Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Flyweight
Who won Rosales vs Edwards?
Charlie Edwards beat Cristofer Rosales by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 22nd December 2018 at The O2 Arena in London.
The scorecards were announced as 112-116 in favor of winner Charlie Edwards.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 112 pounds (8 stone or 50.8 KG).
This contest was for the WBC flyweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Dillian Whyte beating Derek Chisora. Also, on the undercard Joshua Buatsi beat Renold Quinlan, David Price defeated Tom Little and Ryan Walsh was victorious over Reece Bellotti for the BBBOC British Featherweight championship.
Rosales vs Edwards stats
Back in December 2018, Cristofer Rosales stepped into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Charlie Edwards made his way to the ring with a record of 13 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Rosales had a large advantage in power over Edwards, boosting at 68% knock out percentage over Edwards' 46%.
Cristofer Rosales was the younger man by 2 years, at 24 years old.
Rosales had a height advantage of 1 inch over Edwards. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Both Cristofer Rosales & Charlie Edwards fought out of an orthodox stance.
Rosales was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 17 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 1 year and 8 months earlier than Edwards, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 133 more professional rounds, 266 to Edwards' 133.
Charlie Edwards was ranked number 15 by the WBC in the 112lb division.
Rosales vs Edwards form
Rosales had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Paddy Barnes on 18th August 2018 by knockout in the 4th round in their WBC World Flyweight championship fight at Windsor Park, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Daigo Higa on 15th April 2018 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBC World Flyweight championship fight at Arena, Kanagawa, Japan.
Going into that contest, he had won against Alexander Taylor on 24th November 2017 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Puerto Salvador Allende, Managua, Nicaragua.
Before that, he had beat Martin Tecuapetla on 28th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Nuevo Gimnasio Nicarao, Managua.
He had been beaten by Andrew Selby on 26th May 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, United Kingdom.
Edwards had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Anthony Nelson on 16th June 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Metro Radio Arena, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Ricky Little on 3rd February 2018 by technical knockout in the 1st round at The O2 Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had won against Craig Derbyshire on 13th October 2017 by points in the 8th round at York Hall, London.
Before that, he had defeated Iain Butcher on 15th April 2017 by unanimous decision in their BBBOC British Super Flyweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow.
He had beat Georgi Georgiev on 26th November 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Cristofer Rosales had been fighting more than Charlie Edwards.
Going to this contest, Cristofer Rosales had last fought 4 months and 4 days ago, while Charlie Edwards' last outing had been 6 months and 6 days ago.
Rosales' last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 6 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
Edwards' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 27 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.4 rounds on average.
What time did Rosales vs Edwards start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM GMT at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 4:00 PM EST or 1:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Rosales vs Edwards?
Rosales vs Edwards was broadcast on Sky Box Office HD in the UK.
What were the odds on Rosales vs Edwards?
Cristofer Rosales was a 57/100 (-180) favourite going into the contest, while Charlie Edwards made his way into the ring at 69/50 (+140) with oddsmakers.