Former flyweight titleholder Charlie Edwards is joining Frank Warren's stable of fighters.
The former WBC champion has signed a multi-fight promotional deal with Queensberry Promotions. Edwards will look to progress his career in the hopes of becoming a two-division world champion. When commenting on the change in promotion, Edwards said he felt the need to change things up after being with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing throughout his pro career.
“I was with Eddie Hearn for six years and I needed to freshen things up. I feel this is the next chapter of my career. I have seen what Frank Warren has done for my brother Sunny. He has done very well for him from the start. Frank really looks after his fighters as well. I felt I was taken for granted and I am looking forward to getting started with Frank as my promoter," Edwards said in a press release.
Edwards has not fought since a WBC flyweight title defense against Julio Cesar Martinez back in August 2019. Originally, Edwards lost the fight, and the title, by third-round KO but the fight result was overturned to a no contest after replays showed Martinez hit Edwards after going down.
Regardless of the change in result and Edwards retaining his title, he eventually vacated the belt to move up to super flyweight. Although his feet are firmly planted in the 115-pound division now, Edwards adds that he has his sights on a potential run at bantamweight. However, he does note that he wouldn't be gunning for the bantamweight division's titleholders immediately if and when he decides to go up to that weight class.
“The next fight is likely to be a gauge to see where I’m at regarding my best weight. The main thing is keeping my world ranking at super-flyweight for now. I look at the bantamweight champions. I’m not deluded and say, ‘I’m world level’ at that weight because that would be stupid. If I go to bantamweight I won’t be rushing to get in with world level fighters. It will be building up over a few fights," Edwards said.
Edwards joins his brother Sunny, the current BBBofC British super flyweight champion, as fighters now under the Queensberry Promotions umbrella.