The European Boxing Union have confirmed on their website an social media that Matchroom Boxing’s Charlie Edwards will be contesting the EBU flyweight title against unbeaten Frenchman Vincent Legrand on the 2nd of March. According to the EBU the bout will be taking place in the principality of Monaco, where the currently vacant title will be contested. The contest is yet to be confirmed by Matchroom Boxing or the promotional team of Legrand.
Edwards (11-1) was recently announced that he will be appearing on the British Beef card promoted by Matchroom Boxing on the 3rd of February which is to be held at the O2 Arena, London, with no opponent scheduled at the time of publication. The former world title challenger to John Riel Casimero in 2016 suffered his first professional loss to Casimero, has since claimed the British super-flyweight title defeating Iain Butcher in April of last year. The Adam Booth trained fighter has since vacated the title with aims of concentrating on continental and world honours.
Vincent Legrand is unbeaten as a professional having racked up 26 straight victories, 16 of which coming inside the distance. Legrand is a former holder of the EBU and European Union titles at flyweight and has been a professional since 2009. The Frenchman is the older statesman between himself and Edwards by two years, standing at 5ft 8.5inches and according to boxrec measurements a considerable reach advantage to Edwards.
As previously stated the contest although confirmed by the EBU is yet to be confirmed by either party’s promotional or management team.