Super-flyweight Edwards (12-1-KO5) can claim a top 15 WBA ranking with victory over Nelson in Newcastle on Saturday – live on Sky Sports – and has been preparing alongside brother Sunny and reigning world champion Artem Dalakian.
Edwards said: “It was hard at first to take ourselves away and strip back every home comfort. It’s a bit like a prison training camp there but we’re boxers and we need a brutal mentality.
Charlie Edwards leaves England behind to train in Portugal
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