Edwards vs Alvarado – FITE TV – Nov. 11 – 2 pm ET
Lord of the flyweights Sunny Edwards defends his IBF title against Felix Alvarado on an exceptional night of boxing in Sheffield.
Edwards headlines Probellum’s debut show in the Steel City on Friday, 11 November 2022 at Utilita Arena Sheffield.
And on one of the most exciting cards to be staged in UK boxing this year, unbeaten super bantamweight prospects Jack Bateson and Shabaz Masoud clash in a British title eliminator that fans have been raving about.
Edwards, one of the world’s most skilled and charismatic champions, makes a third defence of his IBF crown against the dynamite-fisted Nicaraguan Alvarado (38-2, 33KOs), a former title holder at the weight below.
And ‘Showtime’ (18-0, 4KOs) knows he must not slip up against his mandatory challenger because a future showdown with US star Jesse ‘Bam’ Rodriguez is on the line.
Sunny Edwards said: “I have become one of the most avoided fighters in world boxing, but Felix Alvarado has the courage to face me on November 11, and that makes him an extremely dangerous opponent.
“I have grand plans to become the undisputed flyweight world champion, and then move through the weights, and I am totally confident that will happen – but there is no room for error against a fighter of Alvarado’s calibre, that’s for sure.”
Felix Alvarado said: “I am ready for this fight against Sunny Edwards, and I want to thank God for allowing me the opportunity to achieve my dream of becoming a two-weight world champion.”
Richard Schaefer, President of Probellum, said: “Pound-for-pound, Sunny Edwards is one of the most skilled fighters on the planet and on November 11, you will get to see ‘Showtime’ perform at his very best.
“Sunny also has the type of personality and charisma that makes him a must-see attraction in boxing and Probellum is thrilled to be able to deliver this world title defence, and special fight card, to his adopted hometown of Sheffield.”
Bateson and Masoud have captured the imagination of the British fight fraternity after agreeing to meet so early in their careers.
Boxing fans have grown tired of talented prospects avoiding each other but Leeds hero Bateson (17-0, 4KOs), and Stoke favourite Masoud (10-0, 3KOs), pushed for the fight to be made.
A final eliminator for the British title, the showdown will also see Bateson’s WBA Intercontinental belt on the line in Sheffield, with an army of fans set to travel from the fighters’ hometowns to support their man.
SUNNY EDWARDS – FELIX ALVARADO FIGHT DATE, START TIME
- Date: Friday, November 11th
- Time: 2pm ET/ 7pm GMT
- Main event ringwalks (approx): 5pm ET/ 10pm GMT
- The main card is set to get underway at 2pm ET / 7pm GMT with the main event ringwalks scheduled for 5pm ET in the U.S., and 10pm GMT in the UK.
- The fight takes place at the Sheffield Arena in Sheffield, England.
- US coverage is not yet available while those in the UK can watch on FITE TV
SUNNY EDWARDS – FELIX ALVARADO FIGHT CARD
WEIGHTS AND RUNNING ORDER
(Fight times are subject to change)
5:30pm local time
6 Rounds Super Middleweight Contest
Nicolie Campbell (9-1) 169lbs 2oz
Frane Radnic (11-34) 169lbs 1oz
8 Rounds Super Welterweight Contest
Ishmael Davis (9-0) 156lbs 7oz
Dustin Ammann (7-7) 157lbs 8oz
6 Rounds Lightweight Contest
Levi Kinsiona (9-2) 136lbs 8oz
Alin Florin Ciorceri (16-3-1) 136 lbs 6oz
British Super Flyweight title final eliminator
Thomas Essomba (11-7-1) 114lbs 6oz
Marcel Braithwaite (13-3) 115lbs 7oz
Braithwaite missed weight
6 Rounds Middleweight Contest
Hebert Conceição (2-0) 163lbs 1oz
Gideon Onyenani (4-1) 162lbs 7oz
WBA Intercontinental Super Bantamweight title & British Super Bantamweight title final eliminator
Jack Bateson (17-0) 120lbs 8oz
Shabaz Masoud (10-0) 121lbs 8oz
IBF WORLD FLYWEIGHT TITLE
Sunny Edwards (18-0) 111lbs 5oz
Felix Alvarado (38-2) 111lbs 2oz
8 Rounds Super Bantamweight Contest
Lisa Whiteside (4-0) 120lbs 9oz
Eva Cantos (4-8-1) 122lbs 6oz
4 Rounds Light Heavyweight Contest
Bradley Cousins (3-1) 175lbs 5oz
Genadij Krajevskij (0-41) 175lbs 5oz
4 Rounds Light Heavyweight Contest
Khalid Ayub (3-0) 176lbs 2oz
Danail Stoyanov (3-13) 174lbs 2oz