Flyweight Champ Sunny Edwards Jumps To Probellum
IBF World Flyweight Champ Sunny Edwards of England is set to make his next title defense next month in Dubai, and now, he’s officially signed on with the promotion staging the show.
Edwards and Probellum jointly announced Wednesday afternoon U.K. time that the Londoner who won the IBF 112 lb. title in April of last year and has defended it once, will now be in their fold,
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From the Probellum release,
Undefeated Edwards (17-0, 4 knockout) boasts a proven pedigree at the highest level and captured the world title in April last year when he defeated South Africa’s Moruti Mthalane at York Hall courtesy of a unanimous points decision.
His first defence of the title came at Probellum’s inaugural show at Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena, in December, when he produced a brilliant performance to overcome of the challenge of Filipino Jayson Mama in the night’s main event.
Edwards will headline the second night of Probellum Evolution, which takes place at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium on March 18 and 19, when he puts his title on the line against Muhammad Waseem (12-1, 8 knockouts), one of Pakistan’s most talented fighters.
The Edwards family boasts a rich boxing pedigree with Sunny’s older brother, Charlie, a former WBC flyweight champion.
“This is a huge moment in my career and I believe signing for Probellum will help take me on to an even higher level in terms of my all-round performance,” said Sunny.
“Probellum is changing the boxing landscape and providing brilliant opportunities for fighters at all levels. This is a really exciting time to sign, especially given the fact my upcoming title defence against Muhammad Waseem takes place next month.
“Throughout my career, I have shown I possess the ability and work ethic to get to the top. Signing for Probellum will ensure I stay there.”
“Signing Sunny Edwards, an undefeated world champion, sends out a huge statement of intent,” added Richard Schaefer, President of Probellum.
“Sunny’s reputation within boxing speaks for itself. Not only is he a hugely talented fighter, he also boasts a fierce desire to show fight fans around the world that he is the best, which he has done, and will continue to do in the future.
Edwards had been with Frank Warren’s Queensberry promotions for his rise to a world title.
As the release mentions, Edwards will be part of Dubai show in March that will also include former WBA World Jr. Welterweight champ Regis Prograis of Louisiana. He has also agreed to a new deal with Probellum Entertainment and now will be part of the double header, as he takes on Ireland’s Tyrone McKenna in a non-title contender bout.
It will be Prograis’ third fight since losing his title in a Jr. Welterweight unification bout to Josh Taylor in October of 2019.
Even though the card is in the Middle East, the events are centered around St. Patrick’s Day for the U.K. (specifically Irish) fans who will be watching on PPV. This is especially for the audience and fans of the popular McKenna.