Sunny Edwards vs Felix Alvarado Preview November 11th, 2022
Unbeaten IBF World Flyweight Champion Sunny Edwards of England will be defending his title for the third time when he meets former IBF Champion Felix Alvarado of Nicaragua this Friday, November 11th. Edwards last fought in March when he beat Muhammad Waseem by unanimous decision while Alvarado, the mandatory challenger, stopped Luis Cerrito Hernandez in the fourth round in May in his last outing. The 12-clash comes from Sheffield, England and can be seen live on the FITE Network.
Edwards vs Alvarado Betting Odds
- Felix Alvarado +350
- Sunny Edwards – 500
The 26-year-old Edwards hails from London and enters the fight with a perfect record of 18-0 with 4 Kos. He’s boxed 137 rounds since turning pro in 2016 after a fine amateur career. As an amateur he won a gold medal at the English Junior & Youth National Championships in 2012, a silver at the Great Britain Junior Championships the same year, a gold at the 2013 and 2014 English Junior & Youth National Championships, gold at the 2015 English ABAE National Championships, bronze at the 2016 Gee-Bee Tournament and silver at the English ABAE National Championships in 2016.
Edwards has exceptional boxing skills and he’s needed them so far since he has little in the way of power with a current knockout ratio of just 22.2 per cent. He stands 5-feet-3-inches tall but unfortunately his reach is unlisted. Since turning pro he’s also won the WBO European, WBO International, IBF International, and BBBoC British Super Flyweight Titles.
Edwards hasn’t really fought any legitimate world class contenders however as his biggest wins have been over Waseem, Jayson Mama, Ross Murray, Ryan Farrag, Junior Granados, Thomas Essomba, Marcel Braithwaite and Hiram Gallardo with his stiffest test being Moruti Mthalane. Edwards has fought just three times outside of England with his two outings being in Dubai and his pro debut coming in Spain.
The 33-year-old Alvarado carries around a record of 38-2 with 33 Ko’s and has boxed 145 rounds since making his pro debut back in 2010 after a brief amateur career. He stands 5-feet-4-inches tall with a 68-inch reach which gives him an inch edge in height over the champion. Alvarado has plenty of pop in his punches with a current knockout record of 82.5 per cent.
Alvarado hasn’t lost since 2014 as his first career defeat came at the hands of Kazuto Ioka by unanimous decision in 2013 in a shot at the WBA Light Flyweight Title with his second defeat coming a year later to Juan Carlos Reveco, again by unanimous decision, this time for the WBA Flyweight Belt. Alvarado had two points deducted in that battle for low blows.
The biggest win in Alvarado’s pro career came against Randy Petalcorin when he stopped him in the seventh round in 2018 for the vacant IBF Flyweight Title. He then defended it against Reiya Konishi by unanimous decision, and Dee Jay Kriel by 10th-round stoppage. Alvarado vacated the title in March of this year to move back up to the flyweight division. He’s also beaten the likes of Miguel Tellez, Nerys Espinoza, Jose Aguilar, Karluis Diaz and Israel Vasquez.
Alvarado has won 20 fights in a row with 18 of them coming by stoppage. He has the power to stop Edwards but the problem is trying to get Edwards to stand still long enough to hit him. Edwards possesses slick boxing skills as well as a pretty good chin but has been dropped before though. If Alvarado can catch him solidly then we may see the title change hands. Alvarado should give Edwards a run for the money but if the champion utilizes all of his skills then he will retain his belt.
A close call with Edwards style being the difference maker.
Play Edwards -500 @ BetOnline.ag
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