Charlie Edwards will be back in the ring on Saturday in what he calls a “ticking over” bout.

The WBC international silver flyweight champion is fighting on the Saureland Show in Berlin on the undercard of the WBA World super middleweight title fight between Tyron Zeuge and Giovanni de Carolis.

Edwards, who is still waiting on the identity of his opponent, is hopeful for bigger fights on the horizon, but for the time being, the 23-year-old is happy to stave off any ring rust.

“I had a lot of fights last year. My last fight was in February when I injured my hand, it sort of buckled, so I was happy to take time out and let it recover,” Edwards said.

“This is a ticking over fight, just to keep fresh, but it will be a good experience to fight in Germany and try to get more fans around the world.”

He added: “I had to rest my hand for four weeks, then I started sparring again and it went straightaway with the first jab.

“I went to a hand specialist and got a cortisone injection, and then I had to rest for a further six weeks, and now it’s feeling really strong.

“It was frustrating not being able to train, but I still did all the other strength and conditioning things I normally do.

“If anything it gave me a little breather. I am only young. I have a long career ahead of me and I think that everything happens for a reason.”

Edwards’ younger brother Sunny turned pro last month in the flyweight division, but Edwards snr says there is no chance the pair will meet in the ring.

He said: “We’re brothers and we’re really close - we’re living together in Marbella - and we would never meet and never fight.

“We love each other, we’re going through this career by helping each other out, and we would not put our relationship on the line.”

He added: “We push each other the whole way, in everything in running, strengthening, bags and pads, we’re always trying to outshine each other.

“We spar, and he is one of the best I could have for sparring, he is so awkward and tricky, it’s a 50-50 spar.”