Charlie Edwards vacates WBC flyweight title over weight concerns

Charlie Edwards has vacated his WBC flyweight title after expressing concerns about making 112lbs throughout his against Julio Cesar Martinez five weeks ago.
Martinez was declared the winner by knockout but replays showed after Edwards had taken a knee, the last blow came.
The end result was so overturned as Edwards kept his crown although WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman said moments later thatan immediate rematch will be arranged, the Londoner has chosen to move up in weight.
In a letter to Sulaiman, Edwards wrote:It actually scared me about how much I had been putting my health at stake and I can not risk causing damage to myself as health is the one most important thing in existence.
I am gutted because I appreciate being WBC world champion so proud in order to maintain history since WBC flyweight world champion.
I wish to continue to represent the WBC and really, really wish to push on through the super flyweight ranks and persuade (sic) the super flyweight title.
However, I wanted to allow you to know first before anyone else I shall be vacating the name to move up and challenge at the new weight.
Before comfortably outpointing Angel Moreno at March edwards, who has won 15 of the 17 specialist contests, became world champion with a decision win over Cristofer Rosales in December a year.

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