Light heavyweight contender, Isaac "Golden Boy" Chilemba (19-1-1, 9 KOs) has hired famed trainer, Buddy McGrirt, to work his corner for his upcoming fight against Rayco Saunders set to take place this Saturday, September 29, 2012 at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
In his last fight, televised on ESPN2, Isaac Chilemba defeated power puncher, Edison Miranda (35-7, 30 KOs), by way of unanimous decision. He's looking to gain more knowledge in the ring working with McGirt.
"Buddy McGirt is an accomplished trainer and I'm excited to be working with him," said Chilemba. "He brings a lot of world championship experience to the ring and I know I can learn some new tricks from him. We started training in Las Vegas a few weeks ago and everything is going smooth."
McGirt is an experience trainer who's guided the corner of many world title fights. With Chilemba his goal is to keep it simple and make some minor adjustments to his style.
"Chilemba is a fantastic fighter and you can see that the talent is here," stated McGirt. "I don't really need to change much with Isaac's style, just need to brush up on a couple of things. He's working hard and everything is coming together nicely. "
Chilemba vs. Sunders an 8-round bout, is scheduled off TV on the underdard of this Saturdays HBO BOXING AFTER DARK® beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.
DAVID PRICE ASSESSES POVETKIN v RAHMAN
Liverpool behemoth David Price makes his big debut on the Home of TV Boxing BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546) on Saturday 13th October at the Liverpool Olympia when he takes on British rival Audley Harrison in a Battle of the Olympians.
Heavy-handed Price, a Bronze medallist at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, is unbeaten in 13 fights with 11 going early - 9 of them inside three rounds - puts his British and Commonwealth titles on the line against the 2000 Olympic Champion.
Here Price gives his opinion on another big heavyweight showdown this Saturday night live and exclusive on BoxNation that sees WBA World Champion Alexander Povetkin defend his title against former WBC World Champion Hasim Rahman in a massive clash.
With Price on the verge of hitting the world scene, the winner of Povetkin and Rahman could be a target in the not to distant future for Britain’s leading heavyweight talent.
Big Pricey says: ‘I think the styles are going to gel really well. Povetkin likes to come forward and is rarely in a bad fight.
I’ve followed Povetkin closely since we were both competing at the major international amateur tournaments. We were never drawn against each other but he completely dominated the amateurs (two time European senior champion, plus world senior champion and 2004 Olympic gold medallist) .
Alex is a very solid all round fighter who does all the basics very well and always gets the job done without ever looking really spectacular. One thing that’s often overlooked is his boxing brain. He’s far cleverer than he appears.
He attacks with educated pressure, has good skills and works the body well. He’s got a fast right hand over the top which is dangerous but, though I have seen him take people out, he’s not a really concussive puncher at top world level. His shots are clean and solid but probably his greatest strength is his accuracy. It’s the accumulative affect of his shots that usually account for his stoppages.
To be honest, I expected Povetkin to have made an even bigger impression than he has in the pros but the dominance of the Klitschko brothers has blocked him a bit. They hold a monopoly on the main belts. He’d probably have a reasonable chance of dethroning Vitali who’s not what he was but I think Povetkin’s style is tailor made for both the Klitschkos.
He’s not the quickest and I think you have to be more elusive to trouble the Klitschkos. Whatever, he appears resigned to waiting for them to disappear before asserting his authority. That said, I think David Haye also beats Povetkin; too much speed and power.
At 39, I wouldn’t expect that Rahman will be able to beat him. Though he’s scored five successive stoppages recently, I think he’s still well past his best. When he challenged Wladimir Klitschko four years back, he just couldn’t get into the fight at all.
Funnily enough, I was watching Rahman’s first fight with Lennox Lewis only recently, when he knocked Lennox out in the fifth round to win the world title over in South Africa.
