Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team

Boxing Champions |  Boxing Schedule |  Boxing Video  |  Boxing History   |  Pound For Pound  | The Wire |  Audio  |  Arcade
Sergei Liakhovich Rips Chambers, Targets Chris Arreola - Boxing News
Advertisement
BoxingScene Archive
• Boxing Articles
• Boxing Interviews
• Breaking News
• Boxing Press Releases
• Boxing Results
• World Boxing News
Follow BoxingScene
 
Search BoxingScene

>>>Advanced Search<<<
• Register A Free Account
• Account Login
• Boxing Schedule
• Boxing Champions
• Boxing Downloads
• Boxing Forums
• Boxing News Wire
• Boxing Photos
• Boxing History
• Boxer Search
• Fantasy Betting
• Feedback
• Fitness and Health  
• Free Homepage
• Mixed Martial Arts
• Pound For Pound
• Upcoming Fight Archive
                                                                                                                                                            ...............

 Last update:  1/18/2012       Read more by Random Hits         
   
Sergei Liakhovich Rips Chambers, Targets Chris Arreola
Share Click Here To Email Printable version Search BoxingScene Database 

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona - Former world heavyweight champion Sergei "The White Wolf" Liakhovich is not fighting this Saturday because his scheduled opponent, "Fast" Eddie Chambers, failed in a timely fashion to notify Team Liakhovich that he was pulling out of their fight due to broken ribs, which resulted in the cancellation of their fight as well as insufficient time to find a suitable replacement for Chambers..

Liakhovich (25-4, 16 KOs) and Chambers (36-2, 18 KOs) were scheduled to headline Saturday's NBC Sport Network's "Fight Night" debut show live from Philadelphia's Asylum Arena.

"Eddie Chambers is trying to save face in the press but I want to set the story straight by telling everyone what really happened," Liakhovich said. "Chambers' medical report about his broken ribs is dated, January 6, 2012. He knew about his broken ribs back then but he didn't let us know until January 13, seven days before our fight. Instead of shooting his mouth off to the press for a week about how easily he was going to beat me, when he already knew he was not going to fight me, he and his team should have acted professionally and immediately informed my team of his injury.    If we had two week's notice, I have no doubt that finding a suitable replacement and making training adjustments wouldn't have been a problem, but it was a serious problem trying to do so with only seven days to go before the fight.

 

"I think boxers like Chambers should be punished by every promoter and networks should know how he operates. He plays the good guy to the press, but Chambers is a fake. He didn't have the simple decency to tell another athlete about him pulling out of the fight as soon as he knew. It was his obligation to inform everyone immediately.I wasted six weeks of training, as well as the expenses for training camp, and now I'm not fighting because of his actions. NBC Sport Network, Main Events and everyone involved had to scramble to put together a main event at the last minute, all the results of Chamber's action. He is all talk and no action. So, for now, Chambers is history."

Liakhovich, a 1996 Bellarusian Olympian, captured the World Boxing Association ("WBO") heavyweight title in 2006 by way of a unanimous 12-round decision over Lamon Brewster.

Already in top shape for his now cancelled fight against Chambers, Sergei is now targeting world heavyweight contender Chris Arreola. "Arreola is waiting for another big payday to fight one of the Klitschkos," Liakhovich commented. "He's been fighting journeyman after journeyman. How about a real fight with me? I challenge Arreola to take a fight with me. This is a fight boxing fans would love to watch."

Tags: Chris Arreola , Eddie Chambers , Sergei Liakhovich , Chambers-Liakhovich , Chambers vs Liakhovich


 

 User Comments and Feedback (must register to comment)

comment by Tmb04, on 01-18-2012
[QUOTE=nycsmooth]That 's why a national commission could help w/ a move like Chambers did, he could be suspended in the US...cheap move...I hope he gets KO'd when he fights & hope Sergei gets Aerola & whips him like the fraud he is ( a ptretender contender, but that's what you get w/heavies in th...

comment by Tmb04, on 01-18-2012
My points to your points if Arreola and Liakhovich fight soon that I got Arreola by KO?

comment by joe strong, on 01-18-2012
id love to see liahkovich vs arreola. chambers pulled a gutless move by waiting a week & then talking trash when he knew he wasn't fighting...

comment by New England, on 01-18-2012
the liakhovich that fought brewster would put on an absolute classic if he were to fight an in shape and motivated arreola whatever they'll actually produce if they fight soon certainly wont be that, but it could still make for some serious fireworks both guys are big heavyweights who fig...

comment by nycsmooth, on 01-18-2012
That 's why a national commission could help w/ a move like Chambers did, he could be suspended in the US...cheap move...I hope he gets KO'd when he fights & hope Sergei gets Aerola & whips him like the fraud he is ( a ptretender contender, but that's what you get w/heavies in this day & age)

Post A Comment/View More User Comments (8) 

   
 Top Headlines
 Advertisement
 
 MMA Headlines
 
 Related Articles
  Quigg: I Want To Prove I'm Read...
  Dave Coldwell Expects Fireworks...
  Froch-Groves II: McDonnell-Na R...
  Kid Galahad: Quigg Having Night...
  Jennings-Perez, Geale-Macklin D...
  Thomas LaManna Chooses Peltz Bo...
  Mayweather-Maidana All Access I...
  W. Klitschko Sparring With Barc...
  Chisora Predicts First Round Kn...
  Gary Shaw Backs Pro Boxing's Bo...

 Latest Active Forum Threads
Latest Active Threads
 Advertisement

 


Advertisement



Privacy Policy - Submit News - Feedback - Site Map - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2003-2014 BoxingScene LLC. All rights reserved. Material may not be replicated in any manner without the written consent of BoxingScene.com