Sunny Edwards vs Jayson Mama Preview Dec. 11th, 2021
Unbeaten IBF World Flyweight Champion Sunny Edwards of England will be defending his title for the first time when he meets undefeated Jayson Mama of the Philippines this Saturday, December 11th. The clash comes from Dubai and can be seen live in the UK on BT Sport 1. Edwards won the title his last time out by beating Moruti Mthalane by unanimous decision in England. Mama was last in the ring in April when he stopped Romshane Sarguilla after eight rounds.
Edwards vs Mama Betting Odds
- Jayson Mama +300
- Sunny Edwards -400
The 25-year-old Edwards hails from London and enters the fight with a perfect record of 16-0 with 4 Kos. He’s boxed 113 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, won a silver at the Great Britain Junior Championships the same year, won gold at the 2013 and 2014 English Junior & Youth National Championships, won 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 great 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 25 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.
He hasn’t really fought any legitimate world class contenders however as his biggest wins have been over Ross Murray, Ryan Farrag, Junior Granados, Thomas Essomba, Marcel Braithwaite and Hiram Gallardo with his stiffest test being over Mthalane. He’s fought just once outside of England and that was in his pro debut in Spain.
The 24-year-old Mama is also perfect at 16-0 but has 9 Kos to his name. He made his pro debut in 2016 and has boxed 87 rounds since. He also had a fine amateur career as he won a gold medal in the Youth Division at the Palarong Pambansa in 2015 and gold in the youth division at the Philippine National Games the same year. He also won the youth division at the Manny Pacquiao Sports Challenge Mindanao Amateur Boxing Tournament in 2015.
Since turning pro Mama is 1-0 against former, current, and future world champions as he stopped former WBA Minimumweight Champion Kwanthai Sithmorseng in the third round in 2019. He’s also 2-0 when fighting outside of his native Philippines and previously won the vacant WBO Oriental Youth Flyweight Title in January, 2018. Mama is 5-feet-4-inches tall with a 63-inch reach so is just an inch taller than Edwards. However, he carries more power with a current knockout ratio of 56.3 per cent.
Edwards looked quite impressive in his title win over Mthalane earlier in the year and is a fine boxer. He has a pretty good chin but has been dropped before though. Mama has just as much amateur experience as the champion and has basically been just as good as a pro. There’s a great chance Edwards could surprise everybody again and retain his title, but I have a feeling the underdog Mama will leave the ring with the belt around his waist.
A close call with Mama’s power possibly being the difference maker.
Play Mama +300 @ BetOnline.ag
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