Interview with ‘Fast’ Eddie Chambers… by Chip Mitchell

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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

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Floyd Mayweather: Greatness!

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Floyd Mayweather Jr, a phenomenon, pugilistic master, marketing genius, P4P best, undefeated and future hall of fame boxer. Time and time again I find myself defending the skills and prowess of a man who does not need defending.

Once again a recent article on this site wrote by lets say a devoted boxing follower to say the least, the article claims Floyd Mayweather is realizing his own fighting style is “boring” and he was pressured into fighting Saul “Canelo” Alvarez due to poor pay per view numbers in his last fight. Continue reading

Mayweather-Canelo, “The One” – Prediction

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Esther Lin/Showtime

 

When the announcement was made for Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez I couldn’t contain my excitement.  Finally a fight the fans want to see.  The two biggest and best names in the sport putting their unbeaten records on the line for the coveted crown of pound for pound king.  It has all the makings of a classic.

Many of you did not expect Mayweather to take this fight so soon into his 6 fight deal with CBS as he has a reputation of “ducking” opponents, case in point would be Manny Pacquiao.  Mayweather however would argue that he made the right decision based on Pacquiao’s last two outings but no one can say the same about this fight with Canelo.

Canelo has been built up as the next Mexican great and a lot of people would argue he is already the true P4P king so the fact that Mayweather is taking this fight now proves that he is not afraid to fight the best. Continue reading

Samuel Neequaye Fights for NABF Title on August 2!

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Samuel Kotey Neequaye gets the opportunity to win his first title in the America when he faces 40 year old Dorin Spivey on August with the (North America Boxing Association) Lightweight belt at stake for the winner.

World title chasing Neequaye has impressed on all three of his fights in the US since arriving a little over a year ago. Now he gets the chance to win a title and edge closer to realizing the world championship glory when they square off at the Bob Carpenter Center, Newark, Delaware, USA on August 2. But in the vastly experienced Spivey (42-6, 30 KOs), the Ghanaian faces the sternest of tests but it’s one that the 30 year old Neequaye has sworn to ride no matter how tough it comes.

“It’s all about survival of the fittest and knowing where I’m coming from, nothing is going to stop me. I know he has been around for a long time but I’m also determined to write my own history so let’s go rumble in the ring. I’m ready,” Neequaye told the Ghana based newspaper BOXING IN GHANA from his US base.

Floyd vs. Broner? Everyone’s Got a Price… by Robert Uzzell

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I keep having this eerie feeling that Floyd Mayweather is going to go for it in the final fights of his career.  I’ve never subscribed to the fact that Mayweather has ducked or dodged opponents in the past.  For every time someone has mentioned this, one merely has to look at Mike Tyson not fighting Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield at times in his career.  We can look at the fact that Ray Leonard ignored Aaron Pryor’s and Mike McCallum’s pleas for fights many years ago.

Mayweather has fought Miguel Cotto (a guy he allegedly ducked in the past), Shane Mosley, Juan Manuel Marquez, and Robert Guerrero in four of his previous five fights.  Guerrero was a hot fighter who had gone 15 fights without a loss.  He was also a six-time world champion in four different weight classes.  He was fresh off of a major destruction of Andre Berto and had a style that should’ve given Mayweather problems.  Marquez, Mosley, and Cotto are Hall of Famers.  So, to say Floyd hasn’t stepped up to the challenges is ludicrous. 

If you said a year ago that Floyd would move up in weight again to take on a young, strong, hungry Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, most experts would have laughed in disbelief.  Yet, that is what we will get on September 14, 2013.  I wouldn’t be shocked to see Floyd continue this trend by fighting Pacquiao and, maybe even more surprising, Adrien Broner.  Yes, THAT Adrien Broner.  Continue reading

Golovkin and the Desperate Need for a Rival

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Boxing needs mega-rivalries that will bring a buzz back to the sport. It’s time for boxing to knock MMA on it’s backside. We know that Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will never happen. Pacquiao  looks to be on the downside of his career, Marquez is one fight away from retirement. Once Mayweather leaves the star power in boxing is gone.

My suggestion is  to start building new rivalries now. Now is the time for boxing  to start making the fights that will create those rivalries. The fighter at the center of it all: Gennady Golovkin. He is a machine,and reminds me of a young Roberto Duran. He can box, he can punch, and oh my, can he punch!  He will fight anybody in his division, he shows no fear, and he is must see boxing. Fighters, such as Canelo Alvarez, Carl Froch, and Peter Quillin, would make for heated rivalries. Continue reading

Factors That Could Determine the Outcome of Mayweather/Canelo

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Esther Lin/Showtime

 

I am neither a boxer nor a boxing trainer but I can say with some accuracy, the factors that will be at play that night, 14th of September 2013. Looking at the strengths and weaknesses for both fighters, it is more logical to draw conclusions from some premise, than to make wild conclusions without basis. It is neither here nor there to just claim that Floyd Mayweather Jr. will beat Saul “Canelo” Alvarez or the other way round, without looking at the factors at play. Here, I will try to look at the major ones at play. Continue reading