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This Friday night, the undefeated Sunny Edwards will look to stay that way as he takes on Felix Alvarado to defend the IBF World Flyweight Title in England.
The Utilita Arena in Sheffield, Yorkshire, will play host to ten boxing bouts on Friday evening, with the climax being England’s Sunny Edwards walking out against the experienced Felix Alvarado. The Nicaraguan challenger will be confident ahead of this clash, having won 38 professional fights to date and currently riding a hot winning streak. Edwards knows a bit about ending winning runs, however, and this should be an excellent match up to watch unfold.
We look at how each fighter can win this one, and highlight some of the best bets to make this Friday night at the bookies.
- Date: Friday 11 November from 4:30 PM GMT
- Venue: Utilita Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
- Event: IBF World Flyweight Title fight
Edwards vs. Alvarado Predictions
Both men enter this fight riding winning streaks and with excellent professional records, but something’s got to give. Here’s how we think this one will pan out, and the best bets to make based on our Edwards vs. Alvarado predictions:
Sunny Edwards to Win @ 1/4 (1.25)
On paper it looks like Sunny Edwards could be at a disadvantage here.
Felix Alvarado has more than double the number of professional fights than Edwards, yet is still in his prime at 33 years old. However, many of Alvarado’s wins were soft victories in the South American domestic circuit, and Sunny Edwards has also proven his worth by navigating the first six years of his professional debut undefeated. This one will be tight, but Sunny Edwards should have too much class in front of a home crowd and is looking likely to defend his title yet again.
The odds are also overwhelmingly in favour of this result too, with the bookies having it 1/4 (1.25) to 10/3 (4.33).
Fight Not to Go the Distance @ 3/1 (4.00)
This is a bit more of a value bet, going against the odds for a higher return.
Recently, Sunny Edwards has been winning his fights on points. In fact, it’s how he won the IBF World Flyweight Title in the first place, and is how he’s defended it ever since. However, the man still has hitting power in him, with several knockouts to his name in the past five years. More importantly, Felix Alvarado is a huge knockout artist, having won 33 of his 38 fights by way of knockout. If he is to win this one, it will more than likely be by landing one of his powerful knockout blows, which could happen at any stage against Edwards.
Combine the threat of a Alvarado knockout, with the possibility of Edwards digging deep and rekindling his ruthless side, and a bet against this fight going the distance is looking like a fair gamble. With odds of 3/1 (4.00) and multiple ways of this bet coming to fruition, taking a punt on this fight to end early is an excellent bet.
Edwards vs. Alvarado Betting Preview
Here’s a quick look at how each fighter can win this one on Friday night:
Edwards Seeking to Continue Winning Formula
Why fix what ain’t broke?
Sunny Edwards has had a sensational start to his career so far, debuting in 2016 and not tasting defeat yet. The Englishman has achieved this success by genuinely out boxing his opponents, combining excellent fight IQ with strong movement and punching combinations. By staying on the outside then counter attacking his opponents through one-two strikes, Edwards has been able to land multiple knockdowns, which have led to comfortable points victories in the majority of his fights so far.
Expect much more of the same on Friday night from Edwards. The 26-year-old will look to stay away from the hitting power of Alvarado, and pounce whenever openings arise in the Nicaraguan’s guard.
Alvarado Going for Broke in Sheffield
Felix Alvarado will not be used to coming into a fight as the moderate underdog.
With this being the biggest fight of the 33 year old’s career so far, this could go one of two ways. Either the Nicaraguan raises his game and steps up to the challenge, or, is blinded by the lights and gets swallowed up by the occasion. If it’s the former, then Alvarado has a good chance of winning this fight if he comes out swinging. Edwards is an excellent defense boxer who can prove incredibly elusive.
However, should Alvarado get close enough, then he’ll be able to end this bout in one strike.
Tune in on Friday evening to see how this IBF World Flyweight Title fight unfolds.