Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Mchunu Showered With Offers After Chambers Win

Last Saturday night, Thabiso Mchunu beat Eddie Chambers on points in a cruiserweight bout in Uncasville, Connecticut, by 99-91 on two cards and 97-93 on the third against a former heavyweight title contender, registering the best victory of his career. Mchunu had hardly any trouble in keeping the experienced Chambers at bay and picked his punches well throughout. Rated seventh by the WBC, Mchunu probably put himself in line for more lucrative bouts against good opponents. He improved his professional record to 14-1, with 10 knockouts. Chambers dropped to 36-3, including 18 short-cut wins.

The 31-year-old American had fought the likes of Samuel Peter, Wladimir Klitschko and Alexander Povetkin. He fought at heavyweight for most of his 13 years as a professional but recently dropped to the cruiserweight division.

Mchunu, a 24-year-old southpaw, had never fought outside South Africa before taking part in this bout.

SAPA reports that promoter Damian Michael said after the bout: "They said I was crazy to throw Thabiso into the lion's den at this stage of his career but I recognised a special talent; my decision has been vindicated. He is now, in my book, South Africa's most exciting and hard-hitting boxing prospect."

Michael said he had already been inundated with offers for Mchunu, who won the SA Super 8 series last year, to fight in the United States again.

"His immediate career is in America but he [returned to] South Africa on Tuesday to continue training while negotiations for his next fight are concluded."

Tags: Thabiso Mchunu image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by richardt on 08-09-2013

[QUOTE=spacemanza;13631768]hey.the reason he lost that fight was that he was tired going in. he overtrained in the lead up to the fight and just didn't have enough left for the actual event. it actually was a great lesson to learn…

Comment by spacemanza on 08-09-2013

[QUOTE=richardt;13629352]For a guy with his body type and decent KO record, he is quite a solid Boxer, slick. How was he stopped by some guy named Zack Mwekassa who is 13-3??[/QUOTE] hey. the reason he lost that fight was that…

Comment by richardt on 08-08-2013

For a guy with his body type and decent KO record, he is quite a solid Boxer, slick. How was he stopped by some guy named Zack Mwekassa who is 13-3??

Comment by VatoMulatto on 08-08-2013

I'd like to see him fight someone like Marco Huck. He's ready for anyone in the CW division.

Comment by Cloud on 08-08-2013

It sucks that the Cruiserweight division doesn't get it's dues because the fights can be brilliant.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (17)
Top Headlines Photos: Mike Lee, Chris Traietti - Ready For Chicago Showdown Jorge Linares Update on Hand Injury, Crolla Rematch Clause Petrov vs. Perez WBA Title Eliminator - Photos, Weights Juanma Lopez vs. Wilfredo Vazquez Pushed Back To Oct. 29 Erick De Leon vs. Aldimar Santos, Oct. 28 on UniMas Eddie Hearn Shakes His Head at Lee Selby's Inactivity Adam Lopez vs. Carlos Valcarcel on November 12 in Philadelphia Photo: Victor Ortiz Mugshot Released For DUI Arrest Callum Smith-Luke Blackledge British Title Clash In Play, Nov. 26 Pacquiao Admits Past Drug Use, Backs Prez's Tough Stance UK News: Kassem vs. Murray, Leather Twins, BoxNation Update Artur Beterbiev vs. Isidro Ranoni Prieto Set For December 23 Calzaghe Backing Cleverly To Unseat Braehmer For The Title Dimitrenko: Parker is Looking Past Me, He's Focused on Joshua Terry Flanagan - In-Depth on Crolla, Verdejo, Return, What's Next WBA Prez: We've Asked "Twice" For Tyson Fury's Medical Report! Mikey Garcia Eyes Dejan Zlaticanin Bout in November, December Frank Warren Reacts To Eddie Hearn: Tyson Fury is NOT Done! Hanzel Martinez Vows To Stop Ruiz Inside The Distance Johnny Nelson: Parker is at The Same Level as Anthony Joshua Golovkin's Coach: Jacobs Beat Cancer, He's Not Scared of GGG Eddie Hearn: Joshua-Klitschko Not Done, Negotiations Ongoing UK News: Skeete vs. Singleton, Liam Williams, Osman, More Cotto Could Be in Line For WBO Shot - When Canelo Goes To 160 Cleverly: Braehmer Fight Has Been Five Years in The Making Wladimir Klitschko vs. Anthony Joshua? Yes, Please. Photo: Canelo Alvarez, With Splint, is Back To Putting in Work Victor Ortiz Arrested For Driving Under The Influence Joseph Parker Avoids Social Media as Fight Rumors Swirl Walters Warns Lomachenko: Remember Donaire? I Want a KO! Milan Melindo vs. Fahlan Sakkreerin, IBF Interim on November 26 Mayweather: If McGregor Stole My Blueprint, It's a Good Thing! Lomachenko vs. Walters Made Official For November 26, HBO Ganigan Lopez Injured: Pedro Guevara Will Now Face Tomogdan Robert Helenius To Return on December Date in Helsinki Randy Petalcorin Domintes Donnie Mabao Over Ten Rounds Joseph Parker vs. Andy Ruiz For Vacant WBO Title? Tyson Fury Will NOT Return in 2016, Says Peter Fury Sosa-Smith Winner is Contractually Bound To Face Fortuna Next Photos: Braehmer, Cleverly - Face To Face at Final Presser
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement