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 live on DAZN. 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!”
EDWARDS CAMPOS START TIME
- Date: Saturday, June 10
- Time: 7 p.m. BST / 2 p.m. ET
- Main event ringwalks (approx): 10.13 p.m. BST / 5.13 p.m. ET
- The card will stream live on DAZN in over 200 countries across the globe
- The fight will take place at the OVO Arena Wembley in London.
- The televised section of event is set to get underway at 7 p.m. BST / 2 p.m. ET with the main event ringwalks scheduled for 10.13 p.m. BST / 5.13 p.m. ET. These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights.
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.
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.
“Firstly, thank you to all the Matchroom staff, DAZN, yourself Eddie and Frank Smith for believing in me. I think I’m definitely in the best place and the best position of my career. I’m really excited about what the future holds.
“Obviously you know me Eddie, when I signed I wanted the biggest fights now, I feel like I’ve already been made to wait way too long for them anyway. That’s not happened yet, the other champions weren’t on my timeline, they weren’t willing to fight me just yet. I don’t think any of them are immediately ready to fight me yet just now any way. I think we’re going to still struggle after this fight.
“But respect to Campos as I know the fight was offered to a couple of the top 15, a couple of the top ten. He was the first one to say yes, we had about 24 hours to get an opponent for this date. I found out on seven weeks’ notice. Since December 2021 he’s been calling me out, tagging me in stuff, I’ve been getting messages from all of his little muppet team and trainers and whoever.
“He said I’ve been disrespectful, I’ve been shown a lot of disrespect for the last 18 months and then when he gets the fight, he signs the contract and all of a sudden he goes ghost. He disappears. I was ready for a little bit of build-up, even if it was just a bit of socials. Ideally I would have wanted a press conference seven weeks ago so we could have had a face off but obviously that didn’t happen.
“I’m looking forward to it. I think it’s a good opportunity for me to showcase what I’m on. Do I believe Andres Campos is the biggest threat in the world? No. Do I think he belongs in the ring with me? I’ll be real I don’t. He’s boxed easy opponents over ten rounds and struggled over and over again. Split decisions in six rounders. I don’t think they can believe their luck to be honest. They did a Go Fund Me to catch flights for all of these idiots. They’re on holiday. On Saturday it isn’t going to go their way. I don’t even think they think they’re going to win to be honest. I genuinely don’t. I just think he ain’t got nothing else.”
“First and foremost, thank you very much Eddie for the opportunity. As you say, I have worked very hard for this opportunity and we’re going to show on Saturday night that we can do it and I can become the first World Champion from Chile. I’m only focused on doing my work. He was disrespectful to me and also to my team. On Saturday I hope he meets me in the middle of the ring and we’re going to have a tear-up. That’s the idea, you always look for a KO in a fight but we have a plan A, plan B and a plan C. We’ve worked really hard for this opportunity and this fight, and we’re going to win.”
EDWARDS VS. CAMPOS FIGHT CARD
International Super-Bantamweight Contest
The night opens with Muhammad Ali from Leicester, England, weighing in at 123.8 lbs, and Bryan Castro from Managua, Nicaragua, at 123.3 lbs.
International Super-Flyweight Contest
Following this, Shannon Ryan from Watford, England, at 115 lbs, steps into the ring with Martina Bernile from Milan, Italy, weighing 114.4 lbs.
International Middleweight Contest
The third fight brings George Liddard of Billericay, England (162 lbs) face-to-face with Nikolas Dzurnak from Vyskov, Czech Republic (160.5 lbs).
British Super-Featherweight Title Eliminator
Next, Youssef Khoumari of Wembley, England (129.8 lbs) squares off against Reece Bellotti of Watford, England (129.4 lbs).
At 19:00, the event will be broadcast live on DAZN, covering the world title fights and the remaining high-stakes bouts.
WBA Bantamweight World Title
Nina Hughes from Billericay, England (117.3 lbs) challenges Katie Healy from Wolverhampton, England (117.5 lbs) for the prestigious WBA Bantamweight World Title.
British Cruiserweight Title Eliminator
Next up is Cheavon Clarke from Gravesend, England (199.2 lbs) going up against David Jamieson from East Kilbride, Scotland (199.1 lbs).
IBF Super-Bantamweight World Title
The next world title fight sees Cherneka Johnson from Melbourne, Australia (120.8 lbs) up against Ellie Scotney from Catford, England (121.4 lbs).
International Heavyweight Contest
Following this, we move to the heavyweight division, as Johnny Fisher from Romford, England (238.4 lbs) faces off with Emilio Salas from San Sebastian, Puerto Rico (229.9 lbs).
IBF Flyweight World Title
Rounding off the evening, Sunny Edwards from Croydon, England (111.1 lbs) takes on Andres Campos from Santiago, Chile (111.6 lbs) for the coveted IBF Flyweight World Title.