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Sunny Edwards becomes the second member of his family to win a flyweight world title after putting on a masterclass to beat South Africa's Moruti Mthalane to claim IBF belt Edwards produced sublime display to inflict a first defeat on Mthalane in 13 years The classy display earned a unanimous 118-111 120-108 115-113 points win The 25-year-old follows his brother Charlie in becoming a world champion 

By Riath Al-Samarrai for MailOnline

Published: 00:36 BST, 1 May 2021 | Updated: 00:53 BST, 1 May 2021


Sunny Edwards has become the second member of his family to win a flyweight world title after a near-flawless performance against South African veteran Moruti Mthalane.

The 25-year-old, younger brother of former WBC champion Charlie Edwards, took the IBF belt by inflicting Mthalane’s first defeat since 2008 at York Hall on Friday night.

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With the exception of a handful of moments in the final three rounds, when he was caught with single shots, Edwards was masterful in keeping Mthalane at range, and dominated the 38-year-old with his jab and excellent movement. 

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