Sunny Edwards survives knockdown to win British title, Archie Sharp retains WBO European belt and Denzel Bentley scores another stoppage win

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Sunny Edwards won the British super-flyweight title last night – despite suffering a seventh-round knockdown at the Copper Box Arena.

The Croydon fighter was caught with two lovely shots by Marcel Braithwaite but recovered quickly to see out the moment of adversity.

Championship Boxing ‘The Fight Before Christmas’ Sunny Edwards vs Marcel Braithwaite – British Super-Flyweight Championship, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Copper Box Arena, 21 December 2019

Edwards’ skills proved too slick as he picked up the domestic belt on a unanimous points decision. Judges Steve Gray and Victor Loughlin saw it 117-110 in his favour with Marcus McDonnell scoring it 118-109.

The South Londoner moved his record to 14-0, with four of those stoppages.

Welling’s Archie Sharp retained his WBO European super-featherweight title with a wide points win over Artjoms Ramlavs.

He won by scores of 100-88, 96-92 and 98-90. Sharp improved his record to 18-0.

Battersea welterweight Denzel Bentley picked up his 10th inside the distance victory to move to 12-0. He halted journeyman Adam Grabiec in the second round.

Streatham super-bantamweight Chris Bourke moved to 6-0 with his fifth stoppage win. He halted Louis Norman (14-7-1).

PICTURES BY KEITH GILLARD

 

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