One To Watch: Lewie ‘The Saint’ Edmondson


Lewie Edmondson has been tipped to become a world champion by his manager Billy Joe Saunders
Lewie Edmondson has been tipped to grow to be a world champion by his supervisor Billy Joe Saunders

Billy Joe Saunders is set to safe his legacy and the subsequent few years will decide whether or not he is ready to do exactly that.

The 2-weight world champion might need enterprise to cope with in four-weight world champion, Canelo Alvarez on Could eighth, 2021, however it seems the present WBO Tremendous Middleweight world champion already has one eye on the long run.

Standout newbie, Lewie Edmondson inked a managerial cope with Saunders alongside MTK International and is benefitting below the 31-year-old’s expertise.

Edmondson (4-0) has been working at Mild Heavyweight since turning over after a stellar newbie profession which noticed the Southampton native amass 52 victories and declare three-nations titles, simply lacking out on a spot on the 2016 Rio Olympics.

A technically sound operator, the 25-year-old strikes out and in of vary, by no means staying within the pocket for too lengthy and instances his pictures with accuracy and precision, while switching between orthodox and southpaw stances with regularity.

‘The Saint,’ who’s promoted by Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions takes a step up at school and opponent on Saturday, after securing a stoppage win over John Telford, dealing with former Commonwealth champion, Luke Blackledge.

Lewie Edmondson picked up his fourth professional win against John Telford in November Photo Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing
Lewie Edmondson picked up his fourth skilled win towards John Telford in November Photograph Credit score: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing

A sturdy and hard fighter, Edmondson can have pure dimension benefit over his foe after Blackledge spent a lot of his profession at Tremendous Middleweight.

“I believe I’ve received it little bit of all of it,” Edmondson stated on a media name.

“I can go ahead, I can field on the again foot, I can field lengthy, I can get caught in.”

Edmondson has frolicked coaching alongside his supervisor out in Fuerteventura and in Rainham, Essex.

Saunders has beforehand sparred with Edmondson and ’The Saint,’ who sees his future at 168lbs, insists he’s grateful for the help from Saunders in and outdoors of the ropes.

“We’ve sparred earlier than, he’s unbelievable, he’s unreal,” Edmondson added.

“It’s good to study off, it’s excellent.

Edmondson saw off Scott Williams over the distance last month Photo Credit: Scott Rawsthorne/MTK Global
Edmondson noticed off Scott Williams over the gap. Photograph Credit score: Scott Rawsthorne/MTK International

“[He’s told me] keep composed, keep sharp, keep within the fitness center on a regular basis, keep match and seize each alternative you get with each palms.”

Edmondson faces a step up against John Telford on Friday night Photo Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing
Edmondson confronted a step up towards John Telford. Photograph Credit score: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing

Saunders believes that each Edmondson is destined to grow to be a world champion, having seen him first hand and through a interval the place boxing was surprisingly excluded from the £300m authorities bailout, Saunders believes it stays crucial to spend money on the subsequent era on the earliest level and supply them with the alternatives to excel on the largest levels.

“Once you see younger abilities coming via,” Saunders stated on a media name.

“You’ll be able to spot world elite expertise coming via that you just imagine might be world champions, it’s good to work alongside them.

 

“I imagine that them two there [Edmondson and Donte Dixon] managed on my own and co-managed with MTK [Global], I imagine that they are often world champions too, guided with the proper recommendation and proper fights.

“To get on these payments, simply to be seen on these payments, I believe it’s crucial even for these promoters to see these younger abilities as a result of these are the long run coming ahead.

“The entire AJ’s, myself, the Fury’s, all the large names within the UK, we’re not going to be round for the subsequent 10 years that’s for positive, the place these guys are.

“It’s essential to get them seen early and get that stamp on them the place individuals go ‘are you aware what, we’ll have him’ and get their careers and information them on the proper path in direction of world titles.”

It stays early days for Edmondson, however his early promise definitely hasn’t gone unnoticed, particularly by Saunders and a powerful show on Saturday night time will go a way in direction of verifying Saunders’ sturdy perception in them.

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