By Mark Eisner: Undefeated IBF flyweight champion Sunny Edwards has the formidable upset-minded challenger Andres Campos that shall be making an attempt to dethrone him tonight on the OVO Enviornment in London. The motion for the primary card shall be proven on DAZN at 2:00 p.m. ET.
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Heavyweight prospect Johnny Fisher (9-0, 8 KOs) stopped 38-year-old journeyman Emilio Salas (7-5-1, 3 KOs) by a primary spherical knockout. The time of the stoppage was at 2:07 of spherical one. Curiously, Salas went down from grazing left to the again of his head. It virtually appeared like Salas went down with out correctly getting hit. Oh nicely, what do you anticipate? Salas was knocked out within the second spherical in his final struggle by Damian Knyba final yr in December. Tonight, Salas didn’t look fight-fit. Eddie Hearn mentioned afterward that he desires to step the 24-year-old Fisher up in opposition to higher opposition. Let’s hope so as a result of, with the best way he’s been matched up to now, he’s not going to develop.
Ellie Scotney (7-0) defeated IBF feminine tremendous bantamweight champion Cheneka Johnson (15-2, 6 KOs). The scores had been 98-92, 98-92, and 97-93. Johnson suffered a minimize over her proper eye within the sixth spherical from a conflict of heads.
Cruiserweight Cheavon Clarke (6-0, 5 KOs) stopped David Jamieson (10-3, 7 KOs) within the fifth spherical in an eliminator for the British title. Clarke, 32, dropped Jamieson in rounds 4 and 5. The time of the stoppage was at 0:35 by referee Bob Williams.
Nina Hughes (6-0, 2 KOs) retained her WBA feminine bantamweight title with a lopsided 10 spherical unanimous choice over beforehand unbeaten Katie Healy (6-1). Hughes, 40, used fixed strain to outwork Healy, who fought on her backfoot your entire contest. The scores had been 99-91, 100-90, and 100-90.
Preview: There’s some unhealthy blood between Campos (15-0, 4 KOs) and Edwards over the trash-talking that’s been happening between them throughout the build-up.
Edwards hasn’t been bashful about letting Campos know what he thinks of him, and it’s rubbed him the improper manner.
Sunny Edwards vs. Andres Campos Johnny Fisher vs. Emilio Salas Cherneka Johnson vs. Ellie Scotney Cheavon Clarke vs. David Jamieson Nina Hughes vs. Katie Healy Youssef Khoumari vs. Reece Bellotti George Liddard vs. Nikolas Dzurnak Shannon Ryan vs. Martina Bernile Muhammad Ali vs. Bryan Castro
Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn is already saying that the nonetheless untested 27-year-old Sunny (19-0, 4 KOs) is the very best pound-for-pound fighter within the UK, which is an incredible praise provided that his finest is 40-year-old Moruti Mthalane.
For Sunny to stay as much as Hearn’s reward, he might want to clear out the 112-lb division by defeating champions Jesse ‘Bam’ Rodriguez, Julio Cesar Martinez, and Artem Dalakian.
Even then, Edwards would possibly want to maneuver to 115 and defeat these abilities to be taken severely as the very best fighter within the UK: Junto Nakatani, Juan Francisco Estrada, Joshua Franco, and Fernando Martinez.
Sunny Edwards desires to showcase expertise
“I really feel like it is a nice alternative to kind of showcase my expertise and showcase my potential to most likely make the opposite champions in my division a bit bit extra scared than they already are to struggle me,” mentioned Sunny Edwards to DAZN Boxing Present.
I’m simply buzzing to be part of that. I believe that’s one of many containers you need to need to tick earlier than you get in with an elite fighter like me. That’s made elite Fighters look foolish,” Sunny continued.
“It’s not about successful; it’s about trying good. I do know I’m an awesome boxer. I do know I’m superb at what I do. Different fighters that spent their complete life preventing have a look at me and ask me how I transfer like that. I do know what I carry to the ring is one thing particular.
“I really feel like I’m going to impress. I really feel like there’s not been a struggle that I haven’t impressed ultimately. Yeah, simply because I’m not the largest knockout artist on the market, however I’ll problem anybody to point out me an opponent on my document that I ought to have stopped,” mentioned Edwards.