The 26-year-old produced his finest performance to date to win all 12 rounds on each of the three ringside judges’ scorecards, earning a unanimous decision via scores of 120-107 having also knocked Moreno down in the eighth.
Edwards, who fought with such confidence he even indulged in instances of showboating, said: “I want to build a legacy for the British boxing fans. Whoever is next I’m ready. I want to unify, and I want to build a legacy.
“I’m obsessed with this game. I’m obsessed with bettering myself day in, day out. I like to prove everyone wrong. This is a dream come true.
“My boxing IQ has gone up ten-fold. My trainer Grant Smith, the more time we are working together the better we’re getting. My career is going to be very very beautiful under this man.
“He did give me a telling off. I got a bit carried away, it was my first title defence, I felt comfortable in there and I wanted to do a bit of ‘show-time’. I knew once I got that telling off not to do it again.”