Wladimir Klitschko-Eddie Chambers Close To Being Signed For December 12th

Klitschkoby James Slater - It seems both Klitschko brothers, Vitali and Wladimir, will be in action against top US talent before the year is out. WBC king Vitali's September fight with unbeaten Mexican/American Chris "The Nightmare" Arreola is signed and a definite go, and now, according to, IBF and WBO ruler Wladimir will face another Goossen Tutor-promoted fight in Eddie Chambers in December.

The second fight involving a Klitschko is not a done deal yet, but according to, "Fast" Eddie's promoter Dan Goossen said yesterday that if all negotiations are "nailed down" the two men will fight at the end of the year, most likely December 12th, and most likely in Germany and on HBO. This, naturally, is great news for Chambers. Coming off his most impressive win to date - when he travelled to Germany to totally outclass and outwork the huge and previously unbeaten Alexander Dimitrenko - the once-beaten 27-year-old is in the best condition of his entire life and his he chomping at the bit to get at Wladimir - or any recognised world heavyweight champion for that matter..

"I've been thinking about this happening for - you don't want to know how long," Chambers told yesterday. "I've worked really hard to get here. Now all I need to do is cash in."

With Klitschko's IBF mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin (the only man to have beaten Chambers, of course) opting to listen to his new trainer Teddy Atlas and take one more fight before going into his earned shot at "Dr. Steel Hammer," Wladimir is free to face his WBO mandatory, Chambers. It seems then, that the 35-1(18) contender from Philly is close to getting the chance to achieve his lifelong dream. But can the approx 208-pound, 6'1" Chambers beat the approx 245-pound, 6'7" Klitschko?

Chambers proved against Dimitrenko that he can handle the biggest of guys, and even though Dimitrenko is no Wladimir Klitschko, the win can only serve as a huge confidence boost for the new and improved, svelte version of Chambers.

Eddie's trainer and manager, Rob Murray Senior, certainly feels his fighter can handle Wladimir's size and strength.

"Eddie has no fear of fighting big guys," he told "In a way Dimitrenko was the perfect guy to fight before we fight Klitschko. He [Dimitrenko] may even be more athletic than Klitschko."

There are indeed some interesting and exciting times ahead for the heavyweight division once again. In yet more news, Goossen told the website that should both Arreola and then Chambers both win this year, the two Americans would eventually meet up in a huge unification clash. How's that for something to get excited about!

Article posted on 12.08.2009

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