Via Barry Holbrook: Eddie Hearn said he plans to set up a unification bout between WBC flyweight champion Julio Cesar Martinez and IBF champion Sunny Edwards in the summer, as long as the two champions win their next bout. their.
Edwards (17-0, 4 KOs) will defend his 112-lb IBF title against 4th place contender Muhammad Waseem (12-0.8 KOs) this Saturday, March 19 in a bout at… Tax Free Tennis Stadium, Dubai.
Hearn said recently defeated 112-lb WBC champion Julio Cesar Martinez (18-2, 14 KOs) will defend against his mandatory McWilliams Arroyo (21-4, 16 KOs) on May 7 on Card Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Sunny Edwards, 26, believed he would learn Rey Martinez with skills, disappointing him and scoring with a knockout on Friday.
More than a week ago, 27-year-old Rey Martinez was beaten by superstar Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez by a one-way unanimous decision in the 12th round on March 5 on DAZN at Pechanga Arena in San Diego, California.
Martinez volunteered for the fight with former 4-division world champion Chocolatito (51-3, 41 KOs), and he didn’t have any of the skills needed to beat the talented Nicaraguan.
The difference in technical ability and overall talent between Chocolatirto and Rey Martinez is huge. In addition, Chocolatito had a size advantage over Martinez, who sealed his fate.
Before facing Sunny Edwards in the summer, Martinez will first need to beat WBC’s mandatory Arroyo in their rematch. Martinez and Arroyo fought last November in a contest that ended in three rounds with no opponent.
Arroyo was unable to continue after suffering a head and buttock injury in the third round. In injury time, Martinez seemed to control the game due to his punches and pressure.
“Of course, one of the conditions for joining that war is that he has to fight his own way [McWilliams Arroyo] for the tactical draw, but we’ll do it really quickly. It could even be on the Canelo card,” Eddie Hearn told iFL TV when asked if he could pull off a unified fight between IBF flyweight champion Sunny Edwards and WBC champion Julio Cesar Martinez.
“Hell [Rey Martinez] back in May and then we’ll fight in the summer,” Hearn continued about the plan for Martinez and Sunny Edwards to meet in a summer unification fight.
It was a risky fight for Edwards against big boxer Rey Martinez as he didn’t have the combined power or punching style that would make it difficult for the 112-lb WBC champion.
Chocolatito knocks out Martinez using his tight guard to block his power shots. A high-volume punch attack from Chocolatito left Martinez completely knocked out and injured in the championship rounds.
“Martinez has to be consistent or it will become boring. If he’s good, we’ll give him a fight“Hearn talked about Sunny Edwards.
Sunny Edwards talks about his fight with Rey Martinez. “Everybody talks about me in every conversation and in every interview. My name is mentioned.
“My intention is to let Eddie know, let Martinez know, let Eddy Reynoso know and everyone involved with Martinez, I will fight him anywhere in the world. I do not care.
“I have a chance to achieve what views are really supposed to do. The moment the phone rings, that war is starting. It was an easy fight.
If Martinez’s prowess can blow you away, there’s too much room to score to make him miss, and too much room to let him down.
“By the sixth round with me, he will want to give up. Not because I hit too hard. It’s because he’ll be so frustrated he can’t hit me. It’s the biggest fight for the platform.
Sunny said, “It was a great behind-the-scenes story because of my brother.