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Andres Campos: “Sunny Edwards has never fought against anyone like me”

Andres Campos

IBF flyweight champion Sunny ‘Showtime’ Edwards 19-0 (4) will make the fourth defence of his world title against Andres ‘Crocodile’ Campos 15-0 (4) at the Wembley Arena in London, England on Saturday night.

But Chilean Campos, 24, has vowed to make it a long night at the office Edwards.

“Sunny Edwards has never fought against anyone like me,” Campos said to Matchroom Boxing. “I am by far the best opponent that he will have faced. I have lots of experience fighting against and defeating undefeated guys from both the amateurs and pros. I am starving for success. I am so hungry to win this world title and make history for Chile.

“Sunny Edwards is good, but he is not good enough to beat me. I know that I am better than him and I will show you all on Saturday night. I have three scenarios: scenario A, B and C. We have trained so hard for each one. Sunny won’t be able to run away from me like a dancer. He is just dancing and running all the time. I will send him to sleep before the twelfth round.”

Sheffield-based Edwards, 27, has proved to be an elusive boxer in the ring. Moruti Mthalane and Felix Alvarado, Muhammad Waseem and Jayson Mama can all testify to that after losing on points to him in world title fight.

As much as he is known for his quick feet, Edwards is also known for his quick tongue, but Campos says he won’t be goaded into any smack talk in the days leading up to the bout.

“I never trash talk,” said Campos. “I always do my talking in the ring and let my fists take care of business. Sunny is famous for his trash talking, not for his boxing.

“Chile doesn’t have any world champions and I will make history for my country and my continent of South America. I will be the first one. The IBF world title is very special to me.

“Fighting in the UK for the first time as a professional doesn’t faze me at all. As a pro I have fought in Australia and in Argentina. It is not such a big change for me. Remember, I have done almost all of my 95 fights outside of my country. I have represented Chile all over the world. I don’t feel the pressure. To fight here in the UK is nothing big for me.”

Campos says he has big support in the UK despite being the away fighter.

“Since I arrived in the UK last week, everyone that I have met in the gyms, malls and streets – everyone has told me that I have to beat that trash talker Sunny Edwards,” he said. “Everyone that talks to me about Sunny Edwards wants me to beat him. They all want me to become the first man to beat him.

“It’s crazy – nobody cares about Sunny Edwards here in England. I have the support of Chilean fans and all of the English fans who I have met. Everyone on my social media is telling me that I have to beat this clown.”