Cristofer Rosales To Defend WBC Flyweight Title In December Against Charlie Edwards

Cristofer Rosales is set to finish the year with another world title defense in the United Kingdom. 

Matchroom Boxing announced that Rosales will defend his WBC flyweight title against Charlie Edwards on December 22. The title fight will take place at the O2 Arena on the undercard of Dillian Whyte's heavyweight rematch against Dereck Chisora.

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Rosales is no stranger to fighting in world title bouts outside of his native country of Nicaragua. Rosales won the title back in April when he traveled to Japan and scored an upset victory over Daigo Higa, who missed weight prior to the fight and subsequently stripped of the belt. Rosales would then travel to Northern Ireland where he knocked out Paddy Barnes in the fourth round to retain the title. The fight was Barnes' sixth professional bout. 

Edwards is moving down in weight after briefly holding the British and WBA Continental super flyweight titles. This will be Edwards' second attempt at winning a flyweight world title as he was stopped in the 10th round in a 2016 fight against John Riel Casimero for the IBF belt. 

The card is expected to be streamed in the United States on DAZN. Aside from the main event and flyweight world title bout, Ryan Walsh will defend his British featherweight title against Reece Bellotti. 

 

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