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Eddie Chambers Brings in Steward For Thompson Bout

By Edward Chaykovsky

According to heavyweight contender Eddie Chambers (36-2, 18KOs), Emanuel Steward is now his head trainer. Chambers is scheduled to fight Tony Thompson (36-2, 24KOs) in an IBF eliminator. The fight is likely going to take place on the Andre Ward-Carl Froch super middleweight unification on October 29th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Froch-Ward will be televised by Showtime, but there is no indication if the network plans to televise the heavyweight bout.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Dave Rado on 08-18-2011

[QUOTE=BostonGuy;11008767]Isn't this a 'conflict of interest' in that Stewart is Wlad's main trainer and if Chambers beats Thompson he will be the mandatory challenger?...[/QUOTE] That's the first thought that struck me when I saw the headline. How can Steward train…

Comment by BostonGuy on 08-18-2011

Isn't this a 'conflict of interest' in that Stewart is Wlad's main trainer and if Chambers beats Thompson he will be the mandatory challenger?...

Comment by Arthur Dayne on 08-18-2011

The faster Eddie Chambers will outbox Tony Thompson and win a clear decision, something like 116-112 on the cards.

Comment by Steak on 08-18-2011

Do whatever you wish Chambers, it doesnt matter, Thompson will break you.

Comment by MarcianoFan on 08-18-2011

Two top 10 heavyweights fighting each other, and what amounts to the US Title on the line...aside from the fact that Thompson fights like a robot, I don't see a lot not to be excited about as heavyweights go.

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