Sheffield world boxing champion Charlie Edwards – slick, quick and in a hurry to face new challenges

Charlie Edwards and teamCharlie Edwards and team
Charlie Edwards and team
Sheffield-trained world champion Charlie Edwards may have quick hands - but his team are no slouches either.

Within a few short weeks of landing the World Boxing Council flyweight title, his management team have got him his first defence.

Edwards will face Spaniard Angel Moreno (19-2-2) at London's Copper Box Arena on March 23.

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We have seen the talk of future fights for Kell Brook drag on for months and years.

But the Steel City gym fighter (14-1-0) has the WBC trinket - and there will be no shortage of takers for a chance at that.

Surrey-born Edwards, 25, has been quick to acknowledge the effects of a hard-working support network in Sheffield and beyond.

Today the Matchroom-promoted puncher tweeted: "You are a product of your environment! It is so important to surround yourself with the right people and things" along with a picture of him taking instruction from coach Grant Smith.

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Edwards won the title at the second attempt as he outpointed Cristofer Rosales in December.

He has no fears going into the next phase of his career.

"Moreno is a very tough and game fighter" the Beighton-based boxer said.

"He doesn't shy away from any opportunities, he's going to come to try and steal my title from me."

He added: "I want to be a multi-weight world champion. I look forward to taking my first steps as a world champion and defending my belt on 23 March."

Moreno has had two fights away from his native Spain and lost both.

He hasn't been in a ten rounder since 2017 or a 12-rounder since 2016.

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