It seems that we’re writing about Frank Warren’s new signings on a weekly basis. We’re not sure if the boxing matches themselves normally overshadow the news of signings, or if Warren is simply working overtime with no events to actively organize, but we never knew the man was so busy.
Just today he signed the impressive 27-year-old British Flyweight favorite Charlie Edwards. Edwards has a fantastic 15-1 record with big-name victories, including his title fight win over Cristofer Rosales, with his lone loss coming from WBO Bantamweight champ Johnreil Casimero.
Speaking of his break from long-time promoter Eddie Hearn, Edwards said, “I needed to freshen things up. I feel this is the next chapter of my career… Frank really looks after his fighters well. I felt I was taken for granted and I’m looking forward to getting started with Frank”.
Former WBC World Flyweight champion Charlie Edwards has had a massive two years, winning the vacant WBA Continental Super Fly Title in 2018, then scoring a huge upset against Cristofer Rosales to take the WBC World Fly Title later that year. Edwards successfully defended the WBC belt twice, most recently his no-contest win over Julio Cesar Martinez, due to Martinez striking Edwards while he was down on one knee.
Edwards recently vacated his WBC Flyweight champ position due to the toll cutting to that weight was having on his body, stating that he will be continuing his career at Bantamweight or Super-Flyweight. Of the two possibilities, he said, “The next fight is likely to be a gauge to see where I’m at regarding my best weight. The main thing is keeping my world ranking at Super-Flyweight… If I go to Bantamweight I won’t be rushing to get in with world level fighters”. That’s a smart move as his former foe John Riel Casimero and certified killer Naoya Inoue currently occupy the top spots.
His younger brother Sunny Edwards has also been signed with Frank Warren since 2017. During which time he’s managed to claim the WBO European Super-Flyweight title, WBO International Super-Flyweight title, IBF International Super-Flyweight title, IBF International and WBO Inter-Continental Flyweight titles, and most recently the British Super-Flyweight title. It’s a huge amount of progress in just 3 years, for a 24-year-old, under one promoter. Charlie Edwards will be looking to build upon his own success while replicating his brother’s run with Frank Warren.
The Edwards Brothers are two of Britain’s brightest young stars in their own right, with both fighters delivering exciting and impressive performances. To see Charlie Edwards at his very best, look no further than his WBC title fight against Cristofer Rosales. Edwards went into this fight as a 2.91 betting underdog, but put on a class performance and convincingly outboxed Rosales, repeatedly beating him to the punch and neutralizing him with superior ring positioning, body movement and punch choice.
We will never know what goes on behind closed doors and whether Eddie Hearn even attempted to retain Edwards as part of his stable, but, under Warren, we hope to see the Surrey-based fighter continue to develop and bring British boxing to the forefront of the world stage.