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Sunny Edwards, IBF Champion, Inks Deal for World Unification Match against American Boxer Jesse Rodriguez

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Flyweight unification bout

Sunny Edwards, the reigning IBF flyweight champion from Great Britain, recently defended his title against Andres Campos on June 10, emerging victorious with a unanimous decision.

Edwards is now set to face off against American boxing sensation Jesse ‘Bam’ Rodriguez in a flyweight unification championship bout, with both parties having agreed to the terms. Edwards had previously expressed intent to ascend to a higher weight division if Rodriguez were to decline his challenge.

While the date and venue for this highly-anticipated matchup have not yet been confirmed, Eddie Hearn, Edwards’ promoter, announced on Thursday that the agreement for the fight has been officially inked.

“Can’t wait to represent Great Britain in one of the most significant flyweight matches in history,” Edwards expressed in a tweet.

Rodriguez, the current WBO champion, maintains an immaculate professional record, boasting 18 victories in as many fights. Edwards matches this impressive record with his own, also remaining undefeated in his 20 bouts to date.

Following his win of the vacant WBO title against Mexico’s Cristian Gonzalez in April, Rodriguez declared that Edwards was his “only option” for his forthcoming match.

“This is a genuinely exciting match – one of the best in boxing. Kudos to both fighters,” Hearn expressed on Twitter.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Flyweight unification bout

Who is Sunny Edwards going to fight next?

Sunny Edwards is set to face American boxer Jesse ‘Bam’ Rodriguez in a flyweight unification championship bout. Both fighters have agreed to the terms of the match.

Has a date and venue been decided for the Sunny Edwards and Jesse Rodriguez fight?

As of now, the date and venue for the Sunny Edwards versus Jesse Rodriguez flyweight unification championship bout have not been confirmed.

Who is Sunny Edwards’ promoter?

Sunny Edwards’ promoter is Eddie Hearn.

What are the records of Sunny Edwards and Jesse Rodriguez?

Both Sunny Edwards and Jesse Rodriguez have perfect professional boxing records. Edwards has 20 wins from 20 fights, and Rodriguez has 18 victories in 18 bouts.

How did Jesse Rodriguez become the WBO champion?

Jesse Rodriguez became the WBO champion after winning the vacant title by beating Mexico’s Cristian Gonzalez in April.

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HeavyPunch June 23, 2023 - 6:40 am

Sunny’s got this!! Remember he schooled Campos… Rodriguez is good but Edwards is better! #TeamEdwards

BoxingFan2023 June 23, 2023 - 8:56 am

Wow, Sunny vs Jesse! this will b epic. Both undefeated, can’t wait. Any guesses on the venue??!

GloveUp June 23, 2023 - 11:37 am

‘Bout time Rodriguez stepped up! Hope he’s ready for what Sunny’s bringin’…

RingSideSeat June 23, 2023 - 1:26 pm

Looks like Eddie Hearn pulled off another big one. But who’ll leave with a blemished record? That’s the real question…

FightNightLover June 23, 2023 - 8:57 pm

C’mon Sunny!! fly the GB flag high. Make us proud!

KOQueen June 24, 2023 - 12:23 am

Jesse’s got a punch that could drop a bull! But Sunny’s slick. Not easy to land clean on. Gonna be a cracker of a fight.


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