British Boxer Sunny Edwards Defends IBF Flyweight Title in Dominant Performance
In a stunning display of boxing prowess, British fighter Sunny Edwards successfully defended his IBF world flyweight title for the fourth time. He faced off against Chilean Andres Campos at Wembley and emerged victorious with a unanimous decision from all three judges who scored the fight 117-111.
The Croydon-born 27-year-old came out strong, controlling the opening stages of the twelve-round fight. His confident approach frustrated his previously undefeated opponent by midway point, leaving him struggling to keep up.
Campos, ranked seventh in the IBF rankings, attempted to close the gap towards end of match but it was too little too late as Edwards was able to hold him off with ease. In round eight, Campos managed to force Edwards onto ropes before Briton responded with a flurry of shots that kept him ahead.
The final round saw Campos give it his all but unfortunately he couldn’t catch up with Edward’s lead and eventually lost due to body blows delivered by Edward himself in what was an impressive finish.
“I’m only twenty-seven years old,” said an elated Edwards after winning his match. “I don’t think I’ve peaked yet; there is still so much more I want to achieve.”
Edwards has called for a unification fight next: “Bam makes perfect sense,” he added referring Jesse Rodriguez whom he wants to face next. The young boxer has aspirations of being one of Britain’s greatest boxers ever and aims high when it comes down how he wants people perceive about him.
New Champions Crowned in Latest Fights
In addition to Edward’s latest win another two champions were crowned in recent fights. Ellie Scotney, a British fighter defeated Kiwi Cherneka Johnson to become the new IBF world super bantamweight champion with a unanimous 98-92, 98-92, 97-93 decision.
Meanwhile, Nina Hughes also won her fight against Katie Healy by unanimous decision over ten rounds to retain her WBA bantamweight world title in an all-British bout.
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