Sunny Edwards wins well as Lucien Reid is cruelly denied on the scorecards

Sunny Edwards wins well as Lucien Reid is denied on the scorecards

Published On Sunday, September 15, 2019By British Boxing News

Sunny Edwards puts on another masterclass as Lucien Reid is left reeling on wrong result

Sunny Edwards put on another boxing masterclass to snatch the IBF International and WBO Inter-Continental flyweight titles at York Hall.

‘Showtime’ cruised past Mexico’s Hugo Guarneros with a convincing points display to take his record to 13-0, 4 KOs on a night that saw MTK Global team-mate Lucien Reid controversially denied the British and Commonwealth super-bantamweight titles.

Edwards said: “No disrespect to my opponent but I didn’t get out of first gear. I wanted to finish strong and see if we could get him out of there but in the seventh, I caught him clean with a right hand and my hand ballooned up.

“The last few rounds had to be all on the jab. I did want to have a trade and finish strong but why take the risk? He seemed quite heavy-handed but I think the cleanest shot he scored was a jab in the second round.

“I feel like I impressed again. I stuck to the gameplan.

“I felt stronger in there. It’s arguably the best shape I’ve been in. No excuses but everyone who knows me know I’ve had a cold the last few weeks. As soon as I warmed up, it went and I enjoyed myself.”

After Edwards’ success it was Reid’s turn to try and snatch a pair of titles but his entertaining clash was ruled a majority draw with one judge scoring it 116-112 in his favour and the other two 114-114.

Reid said: “He knows I won that. He came up to me afterwards and said he felt lucky to still be champion. The rematch will be a lot different.

“Considering I’ve never done a 12-rounder before, I found it easy. I’m a naturally fit person. I’m gutted. I should be champion.”

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