Is Eddie Chambers Ready for a Shot At Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko?
“Fast” Eddie Chambers is one of many Heavyweight fighters hailing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is known for his speed in the ring, and has mowed down enough competition to earn his bragging rights. Coming of a fresh win over top contender Alexander Dimitrenko, “Fast” Eddie is looking to make his mark in the Heavyweight division and is currently the number 5 ranked heavyweight fighter in the division according to Pro Fighting Fans.
Making his mark:
As an amateur, Eddie Chambers had won over 80 fights and was able to nab the Pennsylvania State title. He worked his way to the top with his exceptional hand speed and foot work. Most opponents were taken aback, that a 225 pound fighter was able to bob and weave like “Fast” Eddie did. Deciding to close out his amateur career, Eddie was ready to make his mark in boxing and decided to turn pro.
Eddie Chambers started his successful boxing career in 2000 at the age of 18. During the first five years he fought very weak opposition. However, in 2005 he stepped up in class and fought some very good club fighters, Ross Puritty and Robert Hawkins. Eddie was able to defeat both fighters by a lopsided unanimous decision. In 2006, “Fast” Eddie defeated former title challenger Ed Mahone and renowned club fighter Dominic Jenkins (who beat several prospects despite his 9-5 record).
Climbing the Ladder:
In 2007, “Fast” Eddie stopped Derek Rossy via TKO, and defeated Dominic Guinn by a unanimous decision. These two defeats earned him a spot in the IBF’s 4-man elimination tournament to face the current champion Wladimir Klitschko. While Chambers was able to beat Calvin Brock via split decision in the semifinals, but lost unanimously to Alexander Povetkin in the final bout. Barely missing the opportunity to become the mandatory challenger for the IBF title, “Fast” Eddie was determined to get back in the ranks.
After his first professional loss to Povetkin, “Fast” Eddie won three more before facing Samuel Peter in March of 2009. (Read an interview with Eddie Chambers as he prepared to face Sam Peter). Eddie Chambers fast pace boxing earned him a majority decision over the former world champion. With “Fast” Eddie showing the boxing world that his skills and conditioning were unsurpassed for a heavyweight, Chambers accepted a challenge from top contender Alexander Dimitrenko.
Eddie Chambers vs Alexander Dimitrenko
The two fighters stepped into the ring on July 4, 2009 for the WBO title elimination bout. For Chambers, it was his first return to Germany since losing his first professional loss to Alexander Povetkin. At 208 pounds, “Fast” Eddie worked his magic starting off steady against the bigger opponent. Chambers was able to land the more precise and cleaner shots throughout the fight. Dimitrenko received a standing 8 count in round 7, following a left hook to the body. “Fast” Eddie also was able to pummel Dimitrenko with a left hook to the chin in round 10 that dropped him to the canvas. Eddie Chambers picked up the win via majority decision, and earned himself a title shot against Wladimir Klitschko.
The Fast Future:
There is no doubt that “Fast” Eddie Chambers is waiting patiently to face the current WBO champion Wladimir Klitschko. (Read what Eddie has to say about Klitschko and his title shot in this interview). “Fast” Eddie has earned the reputation, and all the accolades that revolve around this bout; whenever it does happen with Wladimir. Through extreme conditioning, and quick hand speed, Eddie Chambers is quickly speeding his way to the top of the Heavyweight division.