SUNNY EDWARDS isn’t scared of shooting from the lip if he has something to say, but backs up his big talk by firing from the hip where it matters most – in the boxing ring.
He has proved that with a catalogue of mesmerising performances and the smart money is on him emulating his brother, Charlie and winning a world flyweight title.
Charlie relinquished his world championship in September, and Sunny fancies his chances of winning the big one when the opportunity presents itself.
The siblings have been nicknamed ‘Croydon Klitschkos’ and both dream of being world champions
at the same time.
Sunny who trains alongside his brother under Grant Smith at Sheffield’s Steel City gym believes 2020 will be his world title year.
Sunny said: “With proper preparation on my day I can get in there with any flyweight in the world and cause them a hard time and it would take a lot to beat me.
“I know once I get in my rhythm I am very hard fighter to win a round against, let alone beat.”
Earlier this year the dad-of-one signed a contract extension with Queensberry Promotions, and his promoter Frank Warren said: “Sunny is a future world champion.
“When I first signed him he said; ‘give me the chances and I will deliver.’ The opposition is getting better but still nobody comes close to him.”
Nobody can criticise the opposition he has faced and Warren has found it almost impossible matching him at domestic level.
Edwards has been campaigning at super-flyweight although the 112lb flyweight division is his natural weight and where he will remain after dropping down for his last fight.
His breakout fight in Britain came in October 2018 in a grudge match against former English and EBU European champion Ryan Farrag, in a supposedly pick ‘em contest.
Sunny won easily over ten rounds against one of the few domestic opponents willing to face him, making the first defence of his WBO European title won against Ross Murray.
Just six weeks later he was back in action against very decent Mexican Junior Granados. Again his dazzling skills were too much for an excellent opponent and Edwards added another title, the WBO International super-flyweight title.
Sunny has boxed three times this year and moved to flyweight in September for his points win over another Mexican boxer Rosendo Hugo Guarneros in a vacant WBO Inter-Continental flyweight championship clash.