Sunny Edwards Leaves Frank Warren In Hopes Of Landing Bigger Fights
IBF flyweight champion Sunny “Showtime” Edwards (17-0, 4ko) has officially confirmed parting ways with Frank Warren of Queensberry Promotions. Edwards shocked the boxing world by taking the title away from former champion Moruti Mthalane in April 2021. However, his decision to leave Warren came down to one very important conclusion.
There is no denying the flyweight division is loaded with fan-friendly unification match-ups. This division is hungry for someone to emerge from the shadows and look to fight the other champions. It is the motivating factor in helping Edwards make a decision.
U.K. boxing fans were curious about the IBF champion’s relationship with Warren after seeing him in Dubai successfully defend the title against the dangerous Jayson Mama. Moreover, he had a message for his counterpart, the WBC champion Julio Cesar Martinez.
“Martinez, I’m coming.”
The IBF champion may get his wish of making the unification fight as British Boxing News revealed that negotiations have begun. Edwards fulfilled his mandatory obligation and wants to make the big fight now that he is free.
“I want to unify, and I want the Ring Magazine number one. I want Martinez; he’s the guy.”
NOT ENOUGH DEPTH ON THE ROASTER
Now, Martinez fights under the guidance of Eddie Hearn on DAZN. Edwards wants to fight the rival champion and felt it was time to venture out on his own.
“Frank is a hell of a promoter, and he did very good by me…I am in a position right now where my main focus is search and destroying and going up, down, left, right, roundabout, where ever the big exciting fights are.”
“I feel like, at this stage of my career, maybe not being tied down to a promoter will definitely help that.”
Showtime wanted to make it clear there are no hard feelings between him and Frank Warren, it is just business. Edwards also explained that the lack of depth in Warren’s fighter stable played a huge part in his leaving.
“Once I won the title, it was a case of, ‘where are the big fights out there?’ And in this weight and the next, there isn’t really anyone Frank would have in-house to entice me to put all my eggs in that basket.”
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By: Garrisson Bland