Feature | Aug 31 2019

Julio Cesar Martinez: ‘There’s no doubt we want to knock out Charlie Edwards’

Julio Cesar Martinez is planning to rip the WBC flyweight title from Charlie Edwards in London
Julio Cesar Martinez
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CHARLIE EDWARDS knows he has a very real fight on his hands. He makes the second defence of his WBC flyweight title at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday (August 31) against Mexico’s Julio Cesar Martinez.

“It’s the dream for everybody, of course it’s the dream. But for me it would be the beginning. I want to unify all the titles, I want to make history so for me it would be the beginning of my history,” Martinez told Boxing News. “For me I’d be making the first step of that story in history.”

Martinez is a strong fighter from Tepito, a neighbourhood in Mexico City that has produced champions before. “There was my motivation, people who’d done it, who came from Tepito as well,” Julio Cesar said. “[Boxing] went from being something I really enjoyed to becoming my passion and now it’s my life.”