Edner Cherry Continues Quest For World Boxing Title On June 4th
By Media Report on Doghouse Boxing (May 28, 2010)    
Former NABF and NABA lightweight champion Edner “Cherry Bomb” Cherry, 27-6-2 (15), is looking to continue his winning streak to four, as he steps back into the ring on June 4th, at the Ala Carte Pavilion in Tampa, Fl. Cherry will be taking on upset specialist and former NABA featherweight title holder Johnnie Edwards, 15-5 (8), in the twelve round main event. The bout will be for the NABO super featherweight title belt and will move the winner into contention for the WBO super featherweight title belt and a shot at current WBO super feather weight champion Ramon Martinez, 23-0-1 (14).

Since dropping a decision to WBO junior welterweight champion Timothy Bradley, Cherry has changed management and trainers, signing with TKO Boxing Promotions, and winning his last three bouts by stoppage. Cherry seems to have rejuvenated his love for the sport, along with the ferocity that first drew the world’s attention. Cherry is somewhat familiar with his June 4th opponent, both having fought on the same card in 2008 On the May 2008 card, Cherry stopped former lightweight world champion Stevie Johnston in the tenth round and in the co-main event, Edwards stopped former featherweight champion Freddie Norwood in the seventh.“Edwards is a great fighter and a really nice guy” said Cherry of his opponent, “But when the bell rings, it’s all business. We can hang out after the fight, but in between the ropes, it won’t be friendly! I have been training hard and having one of the best camps of my life!”

In his brief career, Johnnie Edwards has made a name for himself as an upset specialist defeating former champ Norwood twice, and winning the NABA featherweight title by defeating contender Angel Chacon in 2007. Edwards has been stopped only once in his career, suffering a first round stoppage by rising superstar Yuriorkis Gamboa in 2008.

Edner Cherry holds wins over the aforementioned Johnston, two over former Floyd Mayweather Jr. protégé Wes Ferguson, and handed featherweight contender Monty Meza Clay his first loss. Along his career Cherry has won several title belts to include the NABA and NABF lightweight titles, WBC USNBC lightweight title, WBC CABOFE lightweight title and the NBA Intercontinental lightweight title. In 2008, Cherry stepped into the ring against WBC light welterweight champion Timothy Bradley, a fighter in most people’s pound for pound top ten, but lost a hard fought 12 round decision.

The June 4th fight will take place in Tampa’s Ala Carte Pavilion, a true showcase for boxing, having hosted many ESPN Friday Night Fights. The card is being presented by TKO Boxing Promotions. For ticket information call 404-787-7593, but hurry because the card is selling out quickly. Edner is available this week for interviews.

For press inquiries regarding Edner Cherry, please contact Bob Carroll at fightinwords1490@yahoo.com.

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