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Eight Stone Paul Edwards Making a Heavyweight Noise


LITTLE big man Paul Edwards is out to steal the thunder from his 18 stone mate David Price next week.

The pair share top-billing their hometown at Liverpool Olympia on Saturday June 11 on Frank Maloney’s latest blockbuster show.

Olympic bronze medallist Price (10-0) faces John McDermott (26-7) in a fascinating British heavyweight title eliminator.

British flyweight champion Paul Edwards (8-0) makes his first title defence against Commonwealth king Chris Edwards (15-14-3).

Edwards won the title when he stopped Shinny Bayaar on a first round cuts stoppage last December and said: “To defend the British title in Liverpool is a dream come true.

“It is brilliant to be fighting on the same bill as Pricey, and hopefully we will make it a special night for Liverpool boxing.”

By the end of this year Maloney expects Edwards to be challenging for European honours and the 2005 ABA title is convinced he’ll become ‘Lord of the Flys’ as a professional.

Edwards, 24, said: “I see a European title down the line, but I need a bit more experience.

“I have never done more than six rounds. If I can get in a couple of 12rounders, I will fight for it.”

Maloney added: “Apart from heavyweight boxing, the flyweights have always been my favourite division

“It is fantastic that the division is coming alive in Britain again and I believe Paul can be the flag bearer.

Other fighters on the talent stacked card include Derry Mathews (27-5) who boxes George Watson (8-4-2), Karl Place (13-0) who comes up against Chad Gaynor (5-0), Rick Godding (13-0), John Quigley (2-0), Liam Vaughan (2-0), Ryan Farrag (3-0) and Anthony Smith.

The show will be televised live by Sky Sports.

Tickets priced £35 and £65 are available0871 226 1508 or

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