Charlie Edwards Welcomes Emotion of World Title Glory
Charlie Edwards has confirmed his mother as an inspiration behind his WBC world flyweight glory.
The Surrey fighter (14-1-KO6) produced a masterclass to dethrone Cristofer Rosales in December – erasing the memory of his previous world title defeat to John Riel Casimero back in 2016.
Edwards said: “The reason the scenes in the dressing room with my Mum were so beautiful is because they were real. You can’t beat something that’s real.
“This has been a long time coming. I promised my Mum this a long time ago. The road has been up and down and it’s a huge build up of emotion. I was so delighted to fulfil the promise and that’ll never, ever be taken away from me.
“I think it’s inspired a lot of people. Too many people in this day and age want to make out they’re this or that. It’s okay for a man to get emotional and upset but it gets hidden a lot.
“I think this might have touched a lot of males’ hearts because they know deep down that it’s okay to feel like that.
“My life hasn’t changed too drastically since I won that belt. I’m just spending time with my family and done normal things.”
On his future, Edwards added: “I’m by no means the complete fighter yet. I’ve still got a lot to learn and it’s just about developing day in, day out. I’m looking forward to getting back to Sheffield and picking up where we left off with the training.”
Source: MTK Global