News | Jun 08 2016

Sunny Edwards is going pro

Sunny Edwards discusses his professional ambitions with John Dennen
Sunny Edwards
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SUNNY EDWARDS is turning professional. The younger brother of English flyweight champion Charlie Edwards, Sunny was a champion amateur, winning the England Boxing Elite championships at 49kgs in 2015. A member of the GB squad, he beat 2016 Olympian Galal Yafai in that tournament. Edwards will be managed by MGM Marbella and train out there with Danny Vaughan.

“Losing in the ABAs [this year] on a very, very close one, I think that tipped me over… I thought these three rounds ain’t for me,” Sunny told Boxing News.

A slick, mobile counter-puncher, Sunny is convinced the pros will suit him better. “Completely. My fitness is there. For the last 15, 16 months I’ve been doing 10 rounds straight off with Charlie,” he continued. “Ever since Charlie’s been pro I’ve been doing 10 rounds straight off with him.