- Edwards vs Guarneros goes Saturday, September 14th at 3:00 pm EST
- Can Edwards capture a title belt in a different weight division?
- Can Guarneros snare his first world title from the hometown favorite?
Edwards vs Guarneros promises fistic flyweight fireworks and is one of many intriguing fights taking place this Saturday. London’s York Hall plays host to the pugilistic proceedings. There are three title fights on this card and this is the biggest of them all.
The vacant IBF International Fly Title and the vacant WBO Inter-Continental Fly Title are both up for grabs in this prizefight. The event will be broadcast on ESPN+ in North America and BT Sport in the UK. Check out the odds for the fight and the matchup analysis below.
Edwards vs Guarneros Odds
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*Odds taken 09/12/19
The ten-round flyweight contest is at the top of the marquee for this card. Edwards is moving from 115 lbs to 112 lbs for this particular fight. Edwards has fought in a couple of other divisions but has always seen himself as a natural flyweight. This move has been a long time coming. Edwards is on the heels of picking up multiple European and International titles in the super flyweight class.
Edwards is now looking to add something extra to the mantel. While Edwards has a variety of WBO and IBF belts to his credit, this is his opponent’s first crack at a title. Guarneros is coming off a win over unquestionably his best opponent so now is as good a time as any. I just think Edwards puts on a clinic en route to victory.
Sunny Days for Edwards
Both men are unbeaten this calendar year and have each had two bouts. Guarneros has a few years of extra pro experience on Edwards but the UK fighter’s extensive amateur record closes that gap big time. Edwards won the England Boxing Elite championships at 49kgs in 2015 and beat 2016 Olympian Galal Yafai in the process. The defensive savvy and strong sense of ring generalship from a lengthy amateur run comes through in a big way while competing.
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This fight reads like a durable, exciting but altogether inexperienced (on championship level) fighter taking on the hometown guy who’s supposed to win with style points. Guarneros has a record that’s littered with inexperienced fighters with most of the bouts occurring in his native Mexico. This is a big step up for him as he makes a foray outside of his comfort zone (and country for the first time as a pro) and is facing his toughest opponent in Edwards.
Edwards has had tremendous career guidance from Frank Warren. His Queensberry Promotions platform picked up a 3-0 hotly discussed prospect and has built him up to this champion pugilist. Edwards has honed his craft on the club show circuit and is poised for big opportunities. All those opportunities fade into the ether if he takes his opponent this Saturday for granted though.
Edwards vs Guarneros Tale of the Tape
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Edwards vs Guarneros is a classic style clash of the uber-technical artist of the sweet science taking on the hard-charging, ever-encroaching warrior. This is conveyed by their nicknames as Showtime takes on Verdugo (which translates to executioner/ hangman).
The footwork and overall movement of Edwards should be the difference-maker however. I see him finding his rhythm, picking apart Guarneros in a calculated fashion, and eventually scoring a unanimous decision win.
Pick: Edwards (-3500)
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