Sunny Edwards pushing towards British title shot in 2019

RINGSIDE 10/12/2018

WBO European super-flyweight king Sunny Edwards is hoping an assured victory over Junior Granados sets up a British title shot in early 2019.

‘Showtime’ (9-0-KO3) successfully defended his belt by outpointing Ryan Farrag last time out and now turns his attention to facing powerful Mexican Grandados at the Brentwood Centre on Saturday – live on BT Sport.

With the prospect of challenging Jay Harris early next year providing extra motivation, Edwards said: I’ll keep saying it – I want the British title. I want big domestic fights right now. I want Jay Harris for the British title. 

“There’s also the possibility of facing the likes of Paddy Barnes and Andrew Selby. Selby is pushing for world titles and I’m not ready for that yet but when it happens, that’ll be a big fight.

“First I have to get through Granados, though. Stylistically, I think this is similar to the Ryan Farrag fight. It’s hard to gauge because British fighters get more exposure so I don’t know how much of a step up Granados is.

“Granados is obviously a hard puncher. I’m unsure if he’s better than Farrag but regardless, this is a step in the right direction for me.

“I had a good reception for the Farrag fight and I’m expecting another good one in Brentwood. There are so many Essex fighters I’ve fought alongside for many years, it should be a good atmosphere in there.”