Charlie Edwards back in the ring after 18-month hiatus
Former WBC World flyweight champion Charlie Edwards (17-1, 7KO) will break a year and a half hiatus from the ring when he steps through the ropes this weekend, June 9, at the Bowlers Exhibition Centre in Manchester on a Vicious Promotions show, promoted by Kieran Farrell.
His opponent has yet to be named.
Since his third-round knockout defeat to Julio Cesar Martinez in 2019, which was promptly changed to a No Contest due to being hit with a body shot whilst already down on one knee, Edwards has only fought twice in almost four years.
Speaking to Boxing Social after a recent training session, 30-year-old Edwards said, "I'm feeling good, I'm feeling great. Funny thing is I've prepared for this fight for a year and a half. I've been in the gym week in-week out, day in-day out, and preparing with frustration, so I'm really looking forward to getting back in the ring and to put on a good performance."
Edwards has boxed in nearly every big arena in the UK, including the O2 Arena in North Greenwich six times, but his 19th contest takes place in much humbler surroundings.
"It's on a smaller hall show," Charlie continued. "Go out there and enjoy it, do what I've been working on in the gym; I've come on leaps and bounds since I've last been in the ring, so I feel like I've levelled up massively, feel I've got a lot stronger, and now all there is to do is walk the walk and move on to bigger things.
"I believe that no fighter is too big to fight on any show. The problem is in this day and age people have got too much ego, people way say no to be active and to be busy because they think they are on a pedastal above themselves and deserve to be on the big fight shows. Yes, you put in the hard work, you become a world champion, yes I deserve to be on the big fight shows, but I'm not gonna let my ego and allow others opinion to stop me from progressing in my career."
For tickets – from £40 – visit Charlie-Edwards.com
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