Charlie EDWARDS

Charlie Edwards (born 8 February 1993) is a British professional boxer. He held the WBC flyweight title from 2018 to 2019, and once challenged for the IBF flyweight title in 2016. At regional level, he held the British super-flyweight title in 2017. As of June 2020, Edwards is ranked as the world's fifth best active flyweight by BoxRec, fifth by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board and fifth by The Ring. He is the older brother of boxer Sunny Edwards.

Edwards turned professional in 2015, debuting at The O2 Arena with a fourth-round technical knockout win. Edwards compiled a record of 13–1, and was ranked #15 by the WBC before shocking and defeating Cristofer Rosales to win the WBC flyweight title.

On 31 August 2019, Edwards defended his title against Julio Cesar Martinez at the O2 Arena on the undercard of Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Luke Campbell. Martinez came out determined and manage to stop Edwards with 1:43 left in the third round. Edwards was not able to beat the count, and initially Martinez was awarded a knockout victory. After the video replay was shown, it was evident that Martinez had hit Edwards with a body shot with the latter already on the floor with one knee. The fight would therefore be ruled a no contest, with WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman ordering an immediate rematch.

In October 2019, he announced that he had vacated the WBC flyweight title due to health concerns over making weight at flyweight. *

* This information is from Wikipedia

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