Ryan Farrag has dismissed social media jibes from WBO European super-flyweight champion Sunny Edwards ahead of their clash on October 26 – insisting the youngster has “embarrassed himself.”
With the pair set to do battle as the headline act on a packed MTK Global show at York Hall – live on BoxNation – Farrag has responded to countless barbs from Edwards suggesting he’s on the downhill.
Farrag said: “When it comes to a fight, there is no war of words. The only war I’m interested in happens in a boxing ring on October 26.
“Sunny has embarrassed himself on social media in my eyes and shown how immature he is. It’s going to play into my hands on the night.
“I’ve been through it all before – talking rubbish to an opponent ahead of a bout. Sunny is still a kid and he hasn’t boxed anyone close to the level I’ve faced. It’ll be tough for him to keep his head and stay focused on the job.
“There’s pressure on him in his hometown as the champion. He’s said a lot on social media about what he’s going to do. Sunny has put all sorts of pressure on himself to perform and if he runs and holds all night, he’s going to look bad.
“There’s no pressure on me at all.”
Sunny: Farrag my first test so career starts here
WBO European super-flyweight champion Sunny Edwards admits the experienced Ryan Farrag presents the first genuine threat to his unbeaten professional record.
The fight headlines the MTK Global show at London’s York Hall on October 26 – live on BoxNation.
Although there has been plenty of negativity between the pair on social media, Edwards (8-0-KO3) is under no illusion as to the step up in facing former English, British and European champion Farrag (19-3-KO5).
Edwards said: “Even though I don’t like the man, I respect him. He’s had a good career and has been a European champion.
“A lot of his wins weren’t proper fights. He hasn’t got proper wins on his record but neither have I. This is my first professional fight in my eyes. These are the sort of fights I came into the game for.
“It’s a good level of fight and I think that’s proven by the fact it’s headlining York Hall live on BoxNation.
“It’s definitely a significant step up for me but it’s well within my capabilities. I’m expecting a tough opponent but how tough of a night it is will be down to me and the style and tactics I use.
“I’ve been in with him in sparring. I know sparring is different but I did two six-round spars with him last year and I’ve only improved since then. I believe I’ve got his number. I think he’s way over the hill now.”
Edwards vs. Farrag tops another stacked card at the home of British boxing with the likes of the unbeaten Johnny Coyle, world-ranked Michael McKinson, promising bantamweight Neslan Machado and elite Kazakh amateurs Sultan Zaurbek and Azhbenov Nurtas in action.
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