Charlie Edwards has vacated his WBC flyweight title after expressing concerns regarding earning 112lbs through his against Julio Cesar Martinez five weeks ago.
Martinez was announced the winner from third-round knockout but replays showed the blow came after Edwards had taken a knee.
The end result was therefore abbreviated as Edwards kept his crown and, although WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman said moments later thata direct rematch will be arranged, the Londoner has opted to move up in weight.
In a letter to Sulaiman, Edwards wrote:It actually scared me how much I was putting my health at stake and I can not risk causing damage to myself because health is the single most important thing in life.
Im gutted because I appreciate being WBC world champion and so proud in order to be in history since WBC flyweight world champion.
I want to continue to reflect the WBC and really want to push through the super flyweight rankings and convince (sic) the super flyweight title.
However, I wanted to allow you to understand first before anyone else that I shall be vacating the title to move up and struggle at the new weight.
Earlier comfortably outpointing Angel Moreno at March edwards, who has won 15 of his 17 contests, became world champion with a unanimous decision win over Cristofer Rosales in December last year.
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