By Jake Tiernan: A motivated-looking IBF flyweight champion Sunny Edwards confirmed that he means enterprise by knocking off the cap of challenger Andres Campos throughout their face-off on Wednesday forward of their contest this Saturday night time on the OVO Enviornment in Wembley.
The smiling 26-year-old Campos (15-0, 4 KOs), who comes from Chile, didn’t flinch when Edwards (19-0, 4 KOs) knocked his cap off throughout their head-to-head for his or her important occasion on DAZN.
If the thought was for Sunny to ship shivers down Campos’ backbone, it didn’t work. Edwards, 27, isn’t a sufficiently big puncher to place the scare into Campos by making an attempt to intimidate him.
Sunny’s promoter Eddie Hearn likes his reckless conduct, and he’s already planning his subsequent bout, which he hopes can be in opposition to WBO 112-lb champion Jesse ‘Bam’ Rodriguez in November or December.
If Edwards beats the 23-year-old ‘Bam’ Rodriguez, Hearns to match him in opposition to WBC champion Julio Cesar Martinez.
Edwards has current wins over Felix Alvarado, Muhammad Waseem, Jayson Mama, Moruti Mthalane, and Thomas Essomba. Campos is a step down in competitors from the blokes Edwards has been preventing just lately.
It’s unclear whether or not this was all Hearn might get or if he’s making an attempt to make Sunny seem like a killer by matching him in opposition to fringe-level opposition to assist impress the casuals who don’t know a fastidiously deliberate mismatch after they see one.
“This child Sunny Edwards, there’s one thing about him, I like a fighter with excessive confidence and perception,” mentioned Eddie Hearn to Matchroom Boxing about IBF flyweight champion Sunny Edwards, who defends in opposition to Andres Campos this Saturday night time.
“I imply, I like a fighter with bundles of capability, however this man, he don’t care. I imply, he don’t care what he says. You may’t management him. Generally folks say to me, You’re gonna have a phrase with Sunny.’ About that, I mentioned, ‘No, completely not. He’s on his personal. I’ll help him all the way in which until he says one thing that I don’t agree with, after which I’ll inform you, however he’s his personal beast.’
“I feel folks prefer it. I feel he’s fairly refreshing to have somebody that isn’t contrived, that isn’t, you already know, a part of a form of company messaging. He’s simply his personal particular person. He’s not fascinated with having to talk in the fitting solution to construct a fan base.
“You’re keen on me, otherwise you hate me, and individuals are break up as a result of there’s a
lot of people who don’t like Sunny Edwards, however there are lots of people that do.
“I don’t actually care if you happen to’re speaking about Sunny Edwards if you happen to’re watching Sunny Edwards, and if you happen to’re speaking about and I’m going to place this on the market. He’s arguably Britain’s finest pound-for-pound fighter.
“If you have a look at the standard that we possess as a nation when it comes to skilled boxing, and that is perhaps a daring assertion, and we have to see it, however doubtlessly Britain’s pound-for-pound primary, Sunny Edwards, and doubtlessly the undisputed world champion.
“He must look good on Saturday, and I feel that we all know what’s coming, however you’ve bought to again it up. You wish to speak with this hearth; you wish to speak with these phrases, no drawback. I adore it, however you’re going to be criticized if the efficiency ain’t nice.
“Particular fighters do particular issues when they should, and I feel he’s considered one of them.
“It was a detailed name going right into a unification this time round. It was a really quick turnaround for him, seven weeks since he signed with us. He needs Jesse Rodriguez, he needs Julio Cesar Martinez, and he needs Artem Dalakian,” mentioned Hearn.