Feature | Dec 20 2018

Charlie Edwards: ‘This will be my coming of age fight’

In depth Charlie Edwards discusses Saturday's world title fight against Cristopher Rosales with Matt Bevan
Charlie Edwards
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CHARLIE EDWARDS has challenged for world honours before, when he was stopped by John Riel Casimero in 2016, but now he is confident that he has everything in the right place to dethrone one of the champions in the flyweight division.

Edwards will get his chance on Saturday (December 22), when he faces Cristofer Rosales, the current WBC champion, at the O2 Arena as chief support to Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora’s rematch on Sky Sports Box Office.

Edwards believes this will be a “coming of age” fight for him in London and the 13-1, with six stoppages, former amateur star has uprooted his camp to Sheffield and Grant Smith’s Steel City Gym, where his younger brother Sunny has been based for a number of years, who he hopes will guide him to the pinnacle of the sport.