Edwards vs. Campos – Tonight’s Live Boxing Results From London
By Mark Eisner: IBF flyweight champion Sunny Edwards (20-0, 4 KOs) retained his title with a tougher than expected twelve round unanimous decision over a previously undefeated #7 Andres Campos (15-1, 4 KOs) on Saturday night at the OVO Arena in London, England.
The scores were 117-111, 117-111, and 117-111.
In his fight with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing, Edwards mostly brawled with the Chilean Campos in the first six rounds.
After a punishing sixth that saw Sunny get hit a lot by Campos, he got on his bike and spent most of the last half of the contest hitting & moving.
- Heavyweight prospect Johnny Fisher (9-0, 8 KOs) stopped 38-year-old journeyman Emilio Salas (7-5-1, 3 KOs) by a first round knockout. The time of the stoppage was at 2:07 of round one. Interestingly, Salas went down from grazing left to the back of his head. It almost looked like Salas went down without properly getting hit. Oh well, what do you expect? Salas was knocked out in the second round in his last fight by Damian Knyba last year in December. Tonight, Salas didn’t look fight-fit. Eddie Hearn said afterward that he wants to step the 24-year-old Fisher up against better opposition. Let’s hope so because, with the way he’s been matched thus far, he’s not going to develop.
- Ellie Scotney (7-0) defeated IBF female super bantamweight champion Cheneka Johnson (15-2, 6 KOs). The scores were 98-92, 98-92, and 97-93. Johnson suffered a cut over her right eye in the sixth round from a clash of heads.
- Cruiserweight Cheavon Clarke (6-0, 5 KOs) stopped David Jamieson (10-3, 7 KOs) in the fifth round in an eliminator for the British title. Clarke, 32, dropped Jamieson in rounds four and five. The time of the stoppage was at 0:35 by referee Bob Williams.
- Nina Hughes (6-0, 2 KOs) retained her WBA female bantamweight title with a lopsided 10 round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Katie Healy (6-1). Hughes, 40, used constant pressure to outwork Healy, who fought on her backfoot the entire contest. The scores were 99-91, 100-90, and 100-90.
Preview: Undefeated IBF flyweight champion Sunny Edwards has the formidable upset-minded challenger Andres Campos that will be trying to dethrone him tonight at the OVO Arena in London. The action for the main card will be shown live on DAZN at 2:00 p.m. ET.
There’s some bad blood between Campos (15-0, 4 KOs) and Edwards over the trash-talking that’s been going on between them during the build-up.
Edwards hasn’t been bashful about letting Campos know what he thinks of him, and it’s rubbed him the wrong way.
Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn is already saying that the still untested 27-year-old Sunny (19-0, 4 KOs) is the best pound-for-pound fighter in the UK, which is a tremendous compliment given that his best is 40-year-old Moruti Mthalane.
For Sunny to live up to Hearn’s praise, he will need to clean out the 112-lb division by defeating champions Jesse ‘Bam’ Rodriguez, Julio Cesar Martinez, and Artem Dalakian.
Even then, Edwards might need to move to 115 and defeat these talents to be taken seriously as the best fighter in the UK: Junto Nakatani, Juan Francisco Estrada, Joshua Franco, and Fernando Martinez.
Sunny Edwards wants to showcase skills
“I feel like this is a great opportunity to sort of showcase my skills and showcase my ability to probably make the other champions in my division a little bit more scared than they already are to fight me,” said Sunny Edwards to DAZN Boxing Show.
I’m just buzzing to be a part of that. I think that’s one of the boxes you should have to tick before you get in with an elite fighter like me. That’s made elite Fighters look silly,” Sunny continued.
“It’s not about winning; it’s about looking good. I know I’m a great boxer. I know I’m very good at what I do. Other fighters that spent their whole life fighting look at me and ask me how I move like that. I know what I bring to the ring is something special.
“I feel like I’m going to impress. I feel like there’s not been a fight that I haven’t impressed in some way. Yeah, just because I’m not the biggest knockout artist out there, but I will challenge anyone to show me an opponent on my record that I should have stopped,” said Edwards.
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