Charlie Edwards Declares He’s Staying at Flyweight
There has been much speculation on whether WBC flyweight champion Charlie Edwards would vacate his title and move up to super flyweight. Well now, the champ has spoken. He responded to the curiosity in an interview with Seconds Out Boxing.
“I’m a true champion and I’m gonna stay where I am. I want to retain my title.”
This all comes after suffering a knock out by Julio Cesar Martinez. Although, instant replay would clearly show Martinez delivering a vicious body shot while the champion was down on the canvas. Per the initial ruling, it was a knock down from a flurry of punches by Martinez. The revelation of the illegal blow would alter history.
WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman, who was in attendance, himself would overturn the result to a no contest. In the process, he also ordered a immediate rematch between the two men. After seeing the first fight, it’ll be interesting to see what potential improvements Edwards can make to offset the awkward and powerful Martinez.
No date has been mentioned for the rematch, but it’s expected to happen sometime in early 2020. Their first fight took place on August 31.
3kingsboxing.com will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.
By: Jerrell Fletcher