Sunny Edwards retained his IBF flyweight title as we speak in London, beating Andres Campos by determination, after which instantly made a name for a unification struggle with WBO titleholder Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez.
“Bam Rodriguez, the place are you? I used to be ready. You ought to be getting within the ring proper now, what’s occurred? Signal the contract! Signal the contract!” Edwards mentioned immediately after the struggle.
Rodriguez didn’t take lengthy to answer on social media, and Bam stored it easy:
Edwards (20-0, 4 KO) vs Rodriguez (18-0, 11 KO) is totally one primarily for the diehards, however the diehards deserve some catering, too, particularly in divisions like flyweight, the place the diehards are by rather a lot the majority of the target market.
It’s a struggle that our feedback part was bustling about throughout Edwards’ bout as we speak, with many feeling that even when they’d beforehand mentioned Sunny might or would beat Rodriguez, they weren’t feeling that watching Edwards in motion as we speak.
I’d argue that promoter Eddie Hearn isn’t simply being a promoter when he says that we’ll see the perfect of Edwards — and absolutely the perfect of Rodriguez — when each are matched towards somebody who’s a respectable risk to beat them. Sunny’s finest performances, to me, are the Moruti Mthalane and Felix Alvarado fights, two guys who had an actual likelihood to beat him, and Rodriguez was in all probability finest towards Carlos Cuadras and Wisaksil Wangek (aka Srisaket Sor Rungvisai).
It’s a compelling struggle that needs to be made, and Hearn mentioned he’s assured they’ll get it achieved quickly.
“Jesse Rodriguez towards Sunny Edwards is only a improbable struggle,” he mentioned earlier as we speak. “You’ll see (Edwards) ranges above what you simply noticed in that struggle. I truly assume the struggle we’ll get achieved within the subsequent two weeks is Jesse Rodriguez.”