by Jordan Neild
Sunny ‘Showtime’ Edwards (12-0 4KO) returns this weekend as he looks to build on the momentum he has gained over the last 12 months. Edwards, 23, was a decorated amateur and burst onto the professional scene when he comprehensively outpointed former EBU bantamweight champion, Ryan Farrag in October 2018.
Since then, Edwards has added three more victories to his record and consolidated himself as one of the most exciting talents in the country. ‘Showtime’ has campaigned at super-flyweight up-to this point, but this weekend drops down to flyweight to take on Mexican, Rosendo Hugo Guarneros (16-2-2 8KO).
Guarneros, 28, will be fighting outside of Mexico for the first time and knows a victory over Edwards could catapult his career to a whole new level.
Edwards has been confident during fight week and with the IBF International Flyweight and WBO Inter-Continental Flyweight titles on the line this weekend, a victory here will gain the Croydon man a world ranking and edge him closer to a world title shot in 2020.
Supporting the main event, two highly touted prospects clash in eliminator for the British light-heavyweight title. Kody Davies (9-0 3KO) takes on Zak Chelli (7-0 3KO) in what promises to be an explosive match up. Both men are held in high regard and they have been applauded for taking such an evenly matched contest, this early in their respective careers.
Davies, 25, returned to the ring in June after a long spell out of the ring following the loss of a family member and a win over Chelli would be the most notable victory on the Welshman’s record, to date.
Chelli, 21, won the Southern Area title at super middleweight and his victory over Umar Sadiq in 2018 is the best name on either fighter’s record, to this point. Both men are evenly matched with regards to experience, ability and physical attributes which makes for a fight that should be entertaining for the fans.