Sunny Edwards will defend his IBF flyweight world title vs Andres Campos on June 10th in London

04/26/2023 - No comments

The main event on June 10 at the OVO Arena Wembley, London features IBF World Flyweight champion Sunny Edwards, who will face his toughest test yet against undefeated Chilean challenger Andres Campos. Edwards (19-0 4 KOs) is one of the most skilled and charismatic fighters in the division, having won the IBF belt in April 2021 with a masterful performance against Moruti Mthalane. Since then, he has defended his title three times against Felix Alvarado, Muhammad Waseem and Jayson Mama, showing his versatility and dominance.

Edwards is eager to unify the titles in the flyweight division, but he will have to deal with Campos (15-0 4 KOs) first. Campos is ranked number seven by the IBF and holds the WBO Latino Flyweight title. He has been calling out Edwards for a long time, confident that he can upset the champion with his aggressive and relentless style. Campos has won four of his last five fights by knockout, including his most recent victory in January.

Edwards is not impressed by Campos’ record or trash talk, and he has vowed to teach him a lesson in the ring. He said: “Campos has been calling for a fight with me for a couple years now since I’ve been champion which is strange to me. So, now I’m gonna cook him like sweet chilli and send him back packing with his tail between his legs, the little muppet!”

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The co-main event is an all-British clash between WBA Bantamweight champion Nina Hughes and former champion Shannon Courtenay. Hughes (5-0 2 KOs) is a late bloomer who shocked the boxing world by winning the WBA title in Dubai in November against Jamie Mitchell. The Essex native showed her power and determination by stopping Mitchell in the seventh round.

Hughes will make her first defence against Courtenay (8-2 3 KOs), who is hungry to reclaim her belt. Courtenay won the title in April 2021 by defeating Ebanie Bridges in a thrilling fight, but she lost it on the scales before losing a close decision to Mitchell in October 2021. Courtenay is determined to bounce back and prove herself as the best bantamweight in Britain.

The third World title fight of the night features Australian IBF Super-Bantamweight champion Cherneka Johnson and unbeaten British challenger Ellie Scotney. Johnson (15-1 6 KOs) won the vacant title in Melbourne in April 2022 against Melissa Esquivel, and she made a successful defence against Susie Ramadan in October despite suffering a nasty cut in the second round.

Johnson will travel to London to face Scotney (6-0), who is a rising star in the super-bantamweight division. Scotney won the European title in her last fight in October, and she is ready to step up to the World level against Johnson. Scotney is confident that she can dethrone Johnson and become Britain’s newest World champion.

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The undercard of this exciting night of boxing features some of Matchroom’s brightest talents in crucial bouts. Cruiserweight Cheavon Clarke will face David Jamieson in a final eliminator for the British title, while super-middleweight John Docherty will take on Jack Cullen in a domestic showdown.