Charlie Edwards vacates WBC flyweight title over weight concernsposted by John053622 on November 20th, 2019
Charlie Edwards has vacated his WBC flyweight title after expressing concerns about making 112lbs through his against Julio Cesar Martinez.
Replays showed the final blow came after Edwards had taken a knee, although martinez was announced the winner from knockout on the undercard of Vasiliiy Lomachenko-Luke Campbell on August 31.
The end result was therefore abbreviated as Edwards kept his crown and, although WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman said minutes afterwards thata direct rematch will be arranged, the Londoner has made a decision to move up in weight.
At a letter to Sulaiman, Edwards wrote:It actually scared me about how much I had been putting my health on the line and I cant risk causing harm to myself because health is the single most important thing in existence.
Im gutted because I value being WBC world champion and so pleased to be able to be in history as WBC flyweight world champion.
I want to continue to represent the WBC and really wish to push through the super flyweight rankings and convince (sic) the super flyweight title.
However, I wanted to let you know first before anybody else I shall be vacating the title to go up and struggle in the weight.
Before readily outpointing Angel Moreno at March, edwards, who has won 15 of the 17 competitions, became world champion with a unanimous decision win over Cristofer Rosales in December last year.
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