Back then, he was a good solid heavyweight, a typical well-schooled US type. He’s a big man - probably about 25 lbs heavier and a fraction taller than Povetkin – and he packs a big, big punch. He’s only lost to the very top fighters. (In 18 years, only David Tua, Oleg Maskaev (twice), Lewis, Evander Holyfield, John Ruiz and Klitschko have beaten Rahman).
I remember him boxing in Liverpool very early in his pro career (a first round knockout of Marcos Gonzales at Everton Park in December 1996) and, back in his day, he had a good jab, good movement and a decent defence.
Hasim always comes to fight and I guess he’s still got a puncher’s chance, especially if he can establish his jab early and break Povetkin’s rhythm. He needs to unsettle the Russian, not allow Povetkin to set himself in close.
But I’m expecting Povetkin to do a number on Hasim. True, Povetkin might have stamina issues. He certainly struggled with the pace late on in his last defence against Marco Huck but Rahman’s a lot slower on his feet than Huck is. It’ll be very hard for Rahman over in Germany and I’d be surprised if Povetkin doesn’t stop him late on.”
Mariusz Kolodziej’s Global Boxing Promotions and Peltz Boxing Promotions global fight night series has finalized a blockbuster night of professional boxing set for this Saturday night a Resorts Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Headlining the show will be a ten round contest for the vacant WBC Inter-Continental Middleweight title featuring a Atlantic City’s own Patrick “The machine” Majewski (19-1, 13Ko’s) in a rematch with slick Philadelphian Latif Mundy (10-4, 4Ko’s).
The two middleweights squared off in a back and forth battle back on july 6th of 2009 in which the battle went back and forth in the early going before Majewski took over late in the contest to capture a hard fought unanimous decision victory. Now with the WBC title on the line, the stakes have been raised and both fighters are ready for war. Majewski born in Radom Poland and now residing in Atlantic City, New Jersey, recently captured the NABF middleweight title back in July with a fifth round stoppage of Chris Fitzpatrick (15-2, 6Ko’s) and now looks to add another belt to his resume with a victory over Mundy but it won’t be easy. Mundy has faced some of the best fighters in the region, including IBF #1 one contender “King” Gabriel Rosado (21-5, 13Ko’s), Ossie Duran (26-10, 10Ko’s) and former two time world amateur champion and Russian Olympian, Matt Korobov (17-0, 10Ko’s). Mundy also owns a victory over George “War time” Rivera and knows a victory is essential if he is to continue on his quest for a world title belt.
In the eight round junior middleweight co-feature of the evening, Shamone “The Truth” Alvarez (21-5, 12KO’s battles it out with fellow Atlantic City native Decarlo “3mendo” Perez (7-2-1,2KO’s). Alvarez is coming off of three straight losses, but has since refocused and now looks to show that he is back to the invincible fighter that he was early in his career. Perez looks to capitalize on a recent victory over Lenwood Dozier as he steps up to face the former WBC NABO welterweight title holder.
The Polish Pride continues as to other Polish superstars are feature on the undercard. Four time Polish amateur champion Michal Chudecki of Pozman, Poland makes his professional debut in a four rounder against undefeated Bridgeton, New Jersey super featherweight Moses Molina (1-0, 1Ko). Wroclaw Poland’s Patryk Szymanski (1-0,1Ko), a former Polish champion also, looks to make it a perfect 2-0 when he faces debuting Atlantic City welterweight, Adrian Wilson in a four round contest.
Heavy handed Columbian Emanuel Colon (2-0, 2Ko’s) bow fighting out of Puerto Rico, looks to keep his knockout streak intact when he swaps punches with rugged Philadelphian, Hasan Young (1-0-1) in a four round junior welterweight contest.
Cherry Hill, New Jersey’s Anthony Prescott (1-0, 1KO) is set to battle it out over four rounds with debuting Philly welterweight Terell James.
Rounding out the card is an all Philly four round junior welterweight tussle as David Gonzalez squares off against debuting Charles Mack.
Tickets for this exciting night of boxing are priced at $100, $75 and $50 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster, Global Boxing Gym at (201) 348-3149 and by contacting Resort Hotel and Casino.