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Eddie Hearn on board with Moruti Mthalane-Charlie Edwards unification

The two hold the IBF and WBC flyweight titles, respectively

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With his mandatory obligation out of the way, IBF flyweight champ Moruti Mthalane has his sights set on a unification match with WBC titlist Charlie Edwards, and Eddie Hearn looks to be on board.

Edwards is similarly invested.

The fight shouldn’t be difficult to make, as both men fight under MTK Global banner.

Edwards (15-1, 6 KO) fell short in his first world title bid, a 2016 TKO loss to Johnriel Casimero. He’s since won seven straight, defeating Cristofer Rosales for the WBC belt and dominating Angel Moreno last March in his first title defense.

Before beating mandatory challenger Masayuki Kuroda in hostile territory this morning, Mthalane (38-2, 25 KO) survived a knockdown to edge Muhammad Waseem for the vacant belt last July and subsequently knocked out Masahiro Sakamoto on New Year’s Eve.

So long as the WBC doesn’t make Edwards fight #1 contender Julio Cesar Martinez, this looks like a very real possibility. 2019 hasn’t given us much to cheer for, but the ongoing wave of unifications is definitely a welcome change.

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