Chambers was a good heavyweight. He sucks at cruiserweight. His waist looked thick against Mchunu. He looked weird, and very slow.Posted January 18, 2014 7:30 pm
Yes, but it was a Polack fighting in America. They gave it to the Polack.
That tells you something.Posted January 18, 2014 7:27 pm
Just watched on tube adamek vs chambers. Chambers definitely won a fight. 11 rounds with one hand, and still was much better than adamek.Posted January 18, 2014 7:16 pm
It all depends on what Chambers has left physically. He was shockingly slow and sluggish at cruiser. Was it due to the weight loss or simply the miles he’s already banked? We’ll find out soon enough. At his best he was a good slick boxer like Chris Byrd with a bit more pop to his punch and less running.Posted January 18, 2014 5:31 pm
Actually… the “I ripped Ali’s glove open to give Ali precious minutes to recover as they changed the glove” story is another made up Angie Dundee story. Dundee was a noted story teller and fibber. He made stuff up. They never called time or changed Ali’s glove. In England they wouldn’t anyway because Cooper had Ali hurt. You can watch the fight yourself on YouTube and clearly see for yourself.
Cooper caught Ali with a brutal left hook that hurt Ali bad. Ali was bouncing against the ropes all the way to the canvas and was clearly knocked out for 2 or 3 seconds. The bell rang during the count and Ali was up just before the count of 5. Ali wobbled to his corner. His seconds worked Ali over furiously to revive him. He was fine within the minute rest period — which was not shortened due to any glove tear.
Dundee may have asked for a new glove but the Brits ignored him. They wanted Ali available to be hit again ASAP. Ali was fine and was taking the 5th round when the fight was stopped on Cooper’s badly cut eye.
The fight highlighted an Ali weakness… He was open for a slick left hook.Posted January 18, 2014 4:13 pm
Anonymous kinda sounds like Jack the Cutman….anyone remember that no nothing blow hard?Where has he been?Size isn’t the problem it’s his lack of enough power to demand respect and his age.He can’t depend as much on his reflexes as he used to.Posted January 18, 2014 11:31 am
BILLY NO MEDALS ALL AMERICAN BOY
Anonymous is talking plastic again!maybe its coz hes a spasticPosted January 18, 2014 11:09 am
Eddie has always been more effective against bigger fighters as long as they are not a Klitschko.He is still young for a HW so he should do OK but I don’t see him winning a title belt.Posted January 18, 2014 9:28 am
This is a good fit for both team Fury and Chambers.Both Tyson and especially Hughie,will reap huge benefits from having Eddie on board.I still think Eddie should be at CW,as others have said,he just doesn’t have enough pop at HW,plus he has the disadvantages of fighting bigger,heavier,stronger,taller guys with much longer reach.His skills overcompensated for these obstacles.I hope he can comeback with a renewed vigour and get back to fighting at the top.It’s always nice to see a HW or CW with great skills.Good luck Eddie!Posted January 18, 2014 6:13 am
Farm boxer…please allow to clear up the split glove you mention (Ali v cooper)
Angelo Dundee was Ali’s trainer and one of the best cut men in boxing history. Angelo Dundee admitted that he did cut Ali’s gloves for him to recoup, otherwise Ali would have been knocked out. Angelo Dundee changed Ali’s glove to buy time. I think Angelo Dundee would know……… Henry Cooper was a very small heavyweight…………Posted January 18, 2014 3:44 am
Bo Bo Olson says.., “The first few rounds before Clay’s trainer cut his glove and let him recover…back when both were under 200 pounds.”
Man you’re stupid… Clay’s trainer didn’t cut his glove… They never changed his glove… The rest period was one minute exactly and you can check it out on YouTube idiot..
Plus they didn’t both weigh under 200… Clay was 207 and Cooper 185… Get your facts straight.Posted January 18, 2014 3:09 am
Eddie is a Philadelphia fighter, he’ll be alright!Posted January 17, 2014 11:39 pm
Ned, read my mind pretty much. Best luck to eddie, has talent.Posted January 17, 2014 6:21 pm
Bo Bo Olson
Best British ‘cruiser weight’ was a Bleeding Henry, the first few rounds before Clay’s trainer cut his glove and let him recover…back when both were under 200 pounds.Posted January 17, 2014 5:58 pm
best british cruiser david haye.Posted January 17, 2014 4:24 pm
UK: Owned by foreigners
Eddie Chambers would destroy Bellew & Cleverly!Posted January 17, 2014 3:35 pm
UK: Owned by foreigners
Best British cruiser is Elton JohnPosted January 17, 2014 3:24 pm
could go all the way to a plastic belt.Posted January 17, 2014 3:04 pm
True, Adamek looked bad in that fight. But you don’t win fights by throwing one punch per round. Adamek may have been ineffective (since Chambers is very slick and has good defence) but at least showed some agression and willingness to fight.Posted January 17, 2014 2:46 pm
hahahahahahaPosted January 17, 2014 2:17 pm
Best American cruiser was Rock Hudson.Posted January 17, 2014 1:39 pm
Only me and Jesus were resurrected, praise the Lord, mofo’s!Posted January 17, 2014 1:35 pm
Best American Cruiserweight is Al Sands, 1 punch power like no other American at this weight, this time next year he will be ranked as such. Wish fast Eddie good luck tho! Hope to see a competitive fight for him.Posted January 17, 2014 1:33 pm
I thought chambers beat Adamek. It was a close fight to most. I thought Chambers made Adamek look bad, scored the better punches and showed great defense, all Adamek could do was apply ineffective pressure. They were fighting on Adamek’s turf.Posted January 17, 2014 1:25 pm
Chambers his problem is not his size, it’s his unwilliingness to fight and inability to mix it up. All he did in his last fights was running and covering up, even when being behind on points. One of the most boring boxers I ever saw, much like Kevin Johnson. Boxing is a business, a fight has to generate money and I doubt many will want to see this guy fight, unless they’re out of sleeping pills.Posted January 17, 2014 12:54 pm
Well let’s not declare him resurrected until he’s foughtPosted January 17, 2014 12:54 pm
20 years ago maybe, Eddie’s just too small for the heavyweight division nowadays, that’s why he tried moving down to cruiserweight. If he had knockout power at heavyweight like Tyson had then things would be different but he doesn’t and on the business end of the heavyweight division Showtime and HBO like to put on fights that have knockout potential from both fighters. Good boxer but unfortunately for Eddie he’s not a good draw from a business standpoint.Posted January 17, 2014 12:37 pm
Does this mean Eddie will become eligible for a BBBoC title at HW or CW?????
Not that’s it’s a very significant title, but being the BBBoC HW Champion will give him several $$$$ fights, even vs the likes of Harrison.Posted January 17, 2014 12:35 pm
Ned…Good post…I was thinking along the same lines…Posted January 17, 2014 12:21 pm
As the author points out, Eddie has an impressive resume. Peter Fury probably believes that Eddie’s extensive experience makes him a valuable sparring partner for Tyson and Hughie. Moreover, fighting on team Fury undercards in Europe could reignite his stagnant career. Some European matches in the UK and Germany have filled stadiums up to 60,000 fans. Even if Eddie doesn’t win a title, he can pick up some decent purses. Best of luck to him.Posted January 17, 2014 12:18 pm