Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Chilemba is Confident That Tony Bellew is Going Down

By Steve Lillis, courtesy of The Daily Star

ISAAC CHILEMBA was born and raised in poverty but aims to ride the road to riches by causing another Scouse boxing upset.

The big puncher challenges Evertonian Tony Bellew for his WBC silver light-heavyweight title at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Saturday.

Merseyside boxing is still in shock following heavyweight idol David Price’s two-round loss to Tony Thompson just last month.

But Bellew, 30, who is now ranked No.1 for Chad Dawson’s WBC world crown, is in for his toughest night since WBO king Nathan Cleverly beat him almost 18 months ago.

Chilemba, 25, is one of 10 children raised by his single parent mother in Malawi.

And he said: “Bellew is a worthwhile opponent and I’m confident going into this fight.

“I know that fighting on foreign soil is never easy.

“But I only see this fight ending in one way – and that is with my hand being raised as the clear-cut winner.”

His mother died when Chilemba, who sits at No.4 in the WBC rankings, was 16 and he was left to care for his siblings.

“In addition to Isaac being a terrific fighter, he has an absolutely remarkable story of his upbringing,” said his promoter Lou DiBella.

“His fight against Bellew is the biggest opportunity of his career and we expect him to show his class.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by krmst on 03-30-2013

Can't hate Chilemba.

Comment by Jim Tom on 03-30-2013

Chilemba all the way. Good boxer, Tony Bellew looks too basic and plain to me.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Joshua Will Be Ringside, Scouting The Whyte-Chisora Rematch Dmitry Bivol Has No Problem With Oleksandr Gvozdyk Clash Frank Warren: If Hearn Was My Kid - I'd Slap Him Down! Hearn: Wilder-Fury PPV Number is Terrible, Absolutely Terrible News: Kem Ljungquist, Henderson Shocks Robinson, Landeros Frampton: Warrington's Arrogance Bubbling Under The Surface Wilder 'Would Love' For Barclays Center To Host Fury Rematch Broner Coach To Roach: Shut The F*** Up, Carry The Spit Bucket! Pedraza: Lomachenko 'Definitely' Better Than Gervonta Davis Wilder Will Add Weight For Fury Rematch; Targets 245 Pounds Hearn Maintains Big Offer on Table For Khan To Face Brook Lebedev Targets Usyk Mandatory Fight as Final Career Bout Danielito Zorrilla May Return on Machado Card After Big Win Amir Khan Ready To Impress: Tyson Fury Gives Me Inspiration Sanchez: Golovkin Has 2-3 Years Left, I'd Like 5 or 6 Fights Gilberto Ramirez Finishes Camp, as Jesse Hart Rematch Looms Tyson Fury's Trainer Ben Davison - The Unlikely Hero Pacquiao Prepares For Broner's 'Running,' Aims To Seek & Destroy Hearn: Disappointing if Joshua Doesn't Get Wilder or Fury Next Hearn: Khan Should Decide on Crawford or Brook Within a Week Pedraza: I'm Proud of What I Did, It Was Close Until The 11th Photos: Braekhus, Shields, Estrada Get Wins on Final HBO Card Fury To Wilder: You'll Need More Than a Million Judges To Rob Me Brook Warns Khan: Don't Come Crawling To Me After Crawford Dogboe: I Just Couldn't Get The Victory, The Best Man Won Michel Soro Has No Problems in Stopping Greg Vendetti Lomachenko-Pedraza Rating Looking Big For ESPN Hearn: WBC Has NOT Ordered Rematch, Wilder Can Face Joshua Dirrell Motivated, 'Ready For Challenge' of Yildirim Title Fight Shields Training Charlo, Ajagba, Apochi For Barclays Card Photos: Navarrete Stuns, Punishes Dogboe For WBO Title Wilder-Fury Rematch Talks To Begin Next Week, Says Warren Photos: Lomachenko Drops, Decisions Pedraza To Unify Belts Photos: Kell Brook Looks Flat in Decision Win Over Zerafa Photos: Carroll, Frenois Ends in Draw - No Mandatory For Farmer Teofimo Lopez: Im 2019, I Will Be Champion - I Guarantee It! Brook: I Want To Shut Khan Up, Then Move On To Spence, Porter Rene Alvarado Beats Carlos Morales, Targets Machado Shot Euro News: Spike O'Sullivan, Oliver Meng, Jordy Weiss, More Video: Andre Ward Talks Loma, Spence-Garcia, Pacquiao, More
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement