Edwards vs Rosales: Charlie Edwards is supremely confident he will take the WBC belt from Cristofer Rosales as he makes a second attempt to win a world title at The O2.
The 25-year-old challenges WBC flyweight champion Rosales on the undercard of Dillian Whyte’s rematch with Derek Chisora on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports Box Office, over two years since he suffered a late stoppage in an IBF title fight against John Riel Casimero.
With coach Grant Smith overseeing his latest training camp, Edwards insists he is relishing another opportunity to prove himself at the highest level this weekend.
“Yeah, I’m ready,” said Edwards. “I’ve done everything. I’ve left no stone unturned, and me and my coach we’ve perfected a game-plan, and I believe I will take that WBC belt on Saturday night.
“I’m in the best place I’ve ever been, mentally, emotionally and physically. With all of those things going together, it makes me a very dangerous fighter.
“Very happy with my new coach, Grant Smith, he’s given me everything, he’s made my training and my training camp so easy.
“I’ve had top-notch sparring, brought sparring partners over who are very similar styles. I just can’t wait.
“Saturday night, it’s ‘and the new’.”
Watch Cristofer Rosales vs Charlie Edwards on the Whyte vs Chisora 2 undercard, from The O2, London, on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Box Office, from 6pm. Book it via your Sky remote or book it online here.
Croydon’s Charlie Edwards (13-1), 25, will challenge WBC World flyweight Champion Cristofer Rosales (28-3), 24 from Nicaragua, on the undercard of Dillian Whyte vs. Derek Chisora 2 at The O2 in London on December 22, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Edwards has already challenged for a World title when he met John Riel Casimero for the IBF flyweight crown, tasting defeat for the first and only time in his career, the Filipino stopping him in round-10. The 25-year-old has since bounced back with five straight wins, claiming two titles in the process – British and WBA Continental at super-flyweight.
Now he gets his second crack at a World title against powerful Central American Rosales, who stopped Daigo Higa to claim the vacant WBC World title in Japan before destroying hometown hero Paddy Barnes in four-rounds at Windsor Park in August.