Flyweight world champion Sunny Edwards defends his IBF title on Friday in Sheffield when he collides Felix Alvarado.
Edwards, making his third defence, is one of British boxing’s most skilled stars and this bout with the hard-hitting Nicaraguan, a former title holder at light flyweight, is sure to be a fascinating clash of styles. Here’s everything you need to know about a jam-packed card in the Steel City.
Where: Sheffield Arena, Sheffield
When: Friday 11th November, 2022
How To Watch: The card is free to watch on Fite.TV. The coverage begins at 5.30pm in the UK, with the main event expected at about 10pm.
Tale Of The Tape:
Place Of Birth: Sutton, London, United Kingdom
Residence: Croydon, London, United Kingdom
Record: 18-0 (4)
Last Fight: Vs Muhammad Waseem (W-UD), 19/03/22
Place Of Birth: Managua, Nicaragua
Residence: Managua, Nicaragua
Alias: El Gemelo
Record: 38-2 (33)
Last Fight: Vs Luis Cerrito Hernandez (W-KO4), 21/05/22
What They Say:
Edwards: “I have become one of the most avoided fighters in world boxing, but Felix Alvarado has the courage to face me on November 11, and that makes him an extremely dangerous opponent.
“I have grand plans to become the undisputed flyweight world champion, and then move through the weights, and I am totally confident that will happen – but there is no room for error against a fighter of Alvarado’s calibre, that’s for sure.”
Alvarado: “I am ready for this fight against Sunny Edwards, and I want to thank God for allowing me the opportunity to achieve my dream of becoming a two-weight world champion.”
Full FIght Card:
Sunny Edwards vs Felix Alvarado, IBF world flyweight title
Thomas Essomba vs Marcel Braithwaite, super-flyweight
Jack Bateson vs Shabaz Masoud, WBA Inter-Continental super-bantamweight title
Hebert Conceicao Sousa vs Gideon Onyenani, middleweight
Ishmael Davis vs TBA, middleweight
Levi Kinsiona vs TBA, super-lightweight
Khalid Ayub vs TBA, light-heavyweight
Nicolie Campbell vs TBA, super-middleweight
Lisa Whiteside vs TBA, super-bantamweight
Kyle Yousaf vs TBA, flyweight
Bradley Cousins vs TBA, light-heavyweight
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