Edwards vs Waseem – Official Eurosport Weights & Photos
SUNNY EDWARDS VS MUHAMMAD WASEEM WEIGH-IN RESULTS AND RUNNING ORDER – Watch LIVE on fubo TV in the US and Eurosport in Europe
Both fighters came inside the 8st limit when they tipped the scales on the stage at the Irish Village in Dubai.
Edwards and Waseem’s hotly-anticipated clash headlines the second night of Probellum Evolution, with the WBC super-lightweight title final eliminator between Regis Prograis and Tyrone McKenna acting as the co-main event.
Liverpool’s Peter McGrail, a supremely gifted amateur who is unbeaten as a professional, also fights on the impressive card, which includes TJ Doheny, Hovhannes Bachkov and many others.
Boxing starts at 5:35pm local time with the action from a major night of boxing being broadcast by Eurosport’s linear channels discovery+ and Eurosport App, to 62 million homes across Europe and the Indian sub-continent.
fuboTV will stream both Probellum Evolution shows to its audience in North America, with ESPN KO showing the cards in South America, after a deal was announced last week.
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IBF WORLD FLYWEIGHT TITLE – 12 Rounds
Sunny Edwards (17-0) 7st 13lbs 5oz
Muhammad Waseem (12-1) 7st 13lbs 12oz
WBC SUPER-LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE ELIMINATOR - 12 Rounds
Regis Prograis (26-1) 9st 12lbs 14oz
Tyrone McKenna (22-2-1) 9st 13lbs 8oz
6 Rounds Super-bantamweight contest
Peter McGrail (2-0) 8st 13lbs
Alexandru Ionita (13-17-1) 8st 11lbs
10 Rounds Featherweight contest
TJ Doheny (22-3) 9st 1oz
Cesar Juarez (27-10) 8st 13lbs 14oz
10 Rounds Super-lightweight contest
Hovhannes Bachkov (2-0) 10st 2lbs 6oz
Cristian Coria (29-9-2) 10st 2lbs 6oz
4 Rounds Cruiserweight contest
Jamie King (2-0) 14st 6lbs 13oz
Naveen Verma (4-1) 14st 2lbs 6oz
6 Rounds Lightweight contest
Bander Samreen (4-0) 9st 9lbs 13oz
Denis Bartos (6-2) 9st 8lbs 14oz
4 Rounds Light-heavyweight contest
Khalid Ayub (2-0) 12st 8lbs 6oz
Annem Sivareddy (1-2) 12st 8lbs 6oz
8 Rounds Lightweight contest
Faizan Anwar (10-4)
Khojiakbov Qodirokhunov (4-0-1)
6 Rounds Super-featherweight contest
Fahad Al Boushi (7-1) 9st 5lbs 13oz
Mohamed Kashinde (11-8-7) 9st 6lbs 1oz
World champion Sunny Edwards says attempts from Muhammad Waseem to ‘play on his ego’ and lure him into a war won’t work.
The flyweights collide in a hotly anticipated fight for the IBF world title at Probellum Evolution on Saturday night in Dubai and both men are hugely confident of victory.
Edwards and Waseem came face-to-face in the Irish Village on Thursday night in front of a boisterous St Patrick’s Day crowd and though the title holder admits to being “a bit arrogant” he is adamant he won’t fall for the Pakistani’s mind games.
Edwards said: “I’m flashy, maybe a bit cocky, maybe a bit arrogant.
“I know their team are banking on trying to draw me out of how I normally box and play to my pride and my ego but that is making it a whole heap worse, because I can go the full 12 rounds and allow for zero shots to land if I want.”
Waseem responded: “Watch the fight and there will be a big upset on Saturday night. All the talk will be finished. Viva Pakistan!”
The co-main event at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium on Saturday night sees former world champion Regis Prograis clash with Ireland’s Tyrone McKenna in a final eliminator for the WBC super-lightweight title.
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There has been no love lost in the build-up and the animosity scaled new heights when they sat across the stage from each other on Thursday and engaged in some no-filter pre-fight exchanges.
Prograis said: “The fight happened because he was talking trash on online, he was on Twitter and he was talking a load of trash, I was like: ‘Who the hell is this?!’ I found out and that’s why we are here. He wanted the fight, so we are here.
“If he takes this punishment for 10 rounds, then he’s a tough guy, but at the same time I don’t see him taking it for 10 rounds.”
McKenna said: “I see it as I wanted to batter Prograis, I called him out and I got what I wanted. Everytime I want a fight, I make it happen, I am a self-promoting king.
“This fight on Saturday will be defined by two things: war and brutality.”
Liverpool’s supremely talented Peter McGrail is also on Saturday night’s packed card in Dubai and the former two-time World Amateur Championship bronze medallist, is promising a dazzling display.
The gifted McGrail said: “My style is about looking to not get hit and to punish my opponent. You’ll see loads of skills on show, loads of angles, fast feet, brilliant head movement and just a stylish display on Saturday.”
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