Chip Mitchell: Eddie, let’s first talk about the decision to move down from heavyweight to cruiserweight? Was part of the decision it based more on size or more opportunities in the division?
Fast Eddie Chambers: It is a combination of all that. But honestly when you think about the opportunities in cruiserweight it’s almost in some ways just as difficult because you see a lot of these champions sitting on belts. At least in heavyweight division you’ve got one guy saying ‘Look I’m going to try to rule the division’.
In the cruiserweight division we have four different champions and they’re all sitting on belts. And they are like ‘I don’t want to pick and choose’ and the promoters have to do this and that. Like Kathy (Duva) was saying a little earlier, they talk about having this other fight already made or that other fight made, so they’re not really thinking about getting anybody a shot at taking their title. They are thinking of keeping their belts and sitting on them.
So the opportunity is there but it’s not there. You know what I mean? It’s there because of my size and now I’m comparable to every other guy’s size in the cruiserweight division. We are all the same weight, basically. So now what means the most is your skill level and strength and determination and all that factors into the fight. Not size. You know what I’m saying? Not physical gifts as far as being big, tall, or having 30 or 40 pounds on a guy. That’s no longer important. Really it’s almost the same, but the transition was because I just really want to be a world champion. I see that possibility being a little more available at cruiserweight right now. And I’m ready to go at it. I’m can reign there because there is no size difference. I can go ahead and dominate these guys because we are all the same size. Continue reading