Watch Edwards, Buatsi and Okolie on Saturday at 19.00 on the Copper Box Arena bill at Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action.

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Charlie Edwards faces tough WBC title defense, says Eddie Hearn

Charlie Edwards faces tough WBC title defense, says Eddie Hearn

Charlie Edwards had no problem reaching the Flyweight limit before his WBC title defense against Angel Moreno on Saturday's live on Sky Sports.

The 26-year-old makes the first defense of his 115-pound title against Moreno, with Joshua Buatsi and Lawrence Okolie also appearing in the Copper Box Arena bill.

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Edwards, who claimed the prestigious green and gold belt in December with a classic win over Cristofer Rosales, dropped 6 ounces at 7st 13lbs while the Spanish challenger weighed 7st 13lbs 4oz.

Edwards was a bit heavier on the scales than Moreno

Edwards was a bit heavier on the scales than Moreno

The undefeated Buatsi reached 12st 5lbs 7oz and Liam Conroy was 12st 5lbs 9oz ahead of their fight for the vacant British light heavyweight title.

Joshua Buatsi and Liam Conroy contest the belt of Lonsdale

Joshua Buatsi and Liam Conroy contest the belt of Lonsdale

British champion Okolie was 14st 3lbs 3oz for his cruiserweight showdown with Commonwealth owner Wadi Camacho, who also lay within the 200lbs limit at 14st 3lbs 1oz.

Irish middleweight Jason Quigley, who fights in the UK for the first time after winning 15 victories in America, weighed 11st 9lbs 5oz and Finnish opponent Mathias Eklund 11st 2lbs 10oz.

Lewis Ritson also returns in super-light weight

Lewis Ritson also returns in super-light weight

Lewis Ritson weighed 9st 13lbs 7oz for his first super light-weight fight against Argentine opponent German Argentino Benitez with 9st 13lbs 6oz.

Shannon Courtenay tipped 8th 8lbs 5oz for her four-round debut with friendly Cristina Busuioc 8st 8lbs 7oz.

Shannon Courtenay starts her professional career this weekend

Shannon Courtenay starts her professional career this weekend

Watch Charlie Edwards defend the WBC title against Angel Moreno. Joshua Buatsi and Lawrence Okolie are at the Sky Sports Main Event on Saturday from 7pm and Sky Sports Action in the Copper Box Arena Act.

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