• Dexter Hastings

Williams puts on great performance against World Class Edwards


Wolverhampton’s Kyle Williams (28) put on a great performance against the former world champion Charlie Edwards (27) at the York Hall on the Queensberry promotions show Live on BT sports (26.9.20). The former WBC World Flyweight champ Edwards had moved up two weights to Bantamweight for this fight after vacating his title. Williams who was having his 14th fight had only lost 2 of them with both defeats coming in title fights both fighters weighed in at 8 stone 5.

Both fighters got good shots off in the first round, Edward got some eye-catching body shots into nick the round. In the second Williams got on the front foot and went after Edwards, Edwards moved well and countered well to nick the round. The third was another close one with both fighters having joy, could not split them. Edwards controlled the 4th keeping it long using single shots to win the round.


Edwards controlled the pace at the start of the fifth, Williams then caught Edwards with a sweet straight right hand that stunned Edwards. Williams jumped straight on Edwards catching him with another straight right and a nice uppercut, great round for Williams. Round six saw Edwards continued to control the pace and got some good shots off, Williams who just seemed to be enjoying the fight rallied in the second part of the round to get a share of it. Edwards moved well in the seventh and picked his shots well with some great jabs and one, two’s keeping Williams at bay. In the eighth Williams walked Edwards down and piled on the pressure with both fighters going toe to toe with both fighters landing good shots, even round,


Williams showed loads of heart and determination in the ninth as he continued to take the fight to Edwards. Edwards got some cracking shots off but Williams won the round with his pressure fighting. Edwards kept it long in the final round and boxed well with Williams just enjoying himself with a bit of showboating. Great Fight.

The referee scored it 99-91 to Edwards I had it 98-95 Edwards.



Dexter’s Thoughts

What a great fight, Kyle may not have of got the result tonight but he has given his reputation in the boxing community a massive boost with this performance. Edwards is a former world champion and I’m sure he will be again when he drops down to super Flyweight and Williams was not that far behind him. Yes, he lost the fight but was in every round with Edwards just edging a lot of them. Williams can walk away from this fight with his head held high and I’m sure we will see the Black Country fighter in a title fight very soon.