Edwards vs. Curiel: The Co-Main Event for Rodriguez vs. Francisco Showdown

In a high-stakes showdown at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona, on June 29, boxing fans are in for a treat as Sunny Edwards and Adrian Curiel gear up for a 12-round flyweight clash. This electrifying match serves as the chief support bout for the much-anticipated world title showdown between Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada and Jesse “BAM” Rodriguez, set to broadcast live worldwide on DAZN.

For both Edwards (20-1, 4 KOs) and Curiel (24-5-1, 5 KOs), this fight is a crucial opportunity to rebound from recent setbacks and reclaim their positions among the world's elite. Edwards, hailing from England, returns to the scene of his previous defeat, eager to erase the memory of his loss to Rodriguez in a unification bout last December. The bout, which saw Edwards' corner call an end to the fight after nine rounds, marked the first blemish on his previously flawless record and ended his reign as IBF champion, a title he held since April 2021.

Meanwhile, Curiel, representing Mexico, steps up in weight class following a brief but eventful tenure as a titleholder in the 108-pound division. His knockout victory over Sivenathi Nontshinga in November propelled him to the championship status, only to be dethroned in a thrilling rematch just three months later. Now, Curiel sees his clash with Edwards as an opportunity for redemption, fueled by a thirst for revenge and a desire to ascend back to the top of the boxing world.

Both fighters carry the weight of recent defeats, but their determination to emerge victorious shines through. As they prepare to lock horns in the ring, the stage is set for a compelling battle between two former champions hungry to reclaim their glory. And in a year already filled with memorable matchups, Edwards vs. Curiel promises to be a highlight, as both men vie for more than just victory—they seek redemption and a shot at championship glory once again.

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