Great Britain amateur star, Sunny Edwards, has signed a promotional deal with Frank Warren, with the aim of securing a world title.
Sunny, the younger brother of flyweight contender, Charlie Edwards is currently trained by Grant Smith and managed by MTK. Sunny Made his professional debut last September and has already secured three comprehensive points victories.
Edwards has entered the professional arena after developing his pedigree as an amateur. In the amateur ranks, Sunny was able to win the England Boxing Elite championships at 49kgs, defeating 2016 Olympian Galal Yafai in the process.
“I came through the whole system,” said Edwards. “I entered it when I was 12 and worked my way through the ranks, eventually turning professional when I was 21. In my first couple of years, I was always getting to the National Finals and falling short.
“After a short layoff I came back and went on to win six National titles in a row. I was winning everything I entered, starting off with the Juniors and ending with a Senior ABA Title. I enjoyed my time in the GB setup but it felt right turning pro when I did. I put all of my energy into boxing and I know I’ll make a success of this.”
Edwards, a slickster and a competent counter puncher, hopes his style will continue to serve him well as a professional.
“I’m all about quick movements and making my opponent miss! I always think about my defence before my attack. I’m light on my feet and I’ve been told many times that my footwork is my best attribute. I’m hands down and I’m flashy!”
Having already competed at bantamweight and super-flyweight as a professional, Edwards is keen to make his mark in the domestic flyweight division.
“The plan was to get my name out there on the small hall shows and learn my craft. That way I could build into it more and stay nice and active. My management team are planning on upping my rounds as I progress, hopefully, my next couple of fights will be six rounders and then I’ll move onto the eight rounders.
“The Southern Arena and English titles are in my sights for now and then possibly the British title after a year or so. Ultimately, the plan is to win a World title, I want to be the best. I won’t shy away from any title fights; I’m in this game to win belts!”
You can follow Sunny’s journey on Twitter: @SunnyEdwards and Instagram: sunnyedwards