IBF flyweight champion Sunny Edwards (19-0, 4 KOs) and Chilean Andres Campos (15-0, 4 KOs) met once again today at a press conference ahead of their title fight on June 10. Both men made clear their dislike of each other and were confident of securing victory.
For Edwards, it will be his fourth defense of a title he won against Moruti Mthalane in 2021. It is also his first fight since being added to the Matchroom Boxing roster. On the other hand, Campos could become Chile’s first ever world champion with a win over Edwards. Having previously fought in Australia and Argentina in addition to his native Chile, Saturday’s bout marks Campos’ first time in Europe.
Edwards vs. Campos Press Conference Quotes
“I think I’m definitely in the best place and the best position of my career,” began Edwards. “I’m really excited about what the future holds. When I signed [with Matchroom Boxing], I wanted the big fights now. I feel like I’ve already been made to wait way to long for them, anyway. That’s not happened yet. The other champions weren’t on my timeline. They weren’t willing to fight me just yet.”
“Do I think he belongs in the ring with me? No, I don’t…There’s a lot of fighters who have done more than him…I don’t even think they’re going to win…I think he’s delusional…What has this man done in a boxing ring to tell me that I’m not good enough…I’m going to send him back to the mountains of Chile with nothing but a little paycheck from you, Eddie [Hearn],” he added.
“I’ve worked really hard for this opportunity,” said Campos via a translator. “We’re going to show on Saturday night that we can do it and I can become the first world champion from Chile.”
“I am only focused on doing my work. He was disrespectful to me and also to my team. On Saturday I hope he meets me in the middle of the ring and we’re going to have a tear-up,” Campos added. “You always look for the KO in a fight but we have a plan A, plan B, and plan C. We worked hard for this opportunity and this fight and we’re going to win.”
Two other title fights to look out for
On the same card, IBF super bantamweight champion Cherneka Johnson (15-1, 6 KOs) faces Ellie Scotney (6-0, 0 KOs). This will be Johnson’s third defense of her title and her first fight outside of Australia. Following a loss in 2021 to Shannon O’Connell, Johnson immediately rebounded with a win over Melissa Esquivel to become world champion. Scotney, ranked first by the IBF, has the opportunity to become a world champion in only her seventh professional bout. Having previously been European champion, she now moves onto the world title level against Johnson.
The third title fight of the card features WBA bantamweight champion Nina Hughes (5-0, 2 KOs) against Katie Healy (6-0, 0 KOs). It is Hughes’ first defense of her world title which she won against Jamie Mitchell in Dubai, UAE. At the age of 38, Hughes made her professional boxing debut in December 2021. Her win over Mitchell was considered an upset and led to a contract with Matchroom Boxing. Hughes was originally meant to face Shannon Courtenay. With less than a month to go before the fight, Courtenay withdrew. Healy, ranked eight by the WBA, was then brought in as a replacement. Despite the ranking, it will be Healy’s first time fighting at this weight.
Edwards vs. Campos details
Fight fans can watch all three title fights live on DAZN on Saturday, June 10. Early prelims can be viewed live on YouTube in addition to DAZN. The card begins at 7 p.m. BST (2 p.m. ET). Main event ringwalks are expected at 10:13 p.m. BST (5:13 p.m. ET).