Julio Cesar Martinez says he would love to fight IBF champion Sunny Edwards – but admits that tomorrow night’s WBC world flyweight title defense against McWilliams Arroyo is his toughest fight yet.
Martinez (18-1 14 KOs) puts his belt on the line for the fourth time in a bout that has been postponed twice.
A fight with Croydon’s Edwards appeals the most to Martinez, with the Mexican having traveled to the UK to face his brother Charlie in August 2019. That fight ending in a no-contest after Martinez landed a shot with Edwards on a knee having been floored by the all-action star.
Sunny Edwards holds the IBF world title.
“We want all the belts,” said the Mexican. “So Sunny Edwards, Artem Dalakian and Junto Nakatani – that’s the goal. But if it can’t happen in the next year, we would have to move up to super-flyweight where we can have fights with Juan Francisco Estrada, Chocolatito and Srisaket Sor Rungvisai.
“It would be an honor to fight Sunny, a great opportunity and to put behind what happened in the fight with his brother Charlie. He has a belt, and we want to unify, so gladly we’d go to England for the fight.”
Martinez-Arroyo is being staged at the SNHU Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire and is live on DAZN.
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