Britain’s Charlie Edwards says he will have too much for Angel Moreno when he defends his WBC flyweight title this weekend.
The 26-year-old won the belt just a few months ago on an emotional night at the 02 Arena in December. He will now return to London to defend it for the first time against Moreno on what is set to be a packed card under Matchroom Promotions.
Edwards is hoping to prove he can be a British great by defending in style against an opponent who has never stopped any rival.
He told Sky Sports: “Angel Moreno is a top class, world class fighter. I’ve shared many rounds with him in the gym, and he is very tough. I wouldn’t be surprised if it went the distance, and I’m fully prepared for the distance.
“But then again, I wouldn’t be surprised if I get him out of there. I’m a completely different animal now. I’m planting when I’m hitting my punches.
“My record doesn’t say I’m a puncher, but in my last fight you seen that I kept Rosales off and you could see what an animal he was, so I must have been gaining respect.
“Either way, I won’t be surprised, but I will say it’s going to be a Charlie Edwards win.”
Edwards is 29.00 to win inside the first round, while routine wins are also expected for fellow Brits Joshua Buatsi, Lawrence Okolie and Lewis Ritson.