Sunny Edwards has branded opponent Felix Alvarado as ‘extremely dangerous’ ahead of his showdown in Sheffield.
The young champion from London has a strong case as the most underrated fighter in Britain, and he looks to prove his worth once more against Alvarado, who is a former champion a divison down and has racked up 20 wins in a row. Edwards’ IBF Flyweight title will be on the line.
Despite his online bluster and bravado, Sunny knows he’s in with what will likely be his toughest test yet. When it comes down to business though, he respects the sport and its dangers. He told Boxing Scene that mistakes cannot be made when the first bell rings.
“I have become one of the most avoided fighters in world boxing, but Felix Alvarado has the courage to face me on November 11, and that makes him an extremely dangerous opponent.”
“I have grand plans to become the undisputed flyweight world champion, and then move through the weights, and I am totally confident that will happen – but there is no room for error against a fighter of Alvarado’s calibre, that’s for sure.”
If he does indeed move to 19-0 tonight, a unification bout with WBC Champion, Julio Cesar Martinez, could be discussed once more – although ‘Showtime’ is adamant that the Mexican wants no part of it, even suggesting that he should be stripped of the belt.
“I saw him as easy work, but I was trying to sell it as being my hardest fight to date. The WBC title should be vacant, and it should be on the line for me and Alvarado on November 11. Martinez was paying step-aside money to an overdue mandatory challenger, and then pulled out of the fight.”
“Whoever is advising Martinez has told him to stay a million miles away from Sunny Edwards. He has avoided me like the plague. And, for me, Martinez is done in the division now.”
Against Alvarado tonight, Edwards will do his talking in the ring – and despite all of the Twitter activity, it’s then when he’s at his most captivating. UK viewers can tune in via FITE TV at no cost.