IBF flyweight champion Sunny Edwards (19-0, 4 KOs) and Chilean Andres Campos (15-0, 4 KOs) met as soon as once more at the moment at a press convention forward of their title struggle on June 10. Each males made clear their dislike of one another and had been assured of securing victory.
For Edwards, it is going to be his fourth protection of a title he gained towards Moruti Mthalane in 2021. Additionally it is his first struggle since being added to the Matchroom Boxing roster. Then again, Campos may turn into Chile’s first ever world champion with a win over Edwards. Having beforehand fought in Australia and Argentina along with his native Chile, Saturday’s bout marks Campos’ first time in Europe.
Edwards vs. Campos Press Convention Quotes
“I believe I’m undoubtedly in one of the best place and one of the best place of my profession,” started Edwards. “I’m actually enthusiastic about what the long run holds. After I signed [with Matchroom Boxing], I wished the massive fights now. I really feel like I’ve already been made to attend option to lengthy for them, anyway. That’s not occurred but. The opposite champions weren’t on my timeline. They weren’t prepared to struggle me simply but.”
“Do I believe he belongs within the ring with me? No, I don’t…There’s quite a lot of fighters who’ve finished greater than him…I don’t even suppose they’re going to win…I believe he’s delusional…What has this man finished in a boxing ring to inform me that I’m not ok…I’m going to ship him again to the mountains of Chile with nothing however slightly paycheck from you, Eddie [Hearn],” he added.
“I’ve labored actually laborious for this chance,” mentioned Campos by way of a translator. “We’re going to point out on Saturday night time that we are able to do it and I can turn into the primary world champion from Chile.”
“I’m solely centered on doing my work. He was disrespectful to me and likewise to my workforce. On Saturday I hope he meets me in the midst of the ring and we’re going to have a tear-up,” Campos added. “You at all times search for the KO in a struggle however we have now a plan A, plan B, and plan C. We labored laborious for this chance and this struggle and we’re going to win.”
Two different title fights to look out for
On the identical card, IBF tremendous bantamweight champion Cherneka Johnson (15-1, 6 KOs) faces Ellie Scotney (6-0, 0 KOs). This can be Johnson’s third protection of her title and her first struggle exterior of Australia. Following a loss in 2021 to Shannon O’Connell, Johnson instantly rebounded with a win over Melissa Esquivel to turn into world champion. Scotney, ranked first by the IBF, has the chance to turn into a world champion in solely her seventh skilled bout. Having beforehand been European champion, she now strikes onto the world title stage towards Johnson.
The third title struggle of the cardboard options WBA bantamweight champion Nina Hughes (5-0, 2 KOs) towards Katie Healy (6-0, 0 KOs). It’s Hughes’ first protection of her world title which she gained towards Jamie Mitchell in Dubai, UAE. On the age of 38, Hughes made her skilled boxing debut in December 2021. Her win over Mitchell was thought of an upset and led to a contract with Matchroom Boxing. Hughes was initially meant to face Shannon Courtenay. With lower than a month to go earlier than the struggle, Courtenay withdrew. Healy, ranked eight by the WBA, was then introduced in as a alternative. Regardless of the rating, it is going to be Healy’s first time combating at this weight.
Edwards vs. Campos particulars
Combat followers can watch all three title fights stay on DAZN on Saturday, June 10. Early prelims could be seen stay on YouTube along with DAZN. The cardboard begins at 7 p.m. BST (2 p.m. ET). Major occasion ringwalks are anticipated at 10:13 p.m. BST (5:13 p.m. ET).