There is a new name among the professional boxing ranks, but it is one that will be familiar to a lot of fans.

Sunny Edwards has signed pro forms with Macklin’s Gym Marbella (MGM) and has targeted a century of fights in a long and successful career.

The Beddington born bruiser is following in the footsteps of older brother Charlie, who turned pro last year and has seven wins from seven bouts under his belt.

Like his brother, Sunny learned his boxing skills in a hugely successful amateur career, which included six national titles – the most recent being the senior ABA crown last year.

Now the 20-year-old flyweight only has eyes on professional titles, although he knows there is much hard work needed before then.

“Going professional is what all these years in the amateurs have been preparing me for,” he said.

“I’ve served my apprenticeship and I’m ready to get my pro career under way.

“I know that on my day I can beat anyone – and no one would have an easy fight against me because my style is too awkward and unpredictable.”

He added: “Realistically I’ll need a few fights to adjust my trade, but I’m going for the big fights.”

Boxing has been in the Edwards family for generations, and Sunny and his brother would train in a ring set up by dad Larry in the front garden of their home in south London.

And while training in the Spanish sun is a world away from those early days, there is a confidence in Sunny borne out of the hard graft.

He said: “I want to fight anyone and everyone. I have always had the figure of 100 pro fights – who in this day and age says that?

“I know it’s a pipe dream and my career will be guided by my management team at MGM, but with my style I am looking to have a long and successful career.”

He added: “I won’t ever be afraid to put it all on the line, especially not when I get to the level I want to be at.”

His MGM team said: “We are delighted to announce the signing of Sunny to MGM.

“We have kept a close eye on him in the past 12 months and are excited about the future together.

“We believe we will have him challenging for titles very soon.”