Sunny Edwards outpoints Felix Alvarado to retain title, calls out stars

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.”

Story originally appeared on Boxing Junkie