Eddie Chambers

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Eddie Chambers
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Statistics
Real name Edward Chambers
Nickname(s) Fast
Rated at Heavyweight,
Cruiserweight
Height 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m)
Reach 75 in (191 cm)
Nationality American
Born (1982-03-29) 29 March 1982 (age 32)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 43
Wins 39
Wins by KO 21
Losses 4
Draws 0

Edward "Eddie" Chambers (born March 29, 1982 in Pittsburgh) is an American heavyweight boxer fighting out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Amateur career[edit]

Chambers had an amateur record of 60-20.

Professional career[edit]

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.

On March 20, 2010 he faced Wladimir Klitschko for his first ever title shot in Düsseldorf, Germany.[1] 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 to the forehead. The punch made Chambers fall forwards and lose consciousness for a short amount of time. The referee stepped in and called an end to the contest instantly.

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.

Other media[edit]

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[edit]

39 Wins (21 knockouts), 4 Losses, 0 Draws [2]
Result Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 39–4 United Kingdom Carl Baker RTD 3 (8), 3:00 2014-05-17 United Kingdom Town Hall, Leeds, Yorkshire, UK
Win 38–4 Uganda Moses Matovu TKO 1 (6), 1:10 2014-04-12 United Kingdom Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Hackney Wick, London, UK
Win 37–4 Czech Republic Tomas Mrazek TKO 6 (6), 2:35 2014-03-29 United Kingdom Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, UK
Loss 36–4 South Africa Thabiso Mchunu UD 10 2013-08-03 United States Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA
Loss 36–3 Poland Tomasz Adamek UD 12 2012-06-16 United States Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA For vacant IBF North American Heavyweight title.
Win 36–2 United States Derric Rossy UD 12 2011-02-11 United States Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Loss 35–2 Ukraine Wladimir Klitschko KO 12 (12), 2:55 2010-03-20 Germany ESPRIT arena, Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany For IBF, WBO, IBO & Ring Heavyweight titles.
Win 35–1 Germany Alexander Dimitrenko MD 12 2009-07-04 Germany Color Line Arena, Altona, Hamburg, Germany
Win 34–1 Nigeria Samuel Peter MD 10 2009-03-27 United States Nokia Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA
Win 33–1 Mali Cisse Salif UD 8 2008-12-13 United States Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California, USA
Win 32–1 Ecuador Livin Castillo TKO 5 (10), 2:59 2008-10-03 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Win 31–1 United States Raphael Butler TKO 6 (12) 2008-06-20 Cayman Islands Royal Watler Cruise Terminal, George Town, Cayman Islands Retained USBA Heavyweight title.
Loss 30–1 Russia Alexander Povetkin UD 12 2008-01-26 Germany Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany
Win 30–0 United States Calvin Brock SD 12 2007-11-02 United States Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington, USA
Win 29–0 United States Dominick Guinn UD 10 2007-05-04 United States Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Win 28–0 United States Derric Rossy TKO 7 (12), 2:32 2007-02-09 United States Suffolk County Community College, Selden, New York, USA Won vacant USBA Heavyweight title.
Win 27–0 United States Domonic Jenkins TKO 5 (8), 2:17 2006-08-19 United States Reno Events Center, Reno, Nevada, USA
Win 26–0 United States Ed Mahone TKO 4 (10), 0:33 2006-06-02 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Win 25–0 United States Andrew Greeley UD 8 2006-02-10 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Win 24–0 United States Robert Hawkins UD 12 2005-09-09 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Won vacant USA Pennsylvania State & IBU Heavyweight titles.
Win 23–0 United States Ross Puritty UD 10 2005-05-17 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Win 22–0 United States Melvin Foster TKO 5 (10) 2005-04-22 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Win 21–0 United States Louis Monaco UD 10 2004-12-03 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Win 20–0 United States Ron Guerrero UD 10 2004-10-08 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Win 19–0 United States John Sargent TKO 1 (8), 2:46 2004-06-25 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wladimir Klitschko vs. Eddie Chambers March 20 in Germany! » FightFan.com Boxing News". Fightfan.com. 2010-01-26. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  2. ^ "Eddie Chambers - Boxer". Boxrec.com. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
Awards and achievements
Vacant
Title last held by
Robert Hawkins
IBU Heavyweight Champion
September 9, 2005 – May 20, 2006
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Gene Pukall
Vacant
Title last held by
Bert Cooper
USA Pennsylvania State Heavyweight Champion
September 9, 2005 – July 2, 2008
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Brian Minto
Vacant
Title last held by
Evander Holyfield
USBA Heavyweight Champion
February 9, 2007 – August 29, 2008
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Cedric Boswell

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