Matchroom Boxing has further strengthened its growing stable with three new signings – unbeaten IBF flyweight champion Sunny Edwards, junior welterweight contender Jack Catterall and super flyweight prospect Shannon Ryan.

Sheffield’s Edwards (19-0, 4 KOs) is determined to unify the flyweight belts before moving on to achieve his goal of becoming a multi-weight world champion. The gifted 27-year-old now finds himself in the perfect place for a unification clash with Mexico’s WBC 112-pound champion Julio Cesar Martinez – a former opponent of his brother, Charlie.

Chorley’s Catterall (26-1, 13 KOs) is determined to make up for lost time and challenge for gold in the 140-pound division once again following his hugely controversial loss to former undisputed junior welterweight champion Josh Taylor in February 2022.

Watford’s Ryan (4-0) is managed by two-time unified heavyweight champion Anthony's Joshua’s 258 Management. The former O2 employee has made a perfect start to life in the paid ranks since making her professional debut at OVO Arena Wembley last March by winning all four of her contests in impressive fashion as she looks to become the latest face of women’s boxing.

“I’m extremely excited at this stage of my career to be partnering up with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing,” Edwards said. “Eddie has always been one of the most influential men on the boxing circuit since I’ve been involved in the sport and the conversations were simple, we both want to deliver the biggest fights possible every time.

“I’m hoping to be out June/July time. I’d originally hoped I’d have been out a little bit earlier in this year, but a rest after a few busy years boxing has done me good. I’m not content defending world titles, I need more.

“First I want to unify whilst collecting the Ring magazine title. It has always been a big dream of mine to hold arguably the biggest prize in boxing today. It seems as if Martinez is the man for that, but at this point it’s whoever comes first. I’m looking forward to the challenges ahead whatever they may be, bring me the fighter they tell me I can’t beat, and repeat.”

“I’m excited for the next phase of my career,” Catterall said. “Teaming up with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing and DAZN is a massive step in the right direction for me. There are going to be some huge nights in the future and I’m excited to get the ball rolling and to be involved in some career-defining fights over the next couple of years. I have been working tremendously hard in the gym and I will be ready for any opportunity that presents itself. I’m grateful to be in this position and I’m looking forward to kicking off a successful relationship with Matchroom and DAZN.”

“I’m very excited to start this next chapter of my career under the Matchroom Boxing promotional banner,” Ryan said. “I look forward to being able to showcase my skills on the big stage and to millions of people around the world on DAZN. Being in those big fights and collecting those world titles is why I am in this sport and with the backing of my team, 258 Management, O2 and Matchroom Boxing, I’m confident that I can fulfil my potential.”