Exclusive: Sunny Edwards talks 2018 achievements, gives injury update
In an exclusive interview with WBN, Sunny Edwards reviewed his 2018 after victories over Ryan Farrag and Junior Granados.
The 23-year-old younger brother of world champion Charlie made solid progress ahead of another big year.
“It was definitely a big end to 2018,” Edwards exclusively told World Boxing News. “Obviously, in the space of seven weeks, I had two ten-rounders against my two first proper opponents as a pro.”
“That’s no disrespect to my other opponents. But this is the first time I’ve actually stepped up and won against someone like Ryan Farrag. He was a European champion in the weight above. Ryan also boxed for British titles etc., only lost to world champions and European champions.”
Edwards (📸 Frank Warren) seemed pleased with his accomplishments so far. Having fought credible opponents within his first ten bouts.
“That was a good rivalry. It was built up for a prolonged period of time. We knew each other well outside the ring, and then several weeks later, I had Junior Granados.
“He’s a tough Mexican. He’s much better than his record suggests in reality. He had a few fights which should have gone his way, most notably Jamie Conlan when he headlined BoxNation,” he pointed out.
During the Granados fight, Edwards ruptured two ligaments in his ankle as he got knocked down for the first time in his career. Now recovering, Edwards updated WBN on the situation:
“I went from fighting for a place on an undercard to getting the phone ringing asking for me on the card. It was a quick turnaround, and it’s frustrating that I got my injury in my fight against Granados.”
Edwards is now seen as a wanted man who had plans to return early this year.
“When I went down in the second round, I ruptured two ligaments in my ankle. It’s frustrating because I was supposed to be boxing in March and May. They had pretty much penciled me in for two more fights,” Edwards concluded.
Chandler Waller is a staff writer for World Boxing News. Follow Chandler on Twitter @ChandlerWaller.