This victory was for mum. A very proud Terry Edwards got the perfect Christmas present a WBC world flyweight belt courtesy from her son Charlie who finally claimed his dream come true at The O2, North Greenwich last Saturday, writes Ziad Chaudry.

The 25-year-old from Croydon produced a brilliant display for a 12 round unanimous decision (118-110, 117-111, 116-112) over Nicaragua's defending champion Cristofer Rosales.

A week after younger brother Sunny won the WBO Intercontinental super-flyweight crown at Brentwood Centre last fortnight this was the perfect icing on the Christmas cake for the whole Edwards family.

"That's for you mum, that's for you," said emotional Edwards, now 14 wins in 15 outings, who dedicated the victory to his mother Terry who has been battling against cancer.

"When she was ill she told me never to give up on my dream and I'm going to get there, that's my mum."

Since losing to former IBF champion John-Riel Casimero two years ago, Edwards went on a five win streak including picking up the British super-flyweight title and hooking up with Sheffield trainer Grant Smith.

And former Earlsfield ABC rep Edwards heaped praise on the Steel City trainer for last Saturday's stunning success.

"I just want to say a massive thank you to Grant Smith," Edwards continued. "He's turned me into a different fighter now. The last year we've been working together he believed in me and given me 120 percent.

"I believed when the fight got announced I was going to bed with a picture on my wall visualising. It's a dream come true.

"I'm lost for words. I've had a lot of doubters along the way and that why I've come out to that song 'you should've never doubted me.' "

Edwards, promoted by Matchroom Boxing's Eddie Hearn, now wants to clean up the world flyweight division with Ukraine's WBA ruler Artem Dalskian, South Africa's IBF champion Moruti Mthalane and WBO belt holder from Japan Kosei Tanaka all on the Croydon man's raider.

"I want to unify the decision," he added. "I don't know what's next, I'll leave this to Eddie Hearn, my management team MTK and the man Grant Smith.

"When I took this fight because I'm ready for anyone and everyone. I'm not here to dodged anyone, I'm here to fight everyone."

Croydon's last world professional boxing champion ITV Sport pundit Duke McKenzie actually won the IBF version of the world flyweight title 30 years ago when he stopped then defending champion from Philippines Rolando Bohol in 11 rounds at the now closed Wembley Conference Centre so Edwards sits in pretty good company.

Also on the Matchroom Boxing bill fellow Croydon resident Joshua Buatsi retained his WBA International light-heavyweight mantle with a first round stoppage over Australia's former IBO world super-middleweight champion Renold Quinlan.