Charlie Edwards out-classes Angel Moreno, retains WBC flyweight title
Charlie Edwards proved he was levels above Angel Moreno when he defended his WBC Flyweight belt at Copper Box Arena.
Edwards made a strong start to the fight using a double left hook which caused Moreno to trip. A straight one-two staggered Moreno later in the first round.
Frustrating Moreno, Edwards was strongly showcasing his ability. A fast jab which was either doubled or followed by a straight right to assert his position.
This opened up opportunities for Edwards’s right hand which hurt Moreno throughout the third round.
Moreno was appearing wilder and Edwards started to outclass the Spaniard. The Briton move to taunt, feint and slip all shots thrown his way.
Both fighters found themselves fighting on the inside at times which led to a tumble of both fighters in the 7th round.
Edwards returned back to his distance keeping, dodging attacks and retaliating with straight rights. He scored a knockdown in the eighth with a straight right and was comfortably winning the fight by that point.
Adding a flashy uppercut into the ninth, Edwards was dominating in style against an opponent who was evidently not on the same level.
The fight went the distance with Edwards winning by unanimous decision with all scores of 120-107.
In the co-feature, Josh Buatsi produced a cold finish on Liam Conroy to win the British title. Buatsi appeared flash and calculated wasting no shots that were thrown to Conroy.
Conroy started to dodge and counter in the second round. But Buatsi reacted with an abundance of punches which flicked back the head of Conroy.
In the third, Buatsi countered with a right hand followed by a left hook to drop Conroy. Rising to his feet but dazed, Buatsi produced a peach of a right hand to drop Conroy again and end the fight shortly after at 1:53 of round three.
Earlier, Lawrence Okolie came out the successor of his grudge match with Wadi Camacho via a fourth round stoppage.
The first three rounds showed Okolie’s eagerness to land the right hand. Shots were fired but with not much accuracy at first, having Okolie receiving a warning from the ref for shots behind the head.
From the fourth Okolie set out to end it. Using his signature right hand, he pummelled Camacho followed by sweeping shots to make the first knockdown.
As soon as Camacho rose to his feet, Okolie was straight back to business. A straight right sent Camacho backward where the fight was stopped at 2:00 in round four.
Chandler Waller is a staff writer for World Boxing News. Follow Chandler on Twitter @ChandlerWaller