Feature | Feb 07 2019

Charlie Edwards – An Unexpected Hero

Charlie Edwards on his obsession to succeed. He speaks to John Dennen
Charlie Edwards

AFTER capturing the WBC flyweight world title in December and warming the nation’s hearts ahead of last Christmas, Charlie Edwards will headline at the Copper Box in London on March 23.

He has achieved his dream but is determined now to go on to a new level. “You’ve seen how hard I’ve worked for all these years to get here and how much hardship and bad decisions I’ve been on in the amateurs and all the stuff like that. This is a dream come true for me. This is finally where I’ve arrived. I’ve arrived and I’m not going to give this up any time soon. I’m here at the top of my game now and I’m obsessed with this sport and obsessed with pushing boundaries and making a legacy. I want to be known as a British great,” he told Boxing News. “Being a world champion has always been a dream but it’s never just that. I want to be a multi-weight world champion, I look at the likes of Pacquiao, that’s the ultimate goal.

“I want to make the lighter weights in British boxing have a lot of noise. I want everyone to be looking at me and treating me a bit like a rolemodel, thinking, ‘You know what, it’s possible. Why shouldn’t I live my dream?’


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