Sunny Edwards vs Campos – DAZN – June 10 – 2 PM ET
Sunny Edwards will defend his IBF World Flyweight title against Andres Campos at the OVO Arena Wembley, London on Saturday June 10 live on DAZN – and topping a blockbuster triple-header of World title action with Nina Hughes defending her WBA Bantamweight crown against Shannon Courtenay and Cherneka Johnson defending her IBF Super-Bantamweight strap against Ellie Scotney.
Edwards (19-0 4 KOs) makes his Matchroom debut in the capital having penned a promotional deal with Eddie Hearn in March, and the unbeaten Sheffield-based slickster makes his fourth defence of the IBF strap he landed in April 2021 against Moruti Mthalane in London.
‘Showtime’ is gunning for unification clashes in the second half of the year and having seen off challenges from Felix Alvarado, Muhammad Waseem and Jayson Mama, he welcomes unbeaten Chilean Campos to his homeland. Campos (15-0 4 KOs), ranked at seven in the IBF rankings, has held the WBO Latino Flyweight strap since March 2020 and the 26 year old, who has called Edwards out before, landed the 15th win of his career in January and fourth inside the distance – and now lands the World title shot he’s been craving.
EDWARDS VS. CAMPOS START TIME
- Date: Saturday, June 10
- Time: 7 p.m. BST / 2 p.m. ET
- Main event ringwalks (approx): 10.13 p.m. BST / 5.13 p.m. ET
- The card will stream live on DAZN in over 200 countries across the globe
- The fight will take place at the OVO Arena Wembley in London.
- The televised section of event is set to get underway at 7 p.m. BST / 2 p.m. ET with the main event ringwalks scheduled for 10.13 p.m. BST / 5.13 p.m. ET. These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights.
Alfie Sharman, Vice President Marketing – DAZN:
“Thanks everyone for coming. We’re incredibly excited to have Sunny Edwards join DAZN, another World Champion. It’s a huge signing for Matchroom and obviously an amazing event on Saturday with a game opponent in Andres Campos. If Sunny does the business on Saturday you don’t want to look too far ahead but there’s huge fights out there for him at a global scale. ‘Bam’ Rodriguez, Julio Cesar Martinez to name just two. These have the ability to at a global scale to make Sunny the household name that he deserves to be and we are really excited and really proud to be part of that journey. Looking to the undercard as well, as with all Matchroom shows, an amazing card, Nina Hughes and Ellie Scotney both in World Title fights. The return of Johnny Fisher and his army, the atmosphere is going to be incredible on Saturday, make sure you tune in live and exclusive around the world on DAZN.”
Eddie Hearn, Matchroom Sport Chairman:
“Good afternoon everyone. Welcome to London ahead of a huge World Championship triple-header live and exclusive around the world on DAZN this Saturday from Wembley Arena. A fantastic night of boxing from top to bottom. Of course the three World Champions here to my right protecting their crowns, and the three challengers to the left chasing dreams, waterfalls and everything that comes with it on Saturday night. I didn’t particularly used to like him (Sunny Edwards). I used to watch him on social media and think, ‘I’m not sure about this kid,’ and had to pull him up a few times on things he said. But I thought, if you can’t beat them, sign them. I didn’t want him to win the fight against Moruti Mthalane, but I watched that fight and he was unbelievable — didn’t lose a second of any round. And I believe that he’s a very special fighter. A fighter that could go on to become undisputed in the Flyweight division. Before we talk to the fighters, we are going to talk to Alfie Sharman from DAZN ahead of what is a huge run of events coming, six weeks on the spin all around the world.”
“Campos has been calling for a fight with me for a couple years now since I’ve been champion which is strange to me,” said Edwards. “So, now I’m gonna cook him like sweet chilli and send him back packing with his tail between his legs, the little muppet!”
An all-British World title clash sees WBA Bantamweight ruler Hughes (5-0 2 KOs) makes the first defence of her title against former title holder Courtenay (8-2 3 KOs). Hughes landed the title in Dubai in November against Jamie Mitchell, and the late-bloomer from Essex will face a hungry Courtenay in London as the Watford star aims to regain the title she lost on the scales before dropping a majority decision to Mitchell in Liverpool in October 2021 having beaten Ebanie Bridges to win the belt in London six months earlier.
