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That will be an excellent fight. Lebedev is good but let’s not overhype him past Chambers. In Denis fight with James Toney, Lebedev went 12 rounds with James, who blew his knee out in the 2nd round, and Denis was unable to finish him. I know James has a great chin and good defense but, we are talking about an older, badly injured James Toney. denis should have been able to overwhelm him with punches to force a TKO but he couldn’t. What is he going to do with a younger, faster, Eddie Chambers, who gets hit less than James Toney? If this fight goes through, we should be seeing a new wba cruiserweight champion.

Posted December 24, 2012 4:07 pm 


Great potential fight! Lets hope it happens.

Posted December 22, 2012 9:57 am 


dennis has shown marked improvement in his last outing hs was relaxed and his timing distance footwork all seemed to have improved steady eddie will need his best to “befuddle” him …

Posted December 21, 2012 6:44 pm 

Fight Aficionado

I disagree with calling Lebedev crude. He knows how to cut of the ring, block and counter and has decent combinations. It’s true that Chambers is the slicker of the two though.

Posted December 21, 2012 5:23 pm 

Ballou Armash

Crude slugger vs slick boxer match-up. Chambers should win an easy decision.

Posted December 21, 2012 4:29 pm 


The facts are clear Eddie is fast but the Russian is tough, talented and not going to be denied. Look for Fast Eddie to incur what he does not like, a loss.

Posted December 21, 2012 2:33 pm 


Chambers is a tough, solid heavywieght. As a cruiserwieght he will only gain speed, so I like his chances. Lebedev is a paper champ and I look for Chambers to outbox the pants off this Russian fraud. Wins over Old man Roy Jones and James pigs out Toney mean nothing. Chambers will win this fight end of story.

Posted December 21, 2012 1:10 pm 


Chambers,if he’s lost the weight sensibly,should win this comfortably.While lebedev has improved a lot under the tutelage of Tzu,he’s still a little raw,but he does posess raw power.Chambers should be too slick,too fast,too clever.But this is by no means a mismatch,Lebedev is a very good cruiser.

Posted December 21, 2012 5:14 am 


Eddie wont cant handle the speed of Lebidev, easy victory.

Posted December 21, 2012 4:58 am 


Tark…Good points.And yes this could be one of the great fights in the near future.

Posted December 21, 2012 2:28 am 


eddie always seemed like a good boxer and a classy guy I hope the cruiser weight catches on because of the size of the heavyweights nowa days .todays cruiser weights were about the same size as past heavy weights marciano walcott charles jimmy ellis good fighters but I dont belive the 190 lb heavyweights can compete with the top 6ft8 248 lb heavyweights of today .

Posted December 21, 2012 2:27 am 

Gonzo the Dragonborn – ESB Poster of the year 2011-2012-2013-2014-2015-2016

Chambers is going to be very strong at the weight and there can’t be any excuses about him being weakened by coming down to his NATURAL division if Lebedebedev wins.

Posted December 21, 2012 2:21 am 

Gonzo the Dragonborn – ESB Poster of the year 2011-2012-2013-2014-2015-2016

Chambers isn’t going to have any problems making the weight at all. The CW limit is 200 lbs and he weighed 202 lbs for his last fight against Adamek, 208 lbs the fight before that, and 209 lbs and 208 lbs again for his two fights prior to that one.

Posted December 21, 2012 2:18 am 


befuddle im sure someone here at ESB had to google for the meaning of that word ….

Posted December 20, 2012 9:46 pm 


Eddie will befuddle this caveman.

Posted December 20, 2012 9:33 pm 


but lebedev is no joke he tough and strong and can punch the way chambers covers up if lebedev can land that uppercut chambers can be in trouble but chambers speed and slickness and footwork and jab can be troublesome for denis it be a interesting fight boxer vs puncher fight if chambers dnt look drained then i pick him to win it by decsion

Posted December 20, 2012 9:03 pm 


if chambers fight out there he might get robbed if he fight in lebedev hometown if chambers do move down hope he dnt be drained if he dnt be he should be even more faster and hit a lil harder and more stamina he bulid like a crusieweight chambers should of been move down lebedev fought at that weight much longer so he more use to it then chambers is i know chambers can win the fight it just the weight if he move down how he going to perform

