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Isaac Chilemba Inks Promotional With Main Events

TOTOWA, NJ - Main Events announced today that they have signed an exclusive promotional contract with South African light heavyweight Isaac Chilemba, 20-2-2, 9 KOs. The 26 year old Chilemba was born in Malawi and has fought the majority of his bouts in South Africa.

Nicknamed "Golden Boy", Chilemba turned professional in 2005, and won several African titles during his eight years in the ring as a 168 and 175 pounder. Chilemba's collection of championships include the African Boxing Union super middleweight title, the WBO Africa light heavyweight title, African Boxing Union light heavyweight title, WBC International light heavyweight title, the IBO super middleweight title, and the WBC International light heavyweight title.

Chilemba holds victories over perennial contender Edison Miranda (W10), then-undefeated Maxim Vlassov (W10), and dangerous trial horse Rayco Saunders (W8), all in the United States. In his last two bouts, Chilemba went 24 rounds in the UK with Liverpool Bomber Tony Bellew (D12, L12), in bouts for the WBC Silver light heavyweight title.

With his excellent international experience and solid record, Chilemba is likely to quickly break into the talented top-tier of the current light heavyweight scene.

Chilemba said, "I am pleased to be with Main Events and I look forward to getting back in the ring. Everything happens for a reason."

"Isaac gave Maxim Vlasov, Thomas Oosthuizen and Doudou Ngumbu their first loss. All three are world rated fighters today. Also, arguably, he should hold one win over Tony Bellew, as they fought to a draw in Liverpool earlier this year . Isaac's most impressive fights occurred during times when he was very active. We believe that the combination of activity and the exposure he will receive fighting on the NBC Sports Network will create the right environment to bring out his full potential," said promoter Kathy Duva. "We are excited to work with him and his manager, our long time friend, Damian Ramirez."

Chilemba is expected to make his first start under the Main Events banner before the end of the year.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MDPopescu on 10-03-2013

[QUOTE=The Vision...;13805391]I wonder if he"ll get a shot at Kovalev now.[/QUOTE] Duva didn't have Chilemba signed in order to let Kovalev kill him.

Comment by Evil Abed on 10-03-2013

I wonder if he"ll get a shot at Kovalev now.

Comment by Phatfarm1980 on 10-03-2013

Breaking news.......

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