Everything You Need To Know Ahead Of Sunny Edwards Vs Muhammad Waseem

The unbeaten Edwards makes the second defence of his IBF World Flyweight title in Dubai on Saturday
06:55, 14 Mar 2022

Sunny Edwards makes the second defence of his IBF world flyweight title this weekend when he takes on Muhammad Waseem in Dubai. The undefeated Edwards won the title last April, beating Moruti Mthalane, before then overcoming mandatory challenger Jayson Mama in December. 

Elsewhere on the card, Tyrone McKenna will go up against former world champion Regis Prograis in a tasty super-lightweight showdown. Here’s everything you need to know about the event.

Where: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

When: Saturday 19th March, 2022

How To Watch: Eurosport 2/Discovery+

Tale Of The Tape:

Edwards

Place Of Birth: Sutton, London

Age: 26

Alias: Showtime

Record: 17-0 (4)

Height: 5’3’’

Reach: N/A

Stance: Orthodox

Last Fight: Edwards was last in action in December, beating Jayson Mama via unanimous decision across 12 rounds in Dubai. In the first defence of his world title, Edwards knocked Mama down in the tenth round on the way to a wide points decision, with the three judges delivering 117-110, 118-109, 118-109 scorecards in Showtime’s favour. 

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Waseem

Place Of Birth: Quetta, Pakistan

Age: 34

Alias: Falcon

Record: 12-1 (8)

Height: 5’6’’

Reach: 66½’’

Stance: Orthodox

Last Fight: In his last outing, Waseem defeated Colombia’s Rober Barrera by unanimous decision in a Fight of the Year contender in Dubai, picking up the vacant WBC Silver Flyweight strap in the process. 

What They Say:

“We are absolutely delighted to be returning to Dubai for our first event of 2022,” said Richard Schaefer, President of Probellum.

“There was a fantastic response to our first-ever event, which took place in Dubai at the end of last year, and we know there is a big appetite for boxing in the city.

“These two shows will feature many top-quality fighters from around the world, including Sunny Edwards, Muhammad Waseem, Tyrone McKenna, and Regis Prograis. We would encourage fans to secure tickets early in order to ensure they don’t miss out on what will undoubtedly be another fantastic event.”

Full Card:

Sunny Edwards vs Muhammad Waseem, IBF World Flyweight title

Tyrone McKenna vs Regis Prograis, WBO Inter Continental Super Lightweight title

Yoan Boyeaux vs Shabaz Masoud

TJ Doheny vs Cesar Juarez

Khalid Ayub vs Anem Sivareddy

Cristian Rafael Coria vs Hovhannes Bachkov

Denis Bartos vs Bader Samreen

Peter McGrail vs Alexandru Ionita

Fahad Al-Bloushi vs Mohamed Kashinde

Khojiakbar Qodirokhunov vs Faizan Anwar

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