This Friday night at the Claridge in Atlantic City, former world Heavyweight title challenger, Eddie Chambers will be fighting as a Heavyweight in the United States for the first time in over three years when he takes on Galen Brown in the 8-round co-feature on a card promoted by King’s Promotions.
The show will be headlined by another 8-round Heavyweight bout that will pit Travis Kauffman (29-1, 21 KO’s) taking on Epifanio Mendoza (41-21-1, 35 KO’s).
Chambers of Philadelphia, challenged for the Heavyweight championship of the world in 2010 when he was toppled by Wladimr Klitschko in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Since then, Chambers has been trying to get back to that lofty perch but a disputed loss to Tomasz Adamek and a loss to Thabiso Mchunu in Chambers’ one appearance at Cruiserweight seemed to impede his rise back to the top.
Chambers gathered himself and spent ample time in England to train in the camp of mandatory title challenger Tyson Fury and was able to win five straight (4 by knockout) in the United Kingdom.
Now he is back and focusing on once again being a top Heavyweight contender and earning another chance at Heavyweight glory.
“Everything is going pretty good. It has been a smooth transition coming back here,” said Chambers.
“When I went to England, I went with the intention of campaigning there and getting big fights over there. I learned a great deal of boxing, life and about myself from Peter Fury and the rest of the guys. I was creating a life there. I just want to come back here now but I do plan to fight in England again. They have knowledgeable fight fans and they really embraced me.”
Now back in the States, Chambers has inked up with Al Haymon and he feels that this is the right time to make another move in the Heavyweight division.
“Fighting close to home is a good situation to come back to. I have been able to train in familiar surroundings and I am just going to do my thing.”
In Brown, he is fighting a grizzled veteran who has fought 75 times and has taken on many former champions, title challengers and top contenders.
“He is a journeyman, but I respect all fighters. Anyone who gets in the ring, you must respect. He has fought 75 times and knows a lot of tricks and is awkward and unconventional.”
Chambers believes that he is close to getting back in position and it won’t be long that he is back fighting for the title.
“I am staying at Heavyweight. I want the bigger fights as soon as I can. I think because of my name, experience and ability, that opportunity will come sooner rather than later and I look forward to that. I want to thank my team and fans for the continued support and look for me to get back into a big fight real shortly.”
Also appearing in an 8-round bout will be Cruiserweight Keith Tapia (15-0, 10 KO’s) of Santurce, Puerto Rico taking on Anthony Caputo Smith (15-5, 10 KO’s) of Kennett Square, PA
Ivan Golub (8-0, 6 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY will fight Pavel Miranda (19-10-1, 9 KO’s) of Tijuana, Mexico in a Super Welterweight bout.
In 6-round bouts:
Dauren Yuleussinov (3-0, 2 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY fighting Justin Williams (4-10-2, 2 KO’s) of Beaumont, Texas in a Super Middleweight fight.
Danny Kelly (8-1-1, 7 KO’s) of Washington, DC will battle Jimmy Suarez (3-6, 3 KO’s) of Aguada, PR in a Heavyweight bout.
In 4-round Bouts:
Alex Barbosa (4-2-1, 1 KO) of Philadelphia, PA will fight Jose Garcia (0-4) of San Juan, Puerto Rico in a Featherweight contest
Pavlo Ishchenko of Brooklyn, NY will make his pro debut against Nicholas Rodriguez (0-2-1) of Somerset, KY in a Featherweight contest.
Tickets can be purchased for $100, $75 and $50 by clicking www.claridgeboxing.eventbrite.com or by calling call 610 587 5950 or 609 868 4243