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Boxing: Mthalane vs. Sunny Edwards

Mthalane vs Sunny Edwards 


 

The fly world champion of the International Boxing Federation (IBF), the South African Moruti Mthalane, will be defending his title, against the English challenger, Sunny Edwards, in the star of a function that will take place this Friday, April 30, in York Hall in Bethnal Green, London, England.

Mthalane vs Sunny Edwards




The fight, which is promoted by Frank Warren, Queensberry Promotions, will be televised on BT Sport in the UK and on ESPN +.

Champion Mthalane (39-2, 26 KO) has been on a 12-year winning streak, since a 2008 loss to Philippine champion Nonito Donaire. The South African has twice reigned as IBF 112-pound champion, knocking out heavy names such as Zolani Tete and John Riel Casimero.

In his second stint as world champion, Mthalane defeated Muhammad Waseem by decision to capture the vacant IBF and then defended it three times, against experienced Japanese challengers.

Sunny Edwards (15-0, 4 KOs) enters her first world brawl after a solid points win over Thomas Essomba last August.

"Moruti is the most criminally underrated fighter, he hasn't lost in 13 years, and he's a threat," Edwards said. “I asked for this fight. In my head, this is what I always wanted and it's finally here. I have what I wanted and the opportunity to prove myself. "

In the same role, Michael Conlan (14-0, 8 KO) makes his super bantamweight debut against Romanian Ionut Baluta (14-2, 3 KO).

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