Sunny Edwards defeated to Felix Alvarado by a unanimous decision in the third defense of his 112-pound title Friday in Sheffield, England.
The official scores were 116-112, 115-113 and 115-113.
The skillful Edwards (19-0, 4 KOs) outboxed Alvarado (38-3, 33 KOs) for most of the fight and withstood a rally from the former 108-pound beltholder down the stretch.
Edwards took pride in his ability to exchange punches with a powerful opponent.
“Felix Alvarado is a phenomenal puncher and I sat there and mixed it with him,” the Londoner said. “I rode shots, took shots, threw shots, and if I can do that against him then I can do it against anyone.”
Edwards wants to take a step up in opposition in his next fight.
The rising star called out fellow flyweight titleholder Julio Cesar Martinez and 115-pound contender Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez, the latter of whom expressed interest in facing Edwards.
“Bam Rodriguez, you promised me the fight,” Edwards said. “Come and get it.”