Croydon’s Sunny Edwards wins the IBF international super-fly title


Sunny Edwards is the new IBF international super-flyweight champion after a wide points win over Hiram Gallardo at Greenwich’s 02 Arena tonight.

The Croydon fighter was too slick for his Mexican opponent and collected the vacant belt, with all three judges scoring 99-90 9 in his favour.

Edwards pushed his record to 12-0. He was already the WBO European champion and now adds another strap to his collection.

It never looked like he would inflict a stoppage loss on Gallardo, who seemed unfortunate to get a count in the second round. It looked more like the visiting fighter had slipped to the canvas.

Edwards had no trouble landing his own shots and his lateral movement was a problem for Gallardo, who was on the front foot but being picked off by the superior boxer.


Photo: Keith Gillard

Please support your local paper by making a donation



Cheques should be made payable to “MSI Media Limited” and sent by post to South London Press, Unit 112, 160 Bromley Road, Catford, London SE6 2NZ

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has encouraged everyone in the country who can afford to do so to buy a newspaper, and told the Downing Street press briefing recently: “A free country needs a free press, and the newspapers of our country are under significant financial pressure”.

So if you have enjoyed reading this story, and if you can afford to do so, we would be so grateful if you can buy our newspaper or make a donation, which will allow us to continue to bring stories like this one to you both in print and online. Everyone at the South London Press thanks you for your continued support.

Get the latest local news delivered every week!

For information on having our paper delivered to your door click here or to join our emailing list click here and we’ll send you an email every time we publish our latest e-edition”


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *