Sunny Edwards Opens Up On Boxing Future
Sunny Edwards has opened up on his boxing future.
Edwards suffered a stoppage loss to Jesse Rodriguez last weekend to lose his IBF flyweight title. Since the defeat, many have wondered what is nxt for Edwards who believes even without the belt can still be a very marketable fighter due this his trash talk.
“I feel I’ve got loads of options,” Edwards told Boxing News. “Genuinely, not this fight but my fight before, I actually weighed … less than a kilo above light flyweight (108 lbs). I know I can make (the light flyweight limit), I was doing that comfortably. It’s probably where I can really drop down especially and look to fight. As the IBF champion no longer obviously, I think I’ve had a good regard with the IBF. Also a fight with me probably makes it a lot easier to make because it’s more a much bigger purse for these sorts of fights with someone like me who’s already been built up and been in big events, headlined however many fights and who can sell and market a fight quite well. I could do that.
“Still I think depending on what Bam does, I don’t know if he’s going to stay or if he’s going to go up there’s options still down here, at flyweight. I’d go anywhere. I feel like everything is an option. It’s just the conversations—Eddie Hearn’s still my promoter. So whatever conversation he wants to have with me about what’s next,” Edwards continued.
Following the defeat, many have claimed that Sunny Edwards needs a tune-up fight next time out which he says isn’t the case as he will be chasing the toughest fight to date.
“Real fight only,” Edwards said. “I don’t need confidence [boosters]. I don’t need stepovers in between. Just put me straight back in the deep end. Losing to one great fighter doesn’t make me any less of a great fighter. Only a slightly different day, things could have gone a slightly different way, whether that would’ve went my way, I don’t know. That’s yet to be seen. Yeah, man, I’m still very confident in my future and my career prospects. I know how I felt in there today and I don’t think I was completely outclassed. I just think that things didn’t go right for me, maybe on a night it needed to.”
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