in this fight. He is a great competitor and he will not let his team down in this fight. The winner of this fight will have a good chance to move up the rankings in the sport and land a bigger fight down the line.
Hearn is a big fan of Edwards and it’s easy to see why. He will want to move him up to the next level soon and he has some good options in front of him at light-flyweight. Hearn will have to downgrade his expectations for Edwards a bit, though, if he can’t hang with the likes of Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez in this upcoming series.