A blockbuster triple header of world title fights will take centre stage at Wembleys OVO Arena on June 10th, as Sunny Edwards will defend his IBF flyweight title against unbeaten Chilean Andres Ocampos, while Ellie Scotney and Shannon Courtenay will also aim to win world honours in the capital.
“What a night we have in store on June 10 in London,” said Matchroom Sport chairman Eddie Hearn.
“Sunny headlines in his first fight with us and with those massive unification fights on the horizon, he’ll be looking to shine against Andres, who can upset the odds in his first World title fight."
Sunny Edwards (19-0, 4 KO's), the younger brother of former WBC flyweight champion Charlie Edwards, won the title in brilliant fashion, widely outpointing long-time South African champion Moturi Mthalane in London back in April of 2021. He then defended the crown three times, twice in Dubai, against Jayson Mama and Muhammad Waseem, and then against former world champion Felix Alvarado. If Edwards can hand Ocampos the first defeat of his career and defend his belt once again, he will be eager to move on to the highly anticipated unification bouts with fellow world title holders at 115lbs, most notably big punching Mexican Julio Cesar Martinez later on in 2023.
“Campos has been calling for a fight with me for a couple years now since I’ve been champion which is strange to me,” said Edwards.
“So, now I’m gonna cook him like sweet chilli and send him back packing with his tail between his legs, the little muppet!”
The unbeaten Ocampos (15-0, 4 KO's has been a professional since 2018, and won the WBO latino flyweight title two years later. Currently sitting at seventh in the IBF rankings, and will look to massively upset the apple cart against Edwards to produce the biggest win of his career and become world champion.
Also on the card, Australias Cherneka Johnson (15-1, 6 KO's) travels to the UK for the first time to defend her IBF super bantamweight world title against the unbeaten Brit Ellie Scotney (6-0).
There is also an all-British world title fight on deck, as WBA Bantamweight champion Nina Hughes (5-0, 2 KO's) defends the belt against former champion Shannon Courtenay (8-2, 3 KO's).
Eddie Hearn said “All-British World title fights always have that extra bit of spice, and I expect Nina and Shannon to deliver fireworks, and the same applies to the battle between Cherneka and Ellie, a fight that will be high in drama and skill."