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Edwards back in action against Lara at York hall

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Edwards back in action against Lara at York hall

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Edwards back in action against Lara at York hall

Recent WBC flyweight king Charlie Edwards (15-1, 6 KOs) will tackle the tough Nicaraguan Keyvin Lara(27-3-1, 9 KOs) on the #MTKFightNight at York Hall. The bout will be aired live on ESPN+ in the US in association with Top Rank and on iFL TV worldwide.

Edwards said: “I’m excited to get back into the ring and put the demons behind me. It’s been a mentally challenging time for me.

“I’m looking forward to having a real challenge because it will bring the best out in me on the night.

“York Hall is a great venue for me. I have boxed there many times throughout my career at all different stages and the atmosphere in that place is always amazing.

“I am looking to bounce back with a bang but it isn’t going to be a walk in the park because Keyvin Lara is a great, great fighter.”

Edwards graduated to super-flyweight having vacated the WBC world flyweight title he won in December 2018 by beating Cristofer Rosales. Edwards made a successful defense against Angel Moreno in March 2019 before running into weight struggles and a bout with Julio Cesar Martinez.

In that bout, Martinez had struck Edwards with a body punch while he was down on one knee after a knockdown in the third round. Which originally ruled the bout a loss to a no-contest Edwards. Edwards instead of taking on Martinez again in a rematch for the belt, decided to drop the flyweight belt in October.

Joining Edwards vs. Lara on a fantastic bill in London is Michael McKinson’s latest WBO European welterweight defense against Louis Greene plus the return of world title challenger Liam Walsh.

Further news of fights and fighters on the card will be announced in due course.

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