South African Thabiso Mchunu produced a dazzling display on his American debut to comprehensively out-point home fighter Eddie Chambers at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut.
The 24 year-old, who went into the fight as a big underdog, out-worked and out-manoeuvred the former world heavyweight title challenger on Chambers’ debut at 200lbs and raised his own stock considerably Stateside in the process.
Promoter Damian Michael had spoken to WBN earlier this week to confirm the confidence he had in his fighter’s ability, and this ultimately proved to be the case as southpaw Mchunu stunned the capacity crowd with his ability to handle the experienced Chambers.
Mchunu had already made a big breakthrough in his own country by claiming the Super-8 ‘Last Man Standing’ title last year and has followed that up with a dominant win over a veteran operator.
‘The Rock’ is potentially in line for huge crusierweight clashes in the future in the fight capital of the world, with some of the divisions top fighters in the line of sight of Mchunu after he took almost every round from Chambers.
Two of the judges at ringside carded what looked to be correct cards of 99-91, whilst a third handed in 97-93, which was more than a little generous to Chambers, 31, who struggled to handle the superiority of the younger, stronger Mchunu.
Also on the bill, Tomasz Adamek and Curtis Stevens provided Main Events with two out of three victories on their ‘Three to see’ bill as they overcame Dominick Guinn and Saul Roman respectively.