Exclusive: Matthew Hatton discusses cruiserweight prospect Damian Chambers
Exciting prospect Damian Chambers has got boxing fans talking, and as trainer Matthew Hatton revealed to WBN this week, he couldn’t be happier for what the future holds.
Former European champion Hatton has growing stable of fighters who are starting to build their profiles – turning heads along the way.
One of his rising contenders is Chambers, a 4-0 cruiserweight who Hatton is impressed with, he told WBN in an exclusive interview.
“Damian Chambers is someone who is really starting to excite a few people now, he’s a really good exciting fighter; he’s 4-0 and his last two fights have been 1st round KOs, against decent opponents as well,” Hatton told World Boxing News.
“Damian is another guy with limited amateur experience, he’s only had eight fights as an amateur and he won all of them. As a professional, he’s really impressed me and a lot of other people.”
Hatton revealed Damian is rising in popularity as he can’t attend a boxing show without his name popping up.
“He’s at the stage now where wherever I go – at boxing shows, here, there and everywhere. Everyone wants to speak to me about Damian because he’s flying under the radar at the minute.
“Those that have watched him have seen what a quality fighter he is, same as myself so everyone is getting really excited about Damian Chambers,” he added.
Setting Damian up for an active 2018, Hatton is more than happy with how the cruiserweight division is going.
“The cruiserweight division is getting exciting now and it’s right up there when you’ve got good quality prospects in it,” said Hatton.
“Damian is fighting on June 17th, he’s only at the four or six round level so I’ve already got him pencilled in to box in June and July.”
Chambers at the age of 29 will be fighting regularly as Hatton explained injuries in the sport can become a huge problem.
“I think that’s important for guys when they’re only doing four or six round fights. In this sport, it’s a very tough hard game you spend some time on the sidelines with injuries etc.
“So I think its important whilst you’re fit to get the fights in and rack ‘em up as quickly as possible,” he concluded.
Chandler Waller is a staff writer for World Boxing News. Follow Chandler on Twitter @ChandlerWaller