‘Fast’ Eddie Chambers is on a mission back to world level and is ready to show that at Leeds Town Hall on Saturday night (May 17).
The former world heavyweight title contender takes on Carl Baker and is determined to prove his class on the undercard to the MaxiNutrition Knockout semi-finals, live on Channel 5 from 10pm.
“I’m feeling as good as I’ve ever felt – strong, focused and determined to get back to where I need to be in this sport,” Eddie said.
“I’m going to give you a reason to come and support me because I’m planning on taking this straight to the title, there’s no question about it and we’ll make some history on the way.”
Eddie takes on Carl Baker, who boasts 10 wins with seven knockouts and will be looking for another scalp with world level pedigree.
In 2009 the Sheffield heavyweight defeated Danny Williams, a man who boasts a knockout win over the former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world Mike Tyson and challenged Vitali Klitschko for the WBC world heavyweight title.
But Eddie, who fought Wladimir Klitschko for the IBF, IBO and WBO world heavyweight titles, isn’t concerned with who his opponent is and is confident that under the tutelage of trainer Peter Fury he will get back to the top of the sport.
“There is no question about it, for someone like myself, who got there without the best of everything – now getting the best of everything there is no excuse for me,” Eddie said.
“That’s the only place I belong, at world level, and if I can’t make it there then what’s the point – I don’t want to give anyone the satisfaction to be able to say he gave up, he can’t do this, he can’t do that and he’s not going to be this and he’s not going to be that.
“They’ve said it before and I’ll continue to show them otherwise – it’s something that motivates me and it motivates all of us because we use the negativity as fuel to push us further and to strive to prove them wrong.”
Chambers fights over eight three-minute rounds on the undercard to the MaxiNutrition Knockout semi-finals where newly crowned British light heavyweight champion and Leeds fighter Bob Ajisafe takes on Swanley’s Southern Area champion Leon Senior and English champion and Newcastle fighter Travis Dickinson makes the first defence of his title against Preston’s Central Area champion Matty Clarkson.
This fantastic night also features a whole host of talent on the undercard including former world heavyweight title contender (against Wladimir Klitschko) ‘Fast’ Eddie Chambers, Leeds fighters Tommy Broadbent and Damon Jones, Bradford’s Darren Tetley and former WBC world light welterweight champion Junior Witter, Rotherham’s Atif Shafiq and Morecambe’s Isaac Lowe.
Courtesy of the Hennessy Sports press office