In the wake of Cristobal Arreola’s withdrawl from the March 9th HBO show, Eddie Chambers (36-3, 18 KO’s) has offered to step up to fight Bermane Stiverne (22-1-1, 20 KO’s). Chambers has been in the gym and says he is ready to take Stiverne on.
Eddie Chambers said, “I am always in the gym. I was training anyway. It would be very easy for me to take the March 9th fight against Stiverne. I think this is a great opportunity, just too good to pass up.”
“Eddie is a throwback, old-time fighter. He is always ready to go. As soon as he heard Arreola backed out of the fight Eddie called me to say he wanted to step in to fight Stiverne. We would be happy to make this fight,” said Chambers promoter, Kathy Duva.
All of that said, and it sounds as if Arreola-Stiverne is being postponed, not cancelled. That means that the two will be meeting up and fighting one another in the near future, as opposed to being available for other opportunities. With a potential title shot on the line, it makes sense that each man is trying to hang onto that spot.
This is the second postponement of the Arreola vs. Stiverne clash. Maybe they’re just trying to buy as much time as possible, so they won’t have to face Vitali Klitschko at all, and can walk straight into an interim strap.