On Saturday, boxing returns to the Wembley Arena in London, U.K., as IBF flyweight champion Sunny Edwards (19-0, 4 KOs) defends his title against Andres Campos (15-0, 4 KOs). For those that don’t watch the guys in the lower weight classes, this is an intriguing matchup as Edwards looks to become the next big name within the division that is not named Jesse ‘Bam’ Rodriguez.
SUNNY EDWARDS LOOKS TO SHINE BRIGHT ON SATURDAY
Edwards isn’t the most known flyweight out there, but he has put in the work to earn the position he has been placed which is headlining a card on DAZN in his home country. Business is booming in the flyweight division, and now that ‘Bam’ Rodriguez will be competing there in the foreseeable future, Edwards can really cash in on his newfound fame. While his deal with Matchroom was just signed a few months ago, Edwards did not want to waste time and took the most competitive challenge out there that isn’t a champion, Campos.
Edwards isn’t a knockout artist; he only has four in his nineteen fights. Edwards’ defense is his offense, and he enjoys making his opponents look silly. Although that doesn’t make for an enjoyable fight, he does it in a way where you can appreciate his skill level. On Saturday, he needs to do what got him to this point which is to use his feet and head movement to frustrate his opponent and get them out of their game plan. Although this has won him fights, it can also be his weakness, and if Campos can land during one of those vulnerable moments, it could change how this fight looks.
IS THIS THE MOMENT ANDRES CAMPOS WINS OVER THE FANS AND CAPTURES A TITLE?
Campos is another fighter without many knockouts, which means this fight has 12 rounds written all over it. The 26-year-old Campos will try his best to solve the riddle of Edwards, but he won’t be successful. Regardless of the lack of tape on him, it will be too much of an uphill battle against a fighter like Edwards. If Campos wants to slow Edwards down, it’s going to take plenty of early body punches. He must avoid the temptation of going for the headshot and stick with the body punches in order to dominate in the second half of the fight.
SUNNY EDWARDS VS. ANDRES CAMPOS PREDICTION
This fight looks to be the setup for Edwards to fight ‘Bam’ Rodriguez in the winter. Styles make fights, and even though there isn’t much on Campos, this feels like a decision victory for Edwards in the U.K.
SUNNY EDWARDS VS. ANDRES CAMPOS BETTING ODDS
Per BetOnline.ag, Sunny Edwards is the favorite at -1800, and Andres Campos is the underdog at +900.
Sunny Edwards: Decision -700; TKO/KO +500; Under 10 ½ rounds +550
Andres Campos: Decision +2500; TKO/KO +1100; Over 10 ½ rounds -900
SUNNY EDWARDS VS. ANDRES CAMPOS FIGHT DATE, START TIME
- Date: Saturday, June 10
- Time: 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
- Main event ringwalks (approx): 5 p.m. PT / 2 p.m. PT
These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights.
WHAT CHANNEL/STREAM IS SUNNY EDWARDS VS. ANDRES CAMPOS?
- U.S.: DAZN
- UK: DAZN
SUNNY EDWARDS VS. ANDRES CAMPOS FIGHT CARD
- Sunny Edwards vs. Andres Campos; For Edwards' IBF world flyweight title
- Cherneka Johnson vs. Ellie Scotney; For Johnson's IBF women's super-bantamweight title
- Nina Hughes vs. Shannon Courtenay; For Hughes' WBA women's bantamweight title
- Cheavon Clarke vs. Davis Jamieson; cruiserweight
- Youssef Khoumari vs. Reece Bellotti; super featherweight
- Johnny Fisher vs. Emilio Salas; heavyweight
- George Liddard vs. Nikolas Dzurnak; middleweight
- Shannon Ryan vs. Martina Bernile; super flyweight
- Muhammad Ali vs. TBA; super bantamweight