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Wilton defeater and MGM puncher secures World title shot

Charlie Edwards the flyweight that beat Luke Wilton on the undercard of Frampton versus Quigg in February has secured a World title shot.

Edwards, who trains alongside Jamie Conlan and Tyrone McKenna in Spain, outpointed Wilton in a WBC International silver flyweight title and British title eliminator in Manchester.

So broken hearted was Belfast’s Wilton post the clash that he hinted he may retire, however the former European title challenger may take solace in the fact he lost to a fighter who it seems is World level after just seven fights. Indeed, Wilton may now feel he was just win away from a World title shot.

Edwards will challenge Johnriel Casimero for the IBF World 112lbs title at The O2 in London on September 10, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Former Team GB star Edwards lands the golden opportunity on the undercard of the mind-bogglingWorld Middleweight title clash between pound-for-pound king Gennady Golovkin and IBF Welterweight ruler Kell Brook.

Casimero landed the IBF flyweight crown in May with a fourth round stoppage over recent Olympic qualifier Amnat Ruenroeng, gaining revenge for a points loss for the belt in June 2015. That win made the 26 year old Filipino a two-weight champion having previously held the IBF light flyweight strap.



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