Former World Champion Edwards Signs With Warren And Queensberry Promotions
Looking for a change in scenery, Charlie Edwards has decided to spice things up a notch. A former WBC Flyweight Champion, Edwards has agreed to work with Frank Warren and Queensberry Promotions. This comes after a few years with Matchroom Boxing.
“I was with Eddie Hearn for six years and I needed to freshen things up. I feel this is the next chapter of my career,” Edwards stated in a release. “I have seen what Frank has done for my brother Sunny. He has done very well for him from the start.
“Frank really looks after his fighters as well. I felt I was taken for granted and I am looking forward to getting started with Frank as my promoter.”
🚨 𝐂𝐑𝐀𝐂𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐍𝐄𝐖 𝐒𝐈𝐆𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆 🚨
— Frank Warren (@frankwarren_tv) May 26, 2020
Charlie’s (15-1, 1NC) brother Sunny (14-0) is the British Super-Flyweight Champion. He won four fights in 2019, his last bout a unanimous decision win over Marcel Braithwaite.
On a seven-fight win streak, Charlie fought Julio Cesar Martinez to a no-contest in August. He was knocked out before it was reversed following the reveal that Martinez hit him while he was on a knee. Edwards has since vacated the title due to health concerns. It is unknown which division he will be fighting for. He could move up one or two weights, depending on how fight negotiations go.
“The main thing is keeping my world ranking at Super-Flyweight for now,” Edwards went on to say. “I look at the bantamweight champions. I’m not deluded and say, ‘I’m world level’ at that weight because that would be stupid.
“If I go to Bantamweight I won’t be rushing to get in with world level fighters. It will be building up over a few fights. I have Frank behind me and he is not going to chuck me in at the deep end. It’s going to be building into the world title picture.”
Not appearing to be any major bad blood between Edwards and Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn, Edwards decided to not renew the contract that was completed this past February. He thanked the Hearn’s for everything they have done for him.
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Just wanna say a massive thank you to everyone @MatchroomBoxing @EddieHearn and @BarryHearn for everything they did for me through out my career and I wish you nothing but success in the future 🥊💥 pic.twitter.com/F0C526xLn8
— Charlie Edwards (@CEdwardsBoxing) May 26, 2020