Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Bivol Describes Chilemba as 'Good Challenge, Real Tricky'

By Steve Kim

As you see the resume' of Isaac Chilemba you see familiar names all over. From the likes of Sergey Kovalev and Eleider Alvarez (who face one another this weekend on HBO from Atlantic City, New Jersey), you also see Oleksandr Gvozdyk, Tony Bellew (who he battled to twice), Thomas Oosthuizen and Maxim Vlasov, among others.

Now he faces WBA 175-pound champion, Dmitry Bivol, this weekend as the co-feature to Kovalev-Alvarez at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

Bivol is hoping to win in style, in order to set up a unification in the coming future with the winner of the main event between Kovalev and Alvarez.

bivol-chilemba (3)

Chilemba, who may be looking at his final crack at a world title as part of a showcased network slot, was prepared in training camp by former four division world champion Roy Jones Jr.

"Chilemba is a good fighter with good experience, he has a fight against Kovalev, and he went twelve rounds. He's never been knocked out," said Bivol, during an in-studio visit to 'the 3 Knockdown Rule' with Mario Lopez.

(For the record, Chilemba was stopped by Gvozdyk as he had to retire in the eighth round due to a broken hand).

"It's a good challenge for me and I think he's a really tricky fighter because when I see the fight against Kovalev, Kovalev doesn't look good,'' continued Bivol, who has a record of 13-0 (11 KO's).

Bivol is coming off a 12th round stoppage of the sturdy Sullivan Barrera on March 3rd at the Theater of Madison Square Garden in New York.

Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SinderellaMan on 08-03-2018

The bet to place is Bivol by decision for me. Chilemba is a wily old fox

Comment by pillowfists98 on 08-03-2018

If Bivol can knock Chilemba out He deserves a lot of credit.

Comment by VatoMulatto on 08-03-2018

Chilemba will only fight to survive. Unless Bivol can find a way to seriously hurt him it will be a boring fight where one of the fighter will only try go the distance.

Comment by SHO_RULEZ on 08-03-2018

I'll translate "tricky" for you: he's boring :lol1:. win a staring contest, avoid contact, in reverse, that kinda guy. If Bivol can force an entertaining fight outta this...he deserves the big fights. Chilemba was scared to death of Kovalev's power,…

Comment by richardt on 08-03-2018

Chilemba - From child actor to top level fighter, LOL: [url]https://www.google.com/search?q=child+actor+webster&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi10a7fvNHcAhVGXq0KHZT8AngQ_AUICigB&biw=1735&bih=792#imgrc=kO3dLDsGWZAuVM:&spf=1533319633913[/url]

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (5)
Top Headlines Fury: If I Didn't Believe I Could Beat Wilder - I'd Pack Up & Retire Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury is a 50-50 Deal, Says Frank Warren Video: Brandon Rios Talks Ring Return, Garcia-Porter, More Video: Tom Loeffler Talks Golovkin-Canelo Rematch, More Video: Shane Mosley Talks Canelo vs. Golovkin, Porter-Garcia Saunders: I Shook Hands With Wilder; Squashed Chicken Beef Araneta Blasts Out Tomogdan Cold, Wins WBC Asia Belt in Cebu Wilder: When I Beat The Man Who Beat The Man - I'm The Man! Video: Caleb Plant Talks Hand Injury, Uzcategui Fight, Ramirez Video: Badou Jack Talks Kovalev-Alvarez, Stevenson-Gvozdyk Video: Terence Crawford Talks Garcia-Porter, Benavidez Fight Video: Bob Arum Talks Wilder-Fury, Manny Pacquiao, More Carlos Cuadras Gets Technical Decision Over Ricardo Nunez Khan: Fight With Pacquiao Could Sell Out Stadium in the UK Shavkat Rakhimov Destroys Robinson Castellanos in Two Evgeny Tishchenko Makes Pro Debut With TKO Win in Five Photos: Jesse Hart, Shakur Stevenson, Jason Sosa, Cornflake Win Fury: Wilder Called, I Answered - Not Like Sh*thouse Joshua! Photos: Jennings Dropped, Comes Back To Stop Dimitrenko Deontay Wilder: I Promise - Fury Will Be a Knockout Victim! Photos: Tyson Fury Boxes Past Pianeta, Secures Deontay Wilder Photos: Carl Frampton Stops Jackson, Looks To Warrington Shot Photos: Cristofer Rosales Takes Out Paddy Barnes With KO Frampton: Warrington Fight is Easiest To Make - Let's Do It Atchariya Claims Decision, Chanoi Scores KO in Bangkok Fury: Wilder Congratulated Me, Said it Was Great Performance Subriel Matias Crushes Breidis Prescott, Jantony Ortiz is KO'd Tyson Fury vs. Francesco Pianeta - CompuBox Punch Stats Haye Cautions Fury That Wilder Has 'Real Dynamite' in Hands Bryant Jennings: I Made Adjustments, Got The Job Done Jason Sosa Drops Reynaldo Blanco Twice, Wins Decision Carlos Ocampo Bounces Back, Knocks Rojas Out in Three Mykal Fox Beats DeMarcus Corley, Nicholson KO's Rodriguez Bryant Jennings Gets Off The Floor To Stop Dimitrenko in Nine Bryant Jennings vs. Dimitrenko - Live BoxingScene Scorecard Jesse Hart Drops Gavronski Twice, Stops Him In Third Round Video: Tyson Fury Promises To Spark Deontay Wilder in Vegas Video: Saunders Talks Wilder Incident, Fury Crashes Interview Shakur Stevenson Boxes Past Carlos Ruiz To Win Decision Paddy Barnes Taken To Hospital After Knockout Defeat
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement