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 Last update:  7/18/2011       Read more by Michael Coppinger         
   
Tony Thompson Eyes Clash With 'Good Friend' Chambers
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By Michael Coppinger

Tony Thompson (36-2, 24 KOs) is slated to face good friend and fellow contender Eddie Chambers (36-2, 18 KOs) in an intriguing matchup of top 10 heavyweights, both of which are southpaws.

The date, location and television outlet are to be determined, but it will take place in late August or mid September, BoxingScene.com has learned.

Thompson has won fights fight in-a-row, all by knockout, since being stopped by Wladimir Klitschko in 2008. In his last bout, seen on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights in May, Thompson stopped Maurice Harris in the third round.

Now, he looks ahead to a pivotal matchup with Philadephia-based Chambers.

“We’re pretty good friends,” said the 39-year-old southpaw of Chambers. “Whoever comes off with something new will win the fight, obviously I think that’s gonna be me.

“We’ve helped each other get ready for a couple fights. A lot of rounds together, obviously sparring is different. He’s never seen the best of me I’ve never seen the best of him. It’ll be very interesting fighting instead of sparring.”

Chambers, 29, knocked out Derric Rossy in February, his first bout since being knocked out by Wladimir Klitschko in March of 2010.

The bout will be an IBF box-off to determine the mandatory challenger to lineal champion Wladimir Klitschko, who has already beaten both fights by knockout.

“A win means I get to fight Wladimir Klitschko again,” said Thompson, who resides in Washington D.C. “This is pretty much my career. I win, I advance. I lose, I probably don’t get the opportunity again.

“I wanna be heavyweight champ and [Chambers] is in my way. 'You’re in my way, I’m looking to steamroll you. This is make or break for my career.'"

Tags: Eddie Chambers , Tony Thompson , Chambers-Thompson , Chambers vs Thompson


 

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comment by boxingking500, on 07-19-2011
tony actully gave wlad a pretty good fight, and was doing pretty well with him in the earlier rounds.. tony did alot better against wlad then chambers did but i know triangle theories are crap....... so idk who wins this fight... it could go either way

comment by Hitman932, on 07-19-2011
[QUOTE=It's Ovah]Chambers doesn't KO a lot of people, he just totally outboxes them. He'll outbox Thompson to a wide decision. EDIT: sorry, didn't realise you were responding to a mistake in the article.[/QUOTE] I didn't catch Thompson's last fight so I can't speak about how he looked there...

comment by nomadman, on 07-18-2011
[QUOTE=Juuza]Eddie Chambers didn't ko Derric Rossy.It was a UD.[/QUOTE] Chambers doesn't KO a lot of people, he just totally outboxes them. He'll outbox Thompson to a wide decision. EDIT: sorry, didn't realise you were responding to a mistake in the article.

comment by Klitschko2011, on 07-18-2011
Chambers by UD. He's too fast and too skilled for Thompson.

comment by CubanGuyNYC, on 07-18-2011
[QUOTE=It's Ovah][U]Thompson's fighting in slow motion these days. He's just horrendously slow[/U]. Couple that with a lack of punching power and a relatively orthodox fighting style and I really don't see any way Chambers loses this. IMO Chambers needs to rematch and beat Povetkin or a fighte...

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