Sunny Edwards promoter Frank Warren has
revealed the identification of the opponent the brand new IBF flyweight champion will face in
the primary defence of his title.
Writing in his common column which was
revealed on the BT Sport web site Warren says Filipino Jayson Mama (16-0, 9
KOs) would be the man tasked with taking the title away from Edwards.
Edwards put in a superb efficiency to outclass Moruti Mthalane final month to win the world title. It was a show that had the boxing group working out of superlatives such was the domination he confirmed within the struggle.
Mama, nicknamed ‘Smasher’, is at present
ranked quantity three with the IBF with the second and first spot sitting vacant
in the mean time.
The 24-year-old hasn’t fought in a scheduled
12-round in his profession and, on the identical evening Edwards beat Mthalane, Mama
compelled Romshane Sarguilla to retire from their struggle within the 8th spherical.
Mama had been scheduled to face Mthalane within the champion’s hometown of
KwaZulu-Natan final December. The bout was known as off by the South African
boxing fee after occasion promoter Tono Promotions failed to satisfy the minimal
requirements required to place the present on.
“What we needed to
do to get Sunny Edwards his shot on the world title was pay the necessary
challenger, Jayson Mama, step-aside cash. The IBF have mentioned now that Sunny
should defend his belt in opposition to this man now so that may in all probability be his subsequent
struggle,” mentioned Warren.
“We’re negotiating the phrases of that struggle now, which seems prefer it is likely to be within the Autumn. Mama is a Filipino fighter and he’s very gifted, so it received’t be a simple defence for Sunny.”
Important picture: Queensbury Promotions