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Michael backing Mchunu to overcome Chambers test

Phil Jay 27/07/2013

Showpony promoter Damian Michael has thrown his weight behind his talented cruiserweight Thabiso Mchunu as the southpaw nears his toughest test against former heavyweight Eddie Chambers in seven days’ time.

Mchunu, 24, is branching out of his native South Africa for the first time in his 15th professional outing at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and Michael is firmly backing ‘The Rock’ to shine in the States next weekend.

“I think Mchunu will beat Chambers,” insisted Michael when speaking to World Boxing News. “Thabiso is too fast, too young and too confident for Chambers. His amateur career was second to none and he will have too much in his locker for Chambers.”

The experienced Chambers has stated this week that boiling down the few extra pounds to hit the 200lb mark had been relatively easy for him as the 31 year-old regularly came in light for a heavyweight anyway.

A former USBA title holder, Chambers has gone twelve rounds with Wladimir Klitschko, Alexander Povetkin and Tomasz Adamek in his 39-fight career and would be a coveted scalp for Mchunu if he can pull it off next Saturday night in the US.

Adamek himself features on the Main Events-promoted bill against late replacement Dominick Guinn, whilst middleweight Curtis Stevens battles Saul Roman over ten rounds.