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News: Chambers Wants Klitschko; Broadhurst-Quaye; Team USA Goes 2-0

PHILADELPHIA (OCTOBER 29, 2008)--On the heels of the recent foot injury suffered to IBF #1 ranked mandatory contender, Alexander Povetkin, number-seven ranked "Fast" Eddie Chambers is ready, willing & able to step in and bring the IBF & WBO Heavyweight titles back to the City of Brotherly Love..

"I feel that I am the most deserving available Heavyweight out there. I have fought everyone and lost a close fight to Povetkin in a fight I was dominating. Since then I have comeback to score a couple knockouts so that should put me back in the thick of things."

A couple years ago, Chambers & Klitschko sparred together as the currant champion prepared for a big fight.

"Wladimir had me in camp and he knows how competitive those sessions were and I will just leave it at that."

"After Povetkin's injury,. I think everyone knows that I am the most worthy contender that is available."

"Our whole team including my promoter Goossen-Tutor, Score America & my manager Rob Murray are unilaterally behind this push for me to get this opportunity."

Murray, who is Chambers longtime manager also believes that his man is the only logical choice to be Klitschko's December 13th dance partner.

"Eddie should be the choice for a number of reasons. He is the closest thing to Povetkin as he was once the number-one contender. I know there there has been a lot of backlash from the fans since this has happened about some of the names being bandied about, but when it comes right down to it, Eddie is the only one has has not been recycled over and over."


BROADHURST CURSED!

Commonwealth Super-Flyweight title challenger Isaac "The Black Mamba" Quaye has drafted in some extra help ahead of his fight with Don Broadhurst.

And it's not top sparring partners or a new trainer - but his local witchdoctor in Accra, Ghana.

The jujuman has put a curse on Broadhurst in an eloborate ceremony prior to his departure to England which includes the venom of a Black Mamba, Africa's most deadly snake.

"My witchdoctor has put a curse on my opponent Don Broadhurst to shrink him smaller than he already is for Friday night," said Quaye, who tackles "The Don" at the Aston Events Centre, Birmingham, on October 31.

"He may notice it on Friday morning when he wakes up or he may not notice it until we are in the ring but he will definitely be shorter,"

"As well as cursing Broadhurst, I also had to drink a potion which includes the venom of a Black Mamba amongst other magical ingredients,"

"It was important to use the poison from that particular snake because it is the deadliest snake in Africa,"

"I will be as strong as an ox on the night and will feel no pain,"

"Like the Black Mamba, I will be deadly once I get near him,"

But Broadhurst hit back, citing more conventional scientific methods.

"Quaye's got an ideal first name for the fight on Friday," said Broadhurst. "He's called Isaac, and like Isaac Newton he is going to discover gravity when I get to him.

"He will be hitting the canvas like the famous apple!"


Team USA Goes 2-0 in Tuesday’s Preliminary Round Action at the
AIBA Youth World Championships


(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – The United States enjoyed a successful Tuesday in the final day of preliminary action at the AIBA Youth World Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico. Welterweight Errol Spence (Desoto, Texas) and middleweight Luis Arias (Milwaukee, Wis.) both competed in second round action, recording dominating victories.

Arias took the ring in the afternoon session, facing Puerto Rico’s Felix Rodriguez in his second bout of the tournament. The 18-year-old once again put forth a dominating performance, pounding Rodriguez effectively to the body en route to a 27-1 victory and a berth in the quarterfinal round. The 2006 Cadet World Championships silver medalist will face the Czech Republic’s Ozkar Lakomy in quarterfinal round competition in the seventh bout of Wednesday’s afternoon action.

Spence displayed a defensive masterpiece in his second round bout as well, defeating the Ukraine’s Makarov Taras by a 15-1 margin to join four of his teammates in the quarterfinal round. Spence will compete in the eighth bout of Wednesday’s evening action, taking on Uzebekistan’s Boturjon Mahmudov for a spot in the medal round.

Spence and Arias join flyweight Adam Lopez (San Antonio, Texas), heavyweight Nicholas Kisner (Glen Burnie, Md.) and super heavyweight Joey Dawejko in quarterfinal action on Wednesday. Lopez will face the Dominican Republic’s Orlando Felix Perez Zapata in the third bout of afternoon competition while Kisner takes on Kazakhstan’s Ivan Dychko in the 10th bout of the evening session. Dawejko will close the day for the United States team in a match-up with Kazakhstan’s Bauyrzhan Akshabay in the 11th bout of the evening session.

The two sessions will begin at 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. EST and AIBA is showing live scoring on their website at www.aiba.org throughout the tournament.

Article posted on 29.10.2008



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