The leap from world-class to elite proved to be too much for Sunny Edwards when he faced Jesse ‘Bam’ Rodriguez in December.

Keen to test himself against the very best - instead of challenges where the motivation might be lacking - Edwards needed to show different sides to him that we hadn’t seen before particularly as the fight slipped away from his grasp.

Defeat to one of the finest fighters in the world is no disgrace, but on Sunday 30th June, Edwards must prove against Mexico’s Adrian Curiel that he still belongs at the top table of the flyweight division.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Sunny Edwards vs Adrian Curial.

When is Sunny Edwards vs Adrian Curial?
  • Date: Saturday June 29. 
  • Time: At 09:00 PM ET
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona

  • What has been said?

    Sunny Edwards:

    “I’m really excited to get the next chapter of my career underway,” said Edwards, The Ring’s No. 2-rated flyweight. “Agreeing another deal with Matchroom which confirms my future here for the foreseeable future. With the belief I’ve got in me from the promotional team… I know I’m in the right place.

    “Me vs Curiel is a hell of a fight. He is a former world champion, like myself. We’re both fighting to get back into world title contention. I’m going to Arizona again and fighting in front of an even bigger crowd this time, filled with passionate Mexican and American boxing fans. 29 June, I’m looking forward to being back.”

    Adrian Curial:

    “I have a brand-new opportunity for my career,” said Curiel. “When you lose, you learn, and I will prove it against Edwards on June 29.

    “If they want to make it 112lbs we will take it even though this is not my weight. All because I am thirsty for revenge. Viva Mexico!!”.



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