Edwards To Challenge Norman For English At O2

By Elliot Foster (@FreelanceFoz)

Charlie Edwards will get his first chance to win a title in the autumn.

The unbeaten flyweight prospect is set to challenge for the English title against champion Louis Norman on September 12.

Edwards, 4-0, has two stoppages to his name and was most recently in action just last week in Manchester where he picked up a points decision against Juan Hinostroza.

The clash with Norman, who is also unbeaten but has more experience than Edwards and a record of 9-0-1 (2), will take place at the O2 Arena, live on Sky Sports, on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s vacant Commonwealth heavyweight title challenge against Scotland’s Gary Cornish.

Before he defends his belt, though, Norman, 21, has to negotiate the tricky test of Brett Fidoe –– a former opponent of 22-year-old Edwards –– over six rounds at the Derby Arena this weekend.

Elsewhere, Dave Ryan & John Wayne Hibbert fight for a third time, Brixton’s Dillian Whyte –– who has eyes on a clash with the aforementioned Joshua later in the year –– will see action, while unbeaten former English light welterweight champion Tommy Martin faces Islington’s Charlie Rice, there’s a local derby between Ricky Boylan and Danny Connor, Watford starlet Reece Bellotti will be looking to extend his hot KO run to three since his May debut and there are pro bows on the card for bright young prospects Ted Cheeseman and Jake Ball.

Tickets for ‘Heavy Duty’, priced at £40, £60, £80, £100 and £150, are available from the O2 Arena at www.theO2.co.uk and on 0844 856 0202.

VIP tickets, priced at £250, are exclusively available from www.MatchroomBoxing.com.

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