Eddie Chambers

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Eddie Chambers
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Chambers in 2010
Statistics
Real name Edward Chambers
Nickname(s) Fast
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Reach 75 in (191 cm)
Nationality American
Born (1982-03-29) March 29, 1982 (age 34)
Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 47
Wins 42
Wins by KO 23
Losses 5

Edward "Eddie" Chambers (born March 29, 1982) is an American professional boxer who has challenged once for a unified world heavyweight title in 2010.

Amateur career[edit]

Chambers had 80 fights as an amateur, winning the Pennsylvania state heavyweight title.[1]

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.

Chambers vs. Klitschko[edit]

On March 20, 2010 he faced Wladimir Klitschko for his first ever title shot in Düsseldorf, Germany.[2] 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[edit]

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.

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]

Professional record summary
47 fights 42 wins 5 losses
By knockout 23 1
By decision 19 4
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
47 Loss 42–5 United States Gerald Washington UD 8 Apr 30, 2016 United States StubHub Center, Carson, California, U.S.
46 Win 42–4 United States Galen Brown TKO 3 (8), 1:34 Sep 18, 2015 United States The Claridge Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
45 Win 41–4 United Kingdom Dorian Darch TKO 3 (8), 2:20 Nov 29, 2014 United Kingdom ExCeL, London, England
44 Win 40–4 Brazil Marcelo Luiz Nascimento PTS 8 Nov 8, 2014 United Kingdom Bluewater, Stone, England
43 Win 39–4 United Kingdom Carl Baker RTD 3 (8), 3:00 May 17, 2014 United Kingdom Town Hall, Leeds, England
42 Win 38–4 Uganda Moses Matovu TKO 1 (6), 1:10 Apr 12, 2014 United Kingdom Copper Box, London, England
41 Win 37–4 Czech Republic Tomas Mrazek TKO 6 (6), 2:35 Mar 29, 2014 United Kingdom Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, England
40 Loss 36–4 South Africa Thabiso Mchunu UD 10 Aug 3, 2013 United States Mohegan Sun Arena, Montville, Connecticut, U.S.
39 Loss 36–3 Poland Tomasz Adamek UD 12 Jun 16, 2012 United States Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, U.S. For vacant IBF North American heavyweight title
38 Win 36–2 United States Derric Rossy UD 12 Feb 11, 2011 United States Bally's, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
37 Loss 35–2 Ukraine Wladimir Klitschko KO 12 (12), 2:55 Mar 20, 2010 Germany ESPRIT arena, Düsseldorf, Germany For IBF, WBO, IBO, The Ring, and lineal heavyweight titles
36 Win 35–1 Germany Alexander Dimitrenko MD 12 Jul 4, 2009 Germany Color Line Arena, Hamburg, Germany
35 Win 34–1 Nigeria Samuel Peter MD 10 Mar 27, 2009 United States Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
34 Win 33–1 Mali Cisse Salif UD 8 Dec 13, 2008 United States Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California, U.S.
33 Win 32–1 Ecuador Livin Castillo TKO 5 (10), 2:59 Oct 3, 2008 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
32 Win 31–1 United States Raphael Butler TKO 6 (12) Jun 20, 2008 Cayman Islands Royal Watler Cruise Terminal, George Town, Cayman Islands Retained USBA heavyweight title
31 Loss 30–1 Russia Alexander Povetkin UD 12 Jan 26, 2008 Germany Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany
30 Win 30–0 United States Calvin Brock SD 12 Nov 2, 2007 United States Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington, U.S.
29 Win 29–0 United States Dominick Guinn UD 10 May 4, 2007 United States Palms Casino Resort, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
28 Win 28–0 United States Derric Rossy TKO 7 (12), 2:32 Feb 9, 2007 United States Suffolk County Community College, Brookhaven, New York, U.S. Won vacant USBA heavyweight title
27 Win 27–0 United States Domonic Jenkins TKO 5 (8), 2:17 Aug 19, 2006 United States Events Center, Reno, Nevada, U.S.
26 Win 26–0 United States Ed Mahone TKO 4 (10), 0:33 Jun 2, 2006 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
25 Win 25–0 United States Andrew Greeley UD 8 Feb 10, 2006 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
24 Win 24–0 United States Robert Hawkins UD 12 Sep 9, 2005 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. Won IBU and vacant Pennsylvania State heavyweight titles
23 Win 23–0 United States Ross Puritty UD 10 May 17, 2005 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
22 Win 22–0 United States Melvin Foster TKO 5 (10) Apr 22, 2005 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
21 Win 21–0 United States Louis Monaco UD 10 Dec 3, 2004 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
20 Win 20–0 United States Ron Guerrero UD 10 Oct 8, 2004 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
19 Win 19–0 United States John Sargent TKO 1 (8), 2:46 Jun 25, 2004 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
18 Win 18–0 United States Marcus Rhode TKO 2 (6) Apr 23, 2004 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
17 Win 17–0 United States Cornelius Ellis MD 8 Feb 27, 2004 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
16 Win 16–0 United States Sam Tillman TKO 3 (8) Dec 5, 2003 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
15 Win 15–0 United States Allen Smith KO 2 (6) Aug 15, 2003 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
14 Win 14–0 United States Craig Tomlinson TKO 4 (8) Apr 25, 2003 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
13 Win 13–0 United States Kevin Tallon TKO 1 (6) Feb 21, 2003 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
12 Win 12–0 United States Dean Storey UD 6 Dec 6, 2002 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
11 Win 11–0 United States Antonio Colbert TKO 5 Sep 20, 2002 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
10 Win 10–0 United States David Chappell UD 6 May 24, 2002 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
9 Win 9–0 United States David Chappell UD 8 Apr 26, 2002 United States Coliseum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
8 Win 8–0 United States Mark Johnson TKO 4 (4), 1:30 Oct 27, 2001 United States St. John Arena, Steubenville, Ohio, U.S.
7 Win 7–0 United States Carlos Igo UD 6 Aug 25, 2001 United States Pepsi-Cola Roadhouse, Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
6 Win 6–0 United States Joe Lenhart PTS 6 Aug 3, 2001 United States Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
5 Win 5–0 United States Anthony Prince KO 1 (4), 0:57 Jun 23, 2001 United States Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
4 Win 4–0 United States Joe Lenhart UD 6 Apr 20, 2001 United States Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
3 Win 3–0 United States Scott Hosaflook TKO 3 (6) Apr 7, 2001 United States Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
2 Win 2–0 United States Ed Barry KO 1 Mar 3, 2001 United States Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 United States Tyrone Austin TKO 2 Dec 29, 2000 United States Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, Chester, West Virginia, U.S. Professional debut

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boehm, Mike (2009). "Eddie Chambers". proboxing-fans.com. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  2. ^ "Wladimir Klitschko vs. Eddie Chambers March 20 in Germany! » FightFan.com Boxing News". Fightfan.com. 2010-01-26. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Bert Cooper
Pennsylvania State heavyweight champion
September 9, 2005 – July 2008
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Brian Minto
Vacant
Title last held by
Evander Holyfield
USBA heavyweight champion
February 9, 2007 – August 2008
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Cedric Boswell
Minor world boxing titles
Preceded by
Robert Hawkins
IBU heavyweight champion
September 9, 2007 – May 2006
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Gene Pukall