Advertisement
Advertisement

Chilemba Discusses Erdei Fight, Ward-Dawson, More

By Ryan Burton

Light heavyweight contender Isaac Chilemba (19-1-1) faces former champion Zsolt Erdei (33-0) on September 29th at the Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut in a fight televised by HBO. Chilemba, who held the IBO title in the super middleweight division, talks about the keys to coming out with a victory, his future and more in this exclusive BoxingScene.com interview. 

BoxingScene.com: First off give us your thoughts on your upcoming fight versus Zsolt Erdei.

Isaac Chilemba: It will be my biggest fight up to date so I’m excited and grateful for being given this opportunity.

BoxingScene.com:  What is the key to you coming away with the victory?

Isaac Chilemba: Dedication, discipline and my desire to achieve are all at the forefront of my game plan.

BoxingScene.com: This is your first fight on HBO. You must be excited.  How does it feel to be fighting on a premier network?

Isaac Chilemba: It is a huge opportunity and I am not taking it lightly.  I am working ten times harder than ever to prove I have earned a rightful place on networks like HBO.

BoxingScene.com: Erdei is a former champion and undefeated fighter. What do you think a win over him does for your career?

Isaac Chilemba: I too am a former world champion and his unbeaten record does not intimidate me at all as he has never fought an opponent like me. A win over him will help me reach my goal of stepping into the ring as a challenger for the world title and will bring me closer to becoming the world’s greatest.

BoxingScene.com: If you get the win like you plan who would you like to fight in the future?

Isaac Chilemba: Any and all of the top ranked fighters in my division.

BoxingScene.com: You had a draw against Thomas Oosthuizen in 2010. Would you like to fight him again?

Isaac Chilemba: That is a question you should ask him. As I said I am ready to step in the ring with anyone to prove I am the world’s greatest.

BoxingScene.com: There is a big fight coming up a division below you between Andre Ward and Chad Dawson. Who do you think wins that fight and why?

Isaac Chilemba: I think both fighters are talented fighters however I think Ward stands a better chance of winning as he is a spoiler.

BoxingScene.com: Do you have a message for the fans out there?

Isaac Chilemba: I want to say thanks for all their support and I hope to keep them entertained and give them a good night of fighting come the 29th of September.

Send questions or comments to [email protected] Follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter and tune in to The Boxing Lab, BoxingScene.com's official audio on Tuesdays. The show is hosted by Ernie Gabion, Luis Sandoval and Ryan Burton

Tags: Isaac Chilemba image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ddangerous on 08-29-2012

[QUOTE=King-;12459686]I'm looking forward to this one. This is an important and underrated fight in the LHW division.[/QUOTE] Most definitely. Both of these guys are solid contenders whose names belong in the mix with the likes of Cloud, Pascal, Dawson, and…

Comment by King_ on 08-28-2012

I'm looking forward to this one. This is an important and underrated fight in the LHW division.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Jose Felix Pumped For Return, Hopes To Get Terry Flanagan Canelo, Conor McGregor Trade Words Over 'Cherry Picking' Claim Cuadras: Chocolatito Has an Appointment With a Knockout Photos: Christian Gonzalez, Edgar Valerio, Nava Open Workouts Photos: Danny Roman, LaRon Mitchell Ready For 'New Blood' Photos: Guerrero vs. Peralta, Angulo vs. Hernandez Face To Face Roberto Duran's 'No Mas' Trunks Hit The Auction Block Photos: Tishchenko Honored For Gold Medal By Vladimir Putin Fox Sports 1 Pleased With Latest Ratings Figure For PBC Show Guy Robb Vows To Control Pace and Outbox Miguel Marriaga Michael Conlan Has NO FEAR of AIBA's Threats of Action Jose Benavidez's Father Gives Details, Update on Son's Shooting Tomasz Adamek Ponders a Final Ring Return For 2017 Canelo: A Shame Mexicans Criticize Their Athletes So Much! Nietes vs. Sosa: Mark Magsayo To Face Garcia on The Undercard David Price, Anthony Ogogo To Feature on Braehmer-Cleverly Canelo Expects Liam Smith To Bring The Fight To Him Ricky Burns To Face Mandatory Kiryl Relikh On Return Jose Benavidez Jr. Shot in Arizona, Taken To The Hospital Bryant Perrella-Yordenis Ugas on September 27, PBC on FS1 Giovanni De Carolis-Tyron Zeuge Rematch on November 5th Golovkin's Coach: Ward Beats Everyone at 175 - Except Kovalev! Vargas is Open To Facing Crawford After Stunning Pacquiao Sam Maxwell Turns Over, Joins MGM: Will Debut In October Golovkin Warns Saunders: My Goal is The WBO Belt, I Want it Next Anthony Crolla: I'll Have Jorge Linares Rematch in Las Vegas Williams-Patterson, Eubank Jr-Langford Confirmed For October 22 In Cardiff Derry Mathews Confident: I'll Dig Deep With Luke Campbell! Upton Brothers Leave Ricky Hatton Over "Turbulent Private Life" Dillian Whyte, Dereck Chisora Could Collide in December Smith Backs Froch: Kovalev is Best Pound For Pound Fighter! Amir Khan Says Land For Boxing Academy is Now in Dispute Team USA: Olympic Postmortem De La Hoya on Canelo-GGG: We Can't Afford To Wait Beyond 2017 Chocolatito: Cuadras Talks A lot, But I'll Prove it in The Ring! Golovkin: No Big Fights at 168, I Make 160 Easy - I'm Not Big 160 Juanma: Business Opportunity Made Me Return, Not Vazquez Morrison, Golub, Baranchyk, Peterkin Head To 9/23 ShoBox Robert Guerrero: I'm Ready For a World Title Shot Right Now! Photos: Gennady Golovkin, Roman Gonzalez Big Bear Media Day
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement