British super flyweight Sunny Edwards (10-0) has signed a contract extension with Queensberry Promotions as he proceeds with his push towards world level, starting with a bout against Portugal's Pedro Matos (7-1) at The SSE Arena in Wembley on April 27th. The Croydon man, who is managed by MTK Global, has seen himself join the "avoided" club domestically in recent times, as Queensberry's Frank Warren says many of his fellow countryman are not willing to step up and fight the 23-year-old.
But Edwards still hasn’t given up on his quest to find a worthy challenger and will continue his search at a lighter division. “I’ve been boxing at super flyweight when I’m actually a natural flyweight, I’ve spoken to my management team MTK Global and we’re looking to campaign at flyweight. I’m not small for super flyweight but by no means am I big at the weight. Ideally, I would like some domestic names on my record but can’t see them happening anytime too soon- we looked at the Jay Harris fight but he’s now going for the European title. We also looked at Tommy Frank, he’s just won the commonwealth and I thought it would make sense with the British title vacant, he brings his Commonwealth and I bring my European title. We tried making that, he wasn’t interested. There is also [WBC flyweight champion] Paddy Barnes, but he isn’t going to fight me. The annoying thing about these fighters are that they’re too content on taking these four or six rounders for too long for my liking. I was only 3 and 0 and I was asking to be pushed towards title fights.”
The 23-year-old Edwards knockedout out then-undefeated Ross Murray in the fourth round of their 2017 contest. He also put on a classy performance to defeat former EBU European champ Ryan Farrag (19-4) last October. In December 2018, he soundly beat tough Mexican, Junior Granados.
“On my day, I can mix it with anyone around my weight in the world. Not saying I can beat them, but I know I can put in a good account of myself. There’s a reason why I’ve been called to be sparring partner multiple times for world champions. I have proved that I can mix it in there with them and it’s competitive. I really want to build my experience with different situations, different sort of opponents and push for fighting in different countries.”
Sunny Edwards is in action on the undercard of Daniel Dubois vs Richard Lartey at The SSE Arena, Wembley on April 27th.