Sheffield Enviornment, Sheffield – For the IBF flyweight title, Sunny Edwards (19-0, 4 KOs) overcome some robust rounds, however finally outboxed the damaging Felix Alvarado (38-3, 33 KOs) to safe a twelve spherical unanimous determination.
The scores have been 115-113, 116-112 and 115-113.
Alvarado, a former IBF junior flyweight world champion, loses for the primary time since 2014.
Edwards outboxed Alvarado with ease within the first two rounds. Alvarado discovered moments of success within the third, with Edwards nonetheless boxing sturdy. The pace and defensive skills of Edwards have been giving Alvarado a whole lot of hassle within the fourth.
After controlling the fifth and sixth, Edwards was beneath actual fireplace within the seventh. Alvarado was working him over with physique pictures and glancing pictures to the pinnacle for many of the spherical. Edwards was not shifting as a lot, however nonetheless blocking a whole lot of punches. Alvarado continued to press ahead and land heavy punches, principally the physique, as Edwards stayed on the transfer.
The ninth was a bit nearer, with Edwards touchdown fast counters. Alvarado continued to actually pound the physique. Edwards was doing effectively within the tenth, however then acquired caught in opposition to the ropes and allowed Alvarado to unload with a whole lot of punches to the pinnacle and physique. Edwards was in a position to block a whole lot of the shot and forestall others from touchdown flush.
Edwards was in a position to outbox a drained Alvarado within the eleventh. Alvarado got here out firing with each arms within the twelfth. Edwards was on the transfer. Alvarado sensing, he was behind, was exhibiting his urgency by going after Edwards for many of the rounds. Edwards used his motion and defensive expertise to run down the clock.