Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

MK II Eddie Chambers ready for Newcastle outing

By Terence Dooley

Former IBU and USBA heavyweight titlist Eddie Chambers takes to the ring at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena for a six rounder against Prague’s Tomas Mrazek later tonight in his first outing under the guidance of new trainer Peter Fury.  Chambers MK II debuts on the undercard of Stuart Hall’s IBF bantamweight title defence against Martin Ward, which is promoted by Dennis Hobson and Frank Warren and will be shown live on BoxNation here in the U.K.

The 32-year-old left James Ali Bashir and hooked up with the Fury family earlier this year following back-to-back defeats—to Tomasz Adamek (L UD 12 in 2012) and Thabiso Mchunu (L UD 10 at 200lbs last August) respectively—and a disastrous attempt to crack the cruiserweight division.

Following these losses, Chambers, 36-4 (18), seemed a long way away from a title crack of any description, nevermind another attempt at consensus heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko, who stopped Chambers in the 12th round in March 2010.  “Fast” Eddie’s decision to decamp to Europe and hook up with Tyson Fury’s uncle is an attempt to rediscover the form that led him to his IBF, WBO and IBO world title crack, and his new trainer told me that the process of reinvigorating the Philadelphian’s career is going very well indeed.

“I’ve found it perfect (working with Chambers), he’s a lovely guy, very well mannered and he’s shown desire by coming over here to start anew,” said Fury.  “He has already added some natural weight [Chambers was 196lbs for his last fight]—he looks a lot better since he came over to us and is really coming on.

“Eddie’s tipping the scales at 100 kilos, which is good as he was 90 when he came to us and we took some off then turned it to solid muscle weight.  Physically he’s doing very well.”

Mrazek is not expected to upset the applecart—then again Mchunu was supposed to be a hard but ultimately winning workout for the American stylist—but the Czech boxer is coming off a decision win over the faded human remains of former British titlist and world title challenger Danny Williams (W SD 6 in December).  The 33-year-old should provide more than enough of a foil to give Chambers rounds in the bank ahead of a mooted appearance on a Frank Warren bill at London’s Copper Box Arena on May 12.

“We need to get him in there, get him going again and then move him on,” Fury concurred.  “Eddie’s a gentleman, very easy going, he gets on with his job and is very professional—it’s lovely working with him so I want to see him do well again.

“There’s things to work on, lots of hard work ahead, but we know it takes time.  All you need is that bit between your teeth to learn, improve and try new things—he’s got that desire.”

He added: “Eddie’s dedicated himself again, he’s seen the results of his work and is getting that confidence back.  Eddie’s seeing a physical change in himself—it is always good for a fighter to see the physical results of their hard work.”

BoxNation televise tonight’s bill from 7pm on Sky channels 437 and 490 (HD).

Please send news and views to [email protected] or @Terryboxing.

Tags: Eddie Chambers image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 03-30-2014

Eddie needs 2 pack it in...He's caught between 2 divisions &can't compete @ a high level...

Comment by Ravens Fan on 03-29-2014

What the hell? Eddie is now fighting six round fights?

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
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