|Real name||Edward Chambers|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Reach||75 in (191 cm)|
29 March 1982 |
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
|Wins by KO||22|
Edward "Eddie" Chambers (born March 29, 1982 in Pittsburgh) is an American heavyweight boxer, who fights out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but based in the UK. As a professional, Chambers has captured IBU and USBA heavyweight titles.
Chambers had an amateur record of 60-20.
Eddie started boxing professionally in 2000 at the age of 18. For the first five years, he fought unknown opponents before raising his level of competition significantly in 2005 against clubfighters Ross Puritty and Robert Hawkins.
In 2006 he took a further step upward by defeating former title challenger Ed Mahone and renowned clubfighter Domonic Jenkins (in spite of his record of only 9-5 Jenkins had beaten several prospects).
In May 2007, Chambers stopped 15–0 Derric Rossy and defeated Dominic Guinn on Shobox. Later in 2007 he took part in IBF's 4-man elimination tournament to face the current champion Wladimir Klitschko. Chambers beat Calvin Brock via split decision in semifinals, but lost unanimously to Alexander Povetkin in the final bout.
After his fight with Povetkin he won three more bouts against opponents like Raphael Butler before facing Samuel Peter on March 27, 2009 and defeated him by majority decision. He scored another decision win afterwards against Alexander Dimitrenko on July 4, 2009 in a WBO title eliminator bout, which made him the mandatory challenger for the WBO heavyweight title held by Wladimir Klitschko.
Chambers vs. Klitschko
On March 20, 2010 he faced Wladimir Klitschko for his first ever title shot in Düsseldorf, Germany. Klitschko defeated Chambers by knockout five seconds before the end of the final round. The Ukrainian was criticized between rounds by his trainer Emanuel Steward for not fighting aggressively enough despite having won all prior rounds and Chambers only fighting back weakly. Klitschko began punching more often during the final round than he had done before which eventually led to his left hook hitting Chambers and knocking him out.
Post Klitschko fights
After beating Derric Rossy in an IBF title eliminator, Chambers faced former light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion Tomasz Adamek for the vacant IBF North American Heavyweight title. Adamek won the fight by unanimous decision in a relatively close fight, where judge Alan Rubenstein controversially scored it 119-109 in favour of Adamek.
Eddie Chambers appeared on the video game, Fight Night Round 4 as a heavyweight. He also appeared on Fight Night Champion. He regularly appears as a commentator on the UK boxing TV channel Box Nation.
Professional boxing record
|41 Wins (22 knockouts), 4 Losses, 0 Draws |
|Win||41–4||Dorian Darch||TKO||3 (8)||2014-11-29||ExCel Arena, Dockland, London|
|Win||40–4||Marcelo Luiz Nascimento||UD||8||2014-11-08||Glow, Bluewater, Greenhithe, Kent|
|Win||39–4||Carl Baker||RTD||3 (8), 3:00||2014-05-17||Town Hall, Leeds, Yorkshire, UK|
|Win||38–4||Moses Matovu||TKO||1 (6), 1:10||2014-04-12||Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Hackney Wick, London, UK|
|Win||37–4||Tomas Mrazek||TKO||6 (6), 2:35||2014-03-29||Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, UK|
|Loss||36–4||Thabiso Mchunu||UD||10||2013-08-03||Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA|
|Loss||36–3||Tomasz Adamek||UD||12||2012-06-16||Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA||For vacant IBF North American Heavyweight title.|
|Win||36–2||Derric Rossy||UD||12||2011-02-11||Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA|
|Loss||35–2||Wladimir Klitschko||KO||12 (12), 2:55||2010-03-20||ESPRIT arena, Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany||For IBF, WBO, IBO & Ring Heavyweight titles.|
|Win||35–1||Alexander Dimitrenko||MD||12||2009-07-04||Color Line Arena, Altona, Hamburg, Germany|
|Win||34–1||Samuel Peter||MD||10||2009-03-27||Nokia Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Win||33–1||Cisse Salif||UD||8||2008-12-13||Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California, USA|
|Win||32–1||Livin Castillo||TKO||5 (10), 2:59||2008-10-03||The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Win||31–1||Raphael Butler||TKO||6 (12)||2008-06-20||Royal Watler Cruise Terminal, George Town, Cayman Islands||Retained USBA Heavyweight title.|
|Loss||30–1||Alexander Povetkin||UD||12||2008-01-26||Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany|
|Win||30–0||Calvin Brock||SD||12||2007-11-02||Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington, USA|
|Win||29–0||Dominick Guinn||UD||10||2007-05-04||Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA|
|Win||28–0||Derric Rossy||TKO||7 (12), 2:32||2007-02-09||Suffolk County Community College, Selden, New York, USA||Won vacant USBA Heavyweight title.|
|Win||27–0||Domonic Jenkins||TKO||5 (8), 2:17||2006-08-19||Reno Events Center, Reno, Nevada, USA|
|Win||26–0||Ed Mahone||TKO||4 (10), 0:33||2006-06-02||The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Win||25–0||Andrew Greeley||UD||8||2006-02-10||The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Win||24–0||Robert Hawkins||UD||12||2005-09-09||The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA||Won vacant USA Pennsylvania State & IBU Heavyweight titles.|
|Win||23–0||Ross Puritty||UD||10||2005-05-17||The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Win||22–0||Melvin Foster||TKO||5 (10)||2005-04-22||The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Win||21–0||Louis Monaco||UD||10||2004-12-03||The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Win||20–0||Ron Guerrero||UD||10||2004-10-08||The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Win||19–0||John Sargent||TKO||1 (8), 2:46||2004-06-25||The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA|
- "Wladimir Klitschko vs. Eddie Chambers March 20 in Germany! » FightFan.com Boxing News". Fightfan.com. 2010-01-26. Retrieved 2012-08-13.
- "Eddie Chambers - Boxer". Boxrec.com. Retrieved 2012-08-13.
|Awards and achievements|
Title last held byRobert Hawkins
|IBU Heavyweight Champion
September 9, 2005 – May 20, 2006
Title next held byGene Pukall
Title last held byBert Cooper
|USA Pennsylvania State Heavyweight Champion
September 9, 2005 – July 2, 2008
Title next held byBrian Minto
Title last held byEvander Holyfield
|USBA Heavyweight Champion
February 9, 2007 – August 29, 2008
Title next held byCedric Boswell