Sunny Edwards Could Be In Line For Another World Title Fight

Sunny Edwards Could Be In Line For Another World Title Fight

Sunny Edwards lost his IBF flyweight title by stoppage to Bam Rodriguez in Arizona late last year.

Rodriguez-Edwards was one of the most-anticipated fights last year with a fiery build-up and oddsmakers struggling to split them apart.

It certainly didn’t disappoint. Although Edwards lost his belt, he put in a strong display which would’ve inevitably gained him fans.

Edwards now looks to become a two-time world champion and that could come at either flyweight or light flyweight.

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One option is the IBF light flyweight championship which goes up for grabs on February 16 in Oaxaca, Mexico live on DAZN as Adrian Curiel and Sivenathi Nontshinga rematch after their knockout of the year contender last November in Monaco.

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“For sure (Edwards vs the Curiel-Nontshinga winner is a possibility)”, Eddie Hearn told Matchroom Boxing, “Sunny will return in May/June time and he will fight for a world title when he returns. Whether that’s at flyweight, whether that’s at light flyweight.”

“If he can make light flyweight, I’ve no problem putting him in with the Curiel-Nontshinga winner. It would give Sunny a chance to become a two-division world champion, it’s a stunning fight. So every chance Sunny could fight the winner of that fight.”

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Other choices could incorparate unified 108-pound champion Kenshiro Teraji, WBO ruler Bomba Gonzalez, and newly-crowned WBA flyweight titleist Seigo Yuri Akui. Two of those options would likely include a trip to Japan where Matchroom have recently started staging shows.

Edwards was asked on X (formerly Twitter) whether he could make 108 by this writer. He commented, “An hour before I weighed in against Campos I was 49.8 (kgs – 109.6 lbs).”

Sunny Edwards Image Credit: Ed Mulholland & Matchroom Boxing

By Darshan Desai