Isaac Chilemba has revealed his new trainer for the former world title challenger’s appearance on the Sergey Kovalev v Andre Ward undercard.
The 29 year-old light-heavyweight faces unbeaten and unknown commodity Oleksandr Gvozdyk on the November 19 Las Vegas date, having made changes following his own loss to Kovalev this summer.
“I’m going to work with my idol, the person I look up to most, Roy Jones Jr. This is a huge opportunity for me to train with him, learn from him, and have him in my corner,” said Chilemba.
“Not only is he the greatest, but he cares and has love for the game. I’m looking forward to getting back in the ring and completing what I should have done in my fight against Kovalev, but 10 times better than ever!”
An ex-pound for pound king with bags of experience, Jones, Jr. said, “Isaac is a very exciting fighter with a lot of upside.
“I am very excited to be training him and be part of his team now. I look forward to seeing much bigger and better things from him in the future. He is fighting a very good opponent so we look forward to this challenge. I can’t wait to start to work with him.”
Chilemba’s manager, Jodi Solomon, added, “I am very grateful and happy that Main Events gave Isaac the opportunity to be on this card. I have no doubt he will come into the ring with as much determination and heart as he did against Kovalev and prove that he has what it takes.
“Also having Roy Jones Jr. in his corner I believe will only bring out an even better Isaac.”
More fights are set to be confirmed for the Kovalev v Ward pay-per-view in due course.