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Charlie Edwards has vacated his WBC flyweight title after expressing concerns regarding earning 112lbs through his from Julio Cesar Martinez five weeks ago.
Martinez was announced the winner from knockout on the undercard of Vasiliiy Lomachenko-Luke Campbell on August 31, but replays showed the blow came after Edwards had taken a knee.
The end result was so abbreviated as Edwards retained his crown and, although WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman said moments later thata direct rematch is going to be ordered, the Londoner has made a decision to move up in fat.
At a letter to Sulaiman, Edwards wrote:It actually scared me about how much I was putting my health at stake and I cant risk causing harm to myself because health is the single most important thing in life.
I am gutted because I appreciate being WBC world champion so proud in order to maintain history as WBC flyweight world champion.
I need to continue to reflect the WBC and really, really wish to push through the super flyweight rankings and convince (sic) the super flyweight title.
However, I wanted to let you understand first before anyone else that I will be vacating the title to move up and struggle at the new weight.
Before comfortably outpointing Angel Moreno in March edwards, who has won 15 of his 17 competitions, became world champion with a decision win last year.

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