Edwards to face Williams on September 26

Former WBC flyweight champion Charlie Edwards (15-1, 6 KOs) will meet Wolverhampton’s Kyle Williams (11-2, 3 KOs) in a ten-round non-title fight on September 26’s Josh Taylor vs Apinun Khongsong bill in London.

The bantamweight bout will be Edwards’ first fight since his no contest against dangerous Mexican Julio Cesar Martinez a year ago, and his debut under the Queensberry Promotions banner.

The Croydon man said: “I’m looking forward to getting back in the ring. It feels like it’s been a long time coming. I have had 12 months out, but I have developed more than I did even when I was a world champion.

“My life away from boxing could not be any better. I am settled in a new home, I have got engaged and in January I will become a dad. I have never been in such a good place mentally, physically and emotionally.

“Obviously, I am not world class yet at bantamweight and that might take time, but Kyle is a very decent opponent after so long out. I’m looking forward to putting on a show against a great fighter. This fight is a fantastic domestic clash.

“It would be great to have fans there, but I’ve had similar experiences as an amateur. I once boxed in a 30,000 capacity arena in Azerbaijan with 20 people there at a World Championship qualifier.”