Chambers in 2010
|Real name||Edward Chambers|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Reach||75 in (191 cm)|
March 29, 1982 |
|Wins by KO||23|
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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. Chambers then moved down to Cruiserweight for a fight with South African contender Thabiso Mchunu. Following the rapid weight loss, Chambers gave a relatively poor showing and was outboxed by his South African foe over ten rounds.
From 2013 to 2015, Chambers was based solely in the United Kingdom. He was being trained by Peter Fury, who is also the trainer of the unified Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and Heavyweight contender Hughie Fury, who're his nephew and son. Since then Chambers has signed with Al Haymon and made his US return in late 2015.
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
|Professional record summary|
|47 fights||42 wins||5 losses|
|47||Loss||42–5||Gerald Washington||UD||8||Apr 30, 2016||StubHub Center, Carson, California, U.S.|
|46||Win||42–4||Galen Brown||TKO||3 (8), 1:34||Sep 18, 2015||The Claridge Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|45||Win||41–4||Dorian Darch||TKO||3 (8), 2:20||Nov 29, 2014||ExCeL, London, England|
|44||Win||40–4||Marcelo Luiz Nascimento||PTS||8||Nov 8, 2014||Bluewater, Stone, England|
|43||Win||39–4||Carl Baker||RTD||3 (8), 3:00||May 17, 2014||Town Hall, Leeds, England|
|42||Win||38–4||Moses Matovu||TKO||1 (6), 1:10||Apr 12, 2014||Copper Box Arena, London, England|
|41||Win||37–4||Tomas Mrazek||TKO||6 (6), 2:35||Mar 29, 2014||Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, England|
|40||Loss||36–4||Thabiso Mchunu||UD||10||Aug 3, 2013||Mohegan Sun Arena, Montville, Connecticut, U.S.|
|39||Loss||36–3||Tomasz Adamek||UD||12||Jun 16, 2012||Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.||For vacant IBF North American heavyweight title|
|38||Win||36–2||Derric Rossy||UD||12||Feb 11, 2011||Bally's, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|37||Loss||35–2||Wladimir Klitschko||KO||12 (12), 2:55||Mar 20, 2010||ESPRIT arena, Düsseldorf, Germany||For IBF, WBO, IBO, The Ring, and lineal heavyweight titles|
|36||Win||35–1||Alexander Dimitrenko||MD||12||Jul 4, 2009||Color Line Arena, Hamburg, Germany|
|35||Win||34–1||Samuel Peter||MD||10||Mar 27, 2009||Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|34||Win||33–1||Cisse Salif||UD||8||Dec 13, 2008||Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California, U.S.|
|33||Win||32–1||Livin Castillo||TKO||5 (10), 2:59||Oct 3, 2008||The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|32||Win||31–1||Raphael Butler||TKO||6 (12)||Jun 20, 2008||Royal Watler Cruise Terminal, George Town, Cayman Islands||Retained USBA heavyweight title|
|31||Loss||30–1||Alexander Povetkin||UD||12||Jan 26, 2008||Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany|
|30||Win||30–0||Calvin Brock||SD||12||Nov 2, 2007||Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington, U.S.|
|29||Win||29–0||Dominick Guinn||UD||10||May 4, 2007||Pearl Concert Theater, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|28||Win||28–0||Derric Rossy||TKO||7 (12), 2:32||Feb 9, 2007||Suffolk County Community College, Brookhaven, New York, U.S.||Won vacant USBA heavyweight title|
|27||Win||27–0||Domonic Jenkins||TKO||5 (8), 2:17||Aug 19, 2006||Events Center, Reno, Nevada, U.S.|
|26||Win||26–0||Ed Mahone||TKO||4 (10), 0:33||Jun 2, 2006||The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|25||Win||25–0||Andrew Greeley||UD||8||Feb 10, 2006||The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|24||Win||24–0||Robert Hawkins||UD||12||Sep 9, 2005||The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.||Won IBU and vacant Pennsylvania State heavyweight titles|
|23||Win||23–0||Ross Puritty||UD||10||May 17, 2005||The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|22||Win||22–0||Melvin Foster||TKO||5 (10)||Apr 22, 2005||The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|21||Win||21–0||Louis Monaco||UD||10||Dec 3, 2004||The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|20||Win||20–0||Ron Guerrero||UD||10||Oct 8, 2004||The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|19||Win||19–0||John Sargent||TKO||1 (8), 2:46||Jun 25, 2004||The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|18||Win||18–0||Marcus Rhode||TKO||2 (6)||Apr 23, 2004||The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|17||Win||17–0||Cornelius Ellis||MD||8||Feb 27, 2004||The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|16||Win||16–0||Sam Tillman||TKO||3 (8)||Dec 5, 2003||The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|15||Win||15–0||Allen Smith||KO||2 (6)||Aug 15, 2003||The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|14||Win||14–0||Craig Tomlinson||TKO||4 (8)||Apr 25, 2003||The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|13||Win||13–0||Kevin Tallon||TKO||1 (6)||Feb 21, 2003||The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|12||Win||12–0||Dean Storey||UD||6||Dec 6, 2002||The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|11||Win||11–0||Antonio Colbert||TKO||5||Sep 20, 2002||The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|10||Win||10–0||David Chappell||UD||6||May 24, 2002||The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|9||Win||9–0||David Chappell||UD||8||Apr 26, 2002||Coliseum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|8||Win||8–0||Mark Johnson||TKO||4 (4), 1:30||Oct 27, 2001||St. John Arena, Steubenville, Ohio, U.S.|
|7||Win||7–0||Carlos Igo||UD||6||Aug 25, 2001||Pepsi-Cola Roadhouse, Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|6||Win||6–0||Joe Lenhart||PTS||6||Aug 3, 2001||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|5||Win||5–0||Anthony Prince||KO||1 (4), 0:57||Jun 23, 2001||Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|4||Win||4–0||Joe Lenhart||UD||6||Apr 20, 2001||Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|3||Win||3–0||Scott Hosaflook||TKO||3 (6)||Apr 7, 2001||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|2||Win||2–0||Ed Barry||KO||1||Mar 3, 2001||Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|1||Win||1–0||Tyrone Austin||TKO||2||Dec 29, 2000||Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, Chester, West Virginia, U.S.||Professional debut|
- Boehm, Mike (2009). "Eddie Chambers". proboxing-fans.com. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
- "Wladimir Klitschko vs. Eddie Chambers March 20 in Germany! » FightFan.com Boxing News". Fightfan.com. 2010-01-26. Retrieved 2012-08-13.
|Regional boxing titles|
Title last held byBert Cooper
|Pennsylvania State heavyweight champion
September 9, 2005 – July 2008
Title next held byBrian Minto
Title last held byEvander Holyfield
|USBA heavyweight champion
February 9, 2007 – August 2008
Title next held byCedric Boswell
|Minor world boxing titles|
|IBU heavyweight champion
September 9, 2007 – May 2006
Title next held byGene Pukall