CHARLIE EDWARDS wants to share a world title coronation with his baby brother but NOT a barber.
The former WBC flyweight world champ will enjoy a behind-closed-doors tune-up on September 26, one month after super-talented little sibling Sunny dazzled to a points win with silky skills and shock pigtails.
Sunny Edwards is a super-talented young fighter with his own style
The dream now is for 27-year-old Charlie to move up to super-fly and claim another crown on the same night Sunny, 24, bags his first world title, in a British boxing first.
But shared in-ring success is where Charlie wants the similarities to end after his bro went rogue with his school-girl haircut.
Charlie told SunSport: “I was in the arena when Sunny boxed last month so I know what to expect fighting without any fans.
“He put on a great show and we both now have serious ambitions of landing world titles next year and the dream is for it to be on the same night.
“It has always been our crazy dream, growing up as kids, and now I have moved over and joined him in the Frank Warren stable it has made it a much closer possibility.
“One thing I won’t take credit for is that barnet, though. I thought mine was dodgy when I just bleached it blonde but he trumped that ten-fold.”
Charlie, 5ft 6in, was gambling with his health boiling down to make 8st for his world title run so his next assault will be in the super-fly division.
The move has come at the perfect time as he recently proposed to his pregnant prank-loving girlfriend who is also a top-class nutritionist helping him pile on the right pounds.
He said: “I couldn’t really let her go could I?”
“I was killing myself making flyweight and I can feel so much more power coming back into my punching now I am able to eat and train with some energy for a change.
“The fact the woman I love and the mother of my child is also a brilliant cook and nutritionist could not be more perfect.
“I even proposed to her in the kitchen while she was making something for us to eat after we had trained.
“I had planned a very different proposal but it just felt so right and once I managed to stop crying I managed to ask her and she said yes.”
Baby Edwards will arrive in January and the young Sheffield-based family will find out the gender of their addition soon after the York Hall bout.
The 15-1 ace – who relinquished his crown after a no-contest with Julio Cesar Martinez last August to move up – hopes to have a little girl so his first born does not have the pressure of following in his dad's footsteps.
He said: “As long as the baby is healthy I really don’t mind what we have but I have probably thought more of having a girl because I know the sort of pressure that would be on my son to be a boxer.
“But the women’s game is so impressive right now, with some absolute superstars in headline-grabbing fights, so maybe I could have a world champion daughter in a few years time.
“After doing the world-title double as brothers, doing it as father and daughter would be amazing too.”
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