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Moruti Mthalane vs Sunny Edwards fight details - time, date, TV channel, undercard, schedule, venue, betting odds, predictions, ring walks and live stream info

Published On Monday, April 26, 2021By Tim Rickson

How to watch Moruti Mthalane vs Sunny Edwards

BBN have provided all the details you need to tune in and watch undefeated British champion Sunny Edwards (15-0, 4KOs) go for world glory against reigning world champion Moruti Mthalane (39-2, 26KOs) on the 120th day of the year.

 

 

Date

The championship clash occurs on Friday, April 30, which is the same day in history that the legendary Bob Fitzsimmons KOd American Ed Dunkhost in two rounds in Brooklyn in 1900.

 

Venue

It takes place behind closed doors at the iconic 'Home of Boxing', York Hall in Bethnal Green.

 

Rounds scheduled

12 three-minute championship rounds at flyweight (112lbs).

 

Titles

South African Mthalane's IBF World flyweight title is on the line. It's 38-year-old champion's fourth consecutive defence.

 

Ringwalks

UK fight fans can expect the main event fighters to make their ringwalks any time around 10pm (GMT), but boxing events are often subject to delays.

 

Time

TV coverage begins at 7:00pm and goes right up to 11:30pm.

 

TV Coverage

The event will stream live and exclusively on BT Sport 1 - £25 per month subscripton fees.

 

Live Stream

You can live stream the Queensberry Promotions event online via BT Sport website or BT Sport app - available to download for free on iOS and Android phones and tablets.

You can also keep up date with the action by following the BT Sport Boxing account on Twitter, as well as the official Frank Warren Twitter account 

BBN will be providing LIVE updates on the night, right HERE

 

Undercard Highlights

Irish hero Michael Conlan (14-0, 8KOs) Conlan is back after a disappointing 2020 that started with the COVID-related cancellation of his annual St. Patrick’s Day bout in New York and ended with an ankle injury suffered while training in November. He knocked out former world title challenger Sofiane Takoucht last August and now sets his focus on the junior featherweight division. He is ranked No. 1 by the WBO and No. 8 by the WBA, and he could be in line for a world title shot with a victory over Ionut Baluta (14-2, 3 KOs), a Romanian who is used to overcoming long odds. Last March, Baluta stunned former junior featherweight world champion TJ Doheny via eight-round unanimous decision, and six months later, he knocked out Conlan’s 2016 Irish Olympic teammate Davey Oliver Joyce in the third round.

 

Tickets

The fight takes place behind closed doors, with no spectators allowed.

 

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Quotes

Sunny Edwards: "Moruti is the most criminally underrated fighter, having not lost in 13 years and he is a proper, proper threat. This is no gimme or easy world title for Sunny - it is very, very far from that.

"I asked for this fight and, if you look back at press conferences or interviews, you can see that I have wanted it for some time. In my head, this is what was coming to me and it is finally here and I have got what I wanted.

"Now it is my chance to prove myself and this will be the best benchmark I could have. I have beaten Olympians and people who have mixed at European and world level, but this is real genuine world level. This is my introduction as I have not been there before.

"He is as legit as they come. A big puncher, 41 fights, 39 wins and 26 knockouts. If I go and do this, capture the world title in my 16th fight, nobody can really argue. This will qualify everything I have been saying - if I do it. Moruti is no pushover by any stretch of the imagination; he is a very, very, very good fighter."

 

Background

Unbeaten Sunny Edwards will go into battle for the IBF world flyweight title against the formidable and decorated champion Moruti Mthalane on Friday April 30, live on BT Sport.

For 'Showtime' Sunny, 25, it will represent a first crack at world honours in his 16th fight as a professional, with the British super flyweight champion having won belts at both fly and super fly, including the IBF International and Intercontinental, along with the WBO International and European. Since beating Ryan Farrag in October 2018, Edwards embarked on a run of six fights with titles on the line to cement his place in the world rankings.

'Babyface' Mthalane first won the IBF World flyweight title on his second attempt way back in November 2009, which he held for over four years with four successful defences. He was stripped of the title, so he never lost his world champion status in the ring. Inbetween his two IBF reigns, he was an IBO World flyweight champion from 2014-2017.

It was when he won the IBF International fly belt in 2017, which propelled him back into an IBF World title fight in his next contest, where he defeated Pakistan's unbeaten Muhammad Waseem on points. He has since defended the belt three times - twice via TKO and once via UD.  He has now defeated 13 opponents in world title fights.

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Predictions

Tim Rickson, BBN Editor: “The champion has serious power and a wealth of experience, but there's a confidence about Sunny that just can't be ignored. Anyone who knows Sunny, has sparred him, watched him spar, trained with him... all back him 100 per cent to become a world champion. He is slick, stylish and clever, so I'm with them - Edwards on points.”

 

Tale of the Tape

Moruti Mthalane
Age: 38
Bouts: 41
Rounds: 248
KOs: 63.41%
Height: 5' 3"
Stance: Orthodox

Sunny Edwards
Age: 25
Bouts: 15
Rounds: 101
KOs: 26.67%
Height: 5' 3"
Stance: Orthodox

 

World Rankings

Mthalane: IBF Champion; BoxRec #2

Edwards: IBF #6; WBO #2; IBO #1; BoxRec #5

 

Betting Odds Supplied by Star Sports

3/4 Moruti Mthalane
11/10 Sunny Edwards
18/1 Draw

 

Weights

Sunny Edwards 111lbs 5oz
Moruti Mthalane 111lbs 14oz

Michael Conlan 121lbs 15oz
Ionut Baluta 122lbs

Troy Williamson 153lbs
Kieran Smith 153lbs 7oz

Jordan Ellison 141lbs
Ryan Garner 136lbs 12oz

Naheem Ali 156lbs 3oz
Joshua Frankham 152lbs 15oz

Paul Cummings 155lbs 11oz
Levi Frankham 158lbs 4oz

Dale Arrowsmith 159lbs 10oz
Jonathan Kumuteo 158lbs 5oz

Stephen Jackson 119lbs 12oz
Andrew Cain 121lbs 10oz

 

Running Order

Moruti Mthalane vs Sunny Edwards
12x3 IBF World flyweight title

Michael Conlan vs Ionut Baluta
10x3 Super-bantamweight contest

Troy Williamson vs Kieran Smith
10x3 British Super-Welterweight title final eliminator

Ryan Garner vs Jordan Ellison
6x3 Super-featherweight contest

Joshua Frankham vs Naheem Ali
4x3 Super-welterweight contest

Levi Frankham vs Paul Cummings
4x3 Super-welterweight contest

Jonathan Kumuteo vs Dale Arrowsmith
4x3 Super-welterweight contest

Andrew Cain vs Stephen Jackson
4x3 Super-bantamweight contest

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