Going up against English champ Marcel Braithwaite, Sunny Edwards attempts to capture the first domestic title of his career on Saturday night as Frank Warren & Queensbury Promotions take over the Copper Box Arena alongside an array of British talent including Daniel Dubois & Liam Williams.
Braithwaite who won the English Title less than Two months ago will be taking a step-up for the British title in only his tenth professional fight.
Originating from Liverpool, Braithwaite will be making his debut in the nation’s capital after making appearances in Manchester & Hull this year.
Edwards on the other hand, will be making his 4th appearance of the year in London after featuring at Wembley Arena, the O2 Arena & the famous York Hall.
At stake is the vacant British Super-Flyweight Title which was most recently won by the other half of the Edwards brothers in Charlie who has since gone onto be successful at world title level.
As well as the older Edwards Brother, other recipients of the famous Lonsdale belt have gone onto world title honours including current world champ Kal Yafai & former bantamweight titleholder Lee Haskins.
Edwards the strong favourite in this fight, is perhaps expected to win on points on Saturday night due to only winning 4 of his 13 professional victories inside the distance. Braithwaite, on the other hand, has yet to win a fight via stoppage so far in his career.
In a division that perhaps isn’t flowing with domestic talent, if the winner on Saturday night plans to stay champion rather than vacate, WBO European champ and undefeated fighter Quaise Khademi could be a worthy opponent for 2020.
However, if Edwards is to win as expected a short stay at British level may be most likely due to other opportunities. Still able to make Flyweight, an all domestic showdown against current European champ Jay Harris is a possibility before joining brother Charlie at world level before too long.
Sunny Edwards & Marcus Braithwaite fight for the vacant British Super-Flyweight Title this Saturday night at the Copper Box Arena. Tickets here - https://www.seetickets.com/event/championship-boxing-daniel-dubois-tommy-fury/queen-elizabeth-olympic-park/1398838