Posted December 20, 2012 8:55 pm 


Where is Chambers at as a boxer??? God knows. Eddie had a lot of problems, injuries, and surgeries that limit his game. He suffered a savage KO loss as well. Eddie is a quick, slick, skilled boxer and jabber much like the light hitting Jimmy Young of the 1970’s—but Eddie has a stronger body attack and a niftier step-in left hook than Young. Eddie used the hook to floor the undefeated 6’8”X257 Alexander Dimitrenko, who is depicted in the photo accompanying this story. Young out-boxed the huge and powerful George Foreman—and seemed on his way to a world title—but Young lacked the discipline and dedication for the long haul. Chambers seems more grounded, intelligent, disciplined, and persevering. He seemed to be a world championship caliber boxer in his Peter and Dimitrenko fights. Lebedev’s bold challenge could possibly allow Eddie to fulfill his world title dreams at cruiserweight … Good luck Fast Eddie.

Posted December 20, 2012 8:12 pm 


less around the waist ….

Posted December 20, 2012 7:28 pm 


lebedev’s only loss is a SD to Huck – good fight – we don’t know how eddie will look at this weight

Posted December 20, 2012 7:22 pm 


is steady eddie willing to travel to lebedevys backyard too smash him about the head and face ?……

Posted December 20, 2012 6:30 pm 


I wish all fights could be made this quickly.

Posted December 20, 2012 4:47 pm 

Fight Aficionado

Well that’s it. Both guys want the fight, get their managers together and ink the deal. It’ll be a nice cruiserweight battle.

Posted December 20, 2012 4:16 pm 


smash him steady eddie ….

Posted December 20, 2012 4:08 pm 

The Kingslayer

Should be a good fight.

Posted December 20, 2012 3:49 pm 

Gonzo the Dragonborn – ESB Poster of the year 2011-2012-2013-2014-2015-2016

Lithuanian cruiserweight Remigijus Ziausys (21-51-3), who’s roughly the same weight and size as Chambers, has fought plenty of big heavyweights (including the likes of Robert Helenius, Dereck Chisora, Bodgan Dinu, Mariusz Wach, Dillian Whytte) but the only time he’s ever been stopped or, as far as I’m aware, even been off his feet, was by fellow cruiserweight Alexander Frenkel, who admittedly does hit harder than a winter on welfare, knocked him out in a couple of rounds. Zack Page is another cruiserweight who’s fought and lasted the distance against a lot of big punching heavyweights and was stopped by a cruiser recently too (Rakhim Chakhkiev). Lebedebedev is very underrated by many and this fight certainly isn’t a forgone conclusion at all. Lebedebedev is very skilled, an excellent counter puncher, is as tough as old boots, and he hits like a truck with that left hand of his. That uppercut he finished off the Columbian kid with the other day was a beauty.

Posted December 20, 2012 3:27 pm 


Lebedev by (T)KO.

Posted December 20, 2012 3:22 pm 


It’ll be nice to finally see Chambers win a title.

Posted December 20, 2012 3:12 pm 


fun fight! Lebedeeevvv! What a mug!

Posted December 20, 2012 2:34 pm 


Also, if chambers lasted 11 and a 1/2 rounds with Wlad, and fought HW’s with power, don’t expect him to get KO’d by a cruiser. Use thy brain. :)

Posted December 20, 2012 2:27 pm 


Easy win for chambers. If old and damaged roy could toy with him — chambers will do the same.

Posted December 20, 2012 2:23 pm 

New Deal

Lebedev is the best cruiser today. He never lost! His fight against Huck was robbery. Huck also lost against Arslan and Afolabi.
I would like to see a second fight against Lebedev vs. Huck. Chambers is not in this class. It will be a short fightnight.

Posted December 20, 2012 1:56 pm 


Chambers is too slick and tidy for Ledbedev who can bang but is a little crude.

Posted December 20, 2012 1:46 pm 


1 belt………… They said that about floyd too………..

Posted December 20, 2012 1:20 pm 

1 belt

Chambers has no chance.Lebedev’s a fighter,Chambers is just a counter puncher.

Posted December 20, 2012 1:17 pm 


Chambers is going to get KO’d again. :)

Posted December 20, 2012 12:56 pm 


Easy fight for Chambers

Posted December 20, 2012 12:50 pm 

It’s Me, Ernie

Chambers will out box him, but he better not get caught with one of those bombs…

Posted December 20, 2012 12:48 pm 


Chambers will win!

Posted December 20, 2012 12:18 pm 

Cheese Cake

Good fight

Posted December 20, 2012 12:00 pm 

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