Philadelphia, PA—Junior lightweight and lightweight contender Edner “Cherry Bomb” Cherry has signed an exclusive promotional agreement with Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc.
The 31-year-old Cherry, of Wauchula, FL, has not lost a fight in more than five years and is unbeaten in eight fights in that time span. A pro since 2001, Cherry has a record of 31-6-2, 17 K0s, and is on the verge of another world rating at 130 or 135 pounds.
“I’m very glad to be part of Peltz Boxing,” Cherry said. “Mr. (J Russell) Peltz has an excellent reputation and track record as a promoter. I’m glad to be working with him and I’m sure he’ll take me to a world championship. I’m the strongest junior lightweight in the world. My time is now.”
Cherry’s last setback in 2008, was via 12-round decision to Tim Bradley for the WBA lightweight title.
Going 7-0-1 since then, Cherry scored one of his biggest career victories last Feb. 16 in Atlantic City when he stopped Vicente Escobido, of Woodland, CA, in three rounds.
A former NABA and NABF lightweight champion, Cherry has beaten Monte Meza Clay, of Rankin, PA; Daniel Alicea, of Puerto Rico; ex-WBC lightweight champion Stevie Johnston, of Denver, CO.
“I’ve seen Cherry fight several times on television and I like his style,” said Peltz. “I cannot understand why he hasn’t received more attention, considering his record, the caliber of his opposition and the fact that he has not lost in his last eight fights.”
Cherry is managed by Patrick Dojanin Alberto Falcon. He is trained by Tony Morgan. He expects to return to action in January.