Jesse Rodriguez Vs. Sunny Edwards Boxing Predictions
The fight is evenly matched, with both boxers coming into the fight as undefeated. Rodriguez has the WBO belt, and victory takes him one step closer towards undisputed. His record of 18 wins has 11 stoppages, making him a serious threat to Edwards. His last fight was a unanimous decision win over Cristian Gonzalez.
Edwards may not have the knockout power, but he is a defensive fighter with a high IQ. He defends his IBF belt for the fifth time, with a record of 20-0. Only four of his wins have been by knockout, so Rodriguez may fancy his chances in coming forward. Edwards secured a win over Andres Campos in his last fight. Let us take a look at who the boxing experts picked to win.
“Honestly, in that fight next week, I wouldn’t be surprised if Sunny won every round, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Bam stopped him inside six. I just have no idea because you just don’t know. Sunny may be a pound-for-pound genius or Bam might just be something very, very special, and if they both are, my God, we’re going to get a fight of the year. I feel like I enjoy fighting,” Eddie Hearn
“I’m a big fan of what Bam does, really am. I think he’s a really good fighter. His feet are great, and I love how he stepped up, even breaking out and stepping up two weight divisions to take his opportunity, even at short notice. He didn’t care, went in, put in a great performance, and built on that.
“Sunny Edwards, on the other hand, is this kid who just does not care about anybody’s reputation. He feels nothing, and he’s stuck with it. Before, people weren’t giving him credit, labeling him as someone who just moves and boxes around. But there’s a lot more to him than that.
“When he gets in that rhythm, he’s very hard to shake. He’s very set-minded and disciplined. Even though I think Bam’s brilliant and better when someone goes to him, I don’t think he’s quite as good going forward. Sunny Edwards, you couldn’t pay him any amount of money to go forward in that fight.
“He’s going to do what he does: move, frustrate, mug off, and probably look to win on points, just frying his opponent’s head completely. No matter what happens in the fight, I don’t think he’s going to change from that, and for that reason, I think that Sunny Edwards wins,” Dave Coldwell
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“He’s the most underrated champion out there. Sunny’s a proper Don; he lives, eats, sleeps, and breathes boxing. He’s such a clever, articulate fighter when you’re talking about the fight game. That he’s got, is, nah, Sunny Edwards, don’t even ask me that question, that’s a done deal. Don’t get it twisted like this,” Johnny Nelson
“Definitely, I lean towards Sunny. Skill-wise and obviously experience-wise, he’s done a bit more, so I think Sunny is the one to back. I’d always back a fellow Brit anyway, but I do genuinely think he’s got that covered. Again, another one where both of the characters are very vocal, and Sunny’s been calling for it for ages, wanting to get it on. So, I’m just glad it’s here, and he can get that ticked off,” Fabio Wardley
“Two in the prime, well champions, I think it’s a great fight. I fancied Bambam early on when they spoke about fighting. Then, when Rodriguez had that fight, I don’t know, it just looked like his confidence shot a bit, and now Sunny’s confidence is through the roof. His confidence now seems unbeatable, and he’s hard to beat anyway, so I’m probably just edging towards Sunny at the moment. You know, I have been a massive fan of B. Rodriguez for a long time,” Liam Smith
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