The third World title bout on the bill pits Australian IBF Super-Bantamweight champion Johnson against unbeaten Briton Scotney. Johnson (15-1 6 KOs) got her hands on the vacant title on her home patch in Melbourne 12 months ago against Melissa Esquivel and then bravely coped with a brutal cut in the second round of her first defence against fellow Aussie Susie Ramadan as they served up a classic at the Rod Laver Arena in October. Scotney (6-0) lands her first World title shot against Johnson, and the Catford star, will fight at the Wembley venue for the third time in her burgeoning career after landing the European title in her last outing in October.
There’s an action-packed undercard supporting the three World title bouts, with some of Matchroom’s brightest talents in crunch clashes.
Cruiserweight Cheavon Clarke looks to close in on a British title tilt as he faces David Jamieson in a final eliminator for the British title. Clarke (5-0 4 KOs) got vital rounds under his belt in February in Nottingham in his first ten rounder when Israel Duffus became the first fighter to take him to the final bell, and now the 32 year old meets Jamieson (10-2 7 KOs) to get into pole position for the British strap, and it would lead to a second crack at the title for Jamieson, who met current champion Mikael Lawal for the belt in November.
Youssef Khoumari and Reece Bellotti will meet in an eliminator for British Super-Featherweight title. Khoumari (15-1-1 6 KOs) performs on his doorstep in a key battle for the 26 year old to get into range for the Lord Lonsdale belt, and the Wembley talent has bagged a pair of wins since being edged out by Jorge Castaneda in October 2021.
Watford’s Bellotti got himself back into winning ways after picking up the Southern Area title last April by stopping Dean Dodge at York Hall having dropped losses to World rated Raymond Ford and Jordan Gill on Matchroom bills previously.
The ‘Romford Bull’ Johnny Fisher (8-0 7 KOs) will bring his Bull Army to Wembley for the third time as the 24 year old Heavyweight fights for the ninth time in the pros, Anthony Joshua-managed Shannon Ryan (4-0) returns to the venue of her March 2022 debut to continue her pro journey, and rising starlets George Liddard (2-0 2 KOs) and Muhammad Ali (1-0) feature on Before the Bell.
“What a night we have in store on June 10 in London,” said Hearn. “Sunny headlines in his first fight with us and with those massive unification fights on the horizon, he’ll be looking to shine against Andres, who can upset the odds in his first World title fight.
“All-British World title fights always have that extra bit of spice, and I expect Nina and Shannon to deliver fireworks, and the same applies to the battle between Cherneka and Ellie, a fight that will be high in drama and skill.
“Chev and Youssef will have their title credentials tested in crunch battles with David and Reece, Johnny’s incredible support will be out in force again and it’s a great platform for Shannon, George and Muhammad to strut their stuff – June 10 is another night of must-see action live on DAZN.”
EDWARDS VS. CAMPOS FIGHT CARD
- 🔥 International Super-Bantamweight Contest
It all kicks off with Muhammad Ali (Leicester, England, 123.8 lbs) and Bryan Castro (Managua, Nicaragua, 123.3 lbs).🔥 International Super-Flyweight Contest
Next up, Shannon Ryan (Watford, England, 115 lbs) takes on Martina Bernile (Milan, Italy, 114.4 lbs).🔥 International Middleweight Contest
Then we’ve got George Liddard (Billericay, England, 162 lbs) facing off against Nikolas Dzurnak (Vyskov, Czech Republic, 160.5 lbs).
🔥 British Super-Featherweight Title Eliminator
Youssef Khoumari (Wembley, England, 129.8 lbs) and Reece Bellotti (Watford, England, 129.4 lbs) are up next.
⏰ Catch all this and more, live on DAZN at 19:00. 📺
🔥 WBA Bantamweight World Title
The title fights begin with Nina Hughes (Billericay, England, 117.3 lbs) and Katie Healy (Wolverhampton, England, 117.5 lbs).
🔥 British Cruiserweight Title Eliminator
Cheavon Clarke (Gravesend, England, 199.2 lbs) goes up against David Jamieson (East Kilbride, Scotland, 199.1 lbs).
🔥 IBF Super-Bantamweight World Title
Cherneka Johnson (Melbourne, Australia, 120.8 lbs) faces Ellie Scotney (Catford, England, 121.4 lbs).
🔥 International Heavyweight Contest
Next, Johnny Fisher (Romford, England, 238.4 lbs) squares off with Emilio Salas (San Sebastian, Puerto Rico, 229.9 lbs).
🔥 IBF Flyweight World Title
And to close the night, Sunny Edwards (Croydon, England, 111.1 lbs) challenges Andres Campos (Santiago, Chile, 111.6 lbs).
Stay tuned for a night of epic battles! 🥊💥