Feature | Jan 30 2018

Charlie Edwards: ‘A win over Kal Yafai will be my introduction to world boxing’

Charlie Edwards makes his case for a Kal Yafai fight, and tells Matt Bevan why his brother Sunny will beat Paddy Barnes
Charlie Edwards
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BRITISH super-flyweight champion Charlie Edwards returns to the ring on Saturday (February 3) at the O2 Arena in London and is hoping that a win will kickstart a better year for him after a disappointing 2017.

Edwards, 11-1, with 4 KOs, only fought twice last year, winning every round for the British title last April against Iain Butcher, who also failed the weight for the clash, and then picked up a routine points victory over Craig Derbyshire, however the 24-year-old was left dissatisfied due to his inactivity.

He is determined to use the disappointment from last year as a catalyst which he believes will propel him into big fights in the super-flyweight division.