Final Friday, Sunny Edwards reminded everybody why he is the most effective flyweights on the planet by seeing off his harmful necessary challenger Felix Alvarado.
And Edwards is already lining up the following huge problem of his reign as world champion – Jesse ‘Bam’ Rodriguez.
Edwards, who was walked to the ring by UK grime artist Jaykae, produced a efficiency that blended chic talent and dogged willpower, to defeat the wonderful Alvarado on all three of the judges’ scorecards at Probellum’s card in Sheffield.
The person often known as ‘Showtime’ – now 19-0 as a professional – made a 3rd protection of his IBF crown with scores of 115-113, 116-112 and 115-113 after 12 rounds on the Utilita Enviornment, in his adopted house metropolis.
Edwards was stuffed with reward for Alvarado however says he proved tonight that he can cope with the facility of any 112-pound fighter – together with undefeated star Rodriguez, who not too long ago confirmed that he’s transferring down in weight to pursue world titles at 112.
“Felix Alvarado is an exceptional puncher and I sat there and blended it with him. I rode pictures, took pictures, threw pictures, and if I can do this towards him then I can do it towards anybody,” Edwards mentioned. “Bam Rodriguez, you promised me the combat. Come and get it.”
Edwards additionally felt that he was means forward within the combat with Alvarado and disagreed with the shut scores on the official playing cards.
“I had the combat 8-4 or 9-3 in my favor, I don’t know what the a number of the scorecards had been about. I went up clear after which coasted it from there,” Edwards mentioned.