Fast Eddie Chambers Looking to be the Next Big Thing

By Darren Nichols


Fast Eddie Chambers Looking to be the Next Big Thing

"On February 9th, expect to see an impressive view of a heavyweight that you haven’t seen for a while."

BoxingTalk:  Eddie, you have a fight coming up on February 9th in New York.  How is preparation going for that fight?

Eddie Chambers:  It’s going well.  I’m training really hard to get myself ready as if it were a 12-round fight.

BoxingTalk:  What do you know about your opponent, Derrick Rossy?

Eddie Chambers:  I heard he’s pretty good.  He came in at 250 in his last fight, and I hear he’s a pretty tough guy.  A big, strong, football player type, so I have my work cut out for me, but I’ll be prepared.

BoxingTalk:  Being the fact that Derrick Rossy is undefeated, will prepare any differently than your previous opponents?

Eddie Chambers:  First, I want to be able to fight hard.  He’s probably a pressure fighter who will be in my face the whole time, so I need to make sure my legs are good.  My preparation has been the same as when I prepare for all my other fights.  I train hard for all my fights.

BoxingTalk:  What do you feel a win against Rossy will do for your career?

Eddie Chambers:  This is a good test for me.  I’m fighting a guy who is 15-0, who has fought some decent guys.  Most of Rossy’s wins have been by knockout.  So a victory against him will get me another fight or two within a title shot.

BoxingTalk:  Do you feel you need to go out there and knock him out to prove that you are a true heavyweight contender?

Eddie Chambers:  Everybody wants to go out there and look impressive.  As long as I win, and win impressively, that is how people will view me.

BoxingTalk:  You recently signed with Goossen Tutor Promotions.  What will this new partnership do to improve the heavyweight division?

Eddie Chambers:  With myself, Goossen Tutor, and Score Promotions, we are putting my career where it’s never been.   I’m now able to be seen.  People are able to see who I am, and not just say, “Oh, I’ve heard of this guy.”  We only heard of Nikolai Valuev for a while.  He was a big guy and the next big thing.  That’s how it will be for me.

BoxingTalk:  What can we expect from you on February 9th, and for 2007?

Eddie Chambers:  On February 9th, expect to see an impressive view of a heavyweight you haven’t seen for a while.  I’ll be well prepared, and for the rest of ’07 I’ll look good each time out,  stepping up my competition, so everyone can see a different heavyweight then the top four guys.  Hopefully we can all step up for the heavyweight division.


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