It has been quite some time since we’ve seen “Fast” Eddie Chambers (42-4, 23 ko’s) competing in a fight that had real value behind it. On April 30, 2016 he has a prime opportunity to get his name back into the mix as he is scheduled to fight Gerald Washington (16-0-1, 11 ko’s) of Los Angeles over 10-rounds in Carson, California.
Every boxing fan in Philly knows the Blue Horizon bred Eddie Chambers and most of the local fight fans are familiar with the California based Washington who fought Amir Mansour to a disputed draw in the fall of 2015. Las Vegas labels it as an even money fight, and with a good showing, the winner could spring boarding into the next level of heavyweights.
There are lots of unknowns with both fighters heading into this match. Chambers, one of the last boxers to regularly compete at the Legendary Blue Horizon, has been on the bench for quite some time. As for Washington, the jury is still out on whether he is more of a prospect or suspect.
On March 20, 2010 in Germany – Wladimir Klitschko retains his status as the worlds top heavyweight with a 12th round KO win over Fast Eddie Chambers. Not much to report from rounds 1 – 11 as neither man were very active though Klitschko won every round with sheer strength and aggression. Chambers corner’s advise every round seemed to be something like “go out there and fight!”.
Dr. Steel Hammer picked up the pace – going for a KO in the 12th and got it with :12 left in the round with a nasty left hook that put Fast Eddie down for the count. After the fight Chambers did seem to have no lasting effects of the knockout. Keep your head up Eddie!
The countdown begins we are only days away from “Fast” Eddie Chambers (35-1, 18 KOs) finally getting his shot at the IBF/WBO/IBO World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (53-3, 47 KOs). The scene is the ESPRIT arena Düsseldorf, Germany March 20th.
The media tour has been non stop as Eddie and Rob Murray have told everyone who will listen that they WILL come home with the titles!
Recorded on 3/11/10. Episode 2 – 30 minute show – Interview with Mark “Oaktree” Brown as he prepares for his big fight against Tony Grano in Connecticut. Quick preview of the Eddie Chambers vs Wladimir Klitschko fight…
Fast” Eddie Chambers (35-1, 18 KOs) is working hard in the Pocono’s as he prepares for this his long awaited crack at IBF/WBO/IBO world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (53-3, 47 KOs) on March 20th at ESPRIT arena Düsseldorf, Germany.
Chambers is the current WBO #1 contender and his coach Rob Murray says they have the formula to shock the world. My question is, is there a snowballs chance in hell that Chambers will get a fair shake in Germany if the fight goes to the scorecards??
No TV has been confirmed just yet but I am sure someone will pick this up. Hopefully we can get a chance to see Eddie attempt to become the first Philly Heavyweight champ in quite some time. Stay tuned for more info….
On July 4th, “Fast” Eddie Chambers got the job done in a big way when he picked apart Germany heavyweight Alexander Dimitrenko over 12 rounds in their WBO title eliminator bout. It was an impressive performance that now has many believing the Eddie is truly the top American Heavyweight out there. Congrats to the former King of the Blue who is now making his presence felt across the globe.
“Fast” Eddie Chambers (34-1, 18 KOs) has been granted the opportunity to fight the WBO #1 ranked heavyweight Alexander Dimitrenko (29-0, 19 KOs) in a title eliminator for July 4th in Germany to determine the mandatory challenger to belt holder Wladimir Klitschko. The fight headlines a “Universum Champions Night” card at the Color Line Arena in Hamburg. More info to come soon.
It has been a while since I put together a Philly top 10 list and in that time it is still pretty obvious who is #1 in the town, that would be B-Hop. But in the past year there has been a lot of activity amongst the rank and file who made moves to get to the top. Some succeeded, some failed, some have rebounded and others are on their way.
This time around I give you two lists. First is a national Philly top 10 pound for pound which gives my ranking to those from this area who are either champions, within title contention or TV fighters. These guys are all over the world and are known industry names.
The next list is themed “21 & Under” ranking the Philly pros with 21 pro fights or less. These fights can take place anywhere in the world. This list tracks the activity of the young pros who seem to be on their way to making big moves in the boxing circuit within the next few years. These rankings are based on pro performance and potential, not solely on amateur career.
This was done as a replacement for the local top 10 list that ranked boxers competing within city limits. There was just not enough activity to compile one. Take a look and feel free to send any feedback to me via email.
The former Blue Horizon big shot “Fast” Eddie Chambers redeemed his career in front of the world on ESPN, only to be rewarded with a majority decision for his sturdy, one geared counter missile attack on Nigeria’s Sam Peter in their 10 round heavyweight fight.
First and foremost, there is no way in hell this was a majority decision, Chambers clearly won at minimum 7 rounds although all 10 were competitive. Something was up here, even Teddy Altas’ round-by-round assessment was way off in my opinion, though in the end his score but make the most sense. I would love to sit with him one day in Russell Peltz office and hear him explain how in the world he gave round 2 to Sam Peter……after that I would love to hear the judges stories on why they thought this was so close. Bars around the city called in to complain about the closeness of the verdict but overall were pleased in the end because “Fast” Eddie boxed his way back into the big picture of world class heavyweights.
For 10 whole rounds, Chambers out boxed, outsmarted and outhustled the Ring Magazines #6 heavyweight en route to what everyone watching thought would be a unanimous decision. Chambers sharp jabs had Peters eyes puffy after round 2, the straight right landed crisply for Chambers every round and there weren’t many punches Peter threw that wasn’t met with a forearm, piece of glove or a wall of fresh air. Some argued they still didn’t see enough aggression from Chambers to suggest this effort wasn’t worthy of a heavyweight title shot shot, but others countered that in an absolute must win fight he found a formula that worked and stuck to it. No need to be fancy just for TV.
Very good, TV friendly heavyweight fight and this should put “Fast” Eddie hovering around the top level boxers in his division. I would LOVE to see Goosen-Tutor to put Eddie in with Chris Arreola. Eddie would box his ears off too. Congrats to Team Chambers for knocking on one of the men who one year ago today was among the most feared on the planet!