Light heavyweight contender, Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba (19-1-1, 9 KOs) has hired famed trainer, Buddy McGrirt, to work his corner for his upcoming fight against Rayco Saunders set to take place this Saturday, September 29, 2012 at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
In his last fight, televised on ESPN2, Isaac Chilemba defeated power puncher, Edison Miranda (35-7, 30 KOs), by way of unanimous decision. He’s looking to gain more knowledge in the ring working with McGirt.
“Buddy McGirt is an accomplished trainer and I’m excited to be working with him,” said Chilemba. “He brings a lot of world championship experience to the ring and I know I can learn some new tricks from him. We started training in Las Vegas a few weeks ago and everything is going smooth.”
McGirt is an experience trainer who’s guided the corner of many world title fights. With Chilemba his goal is to keep it simple and make some minor adjustments to his style.
“Chilemba is a fantastic fighter and you can see that the talent is here,” stated McGirt. “I don’t really need to change much with Isaac’s style, just need to brush up on a couple of things. He’s working hard and everything is coming together nicely. ”
Chilemba vs. Sunders an 8-round bout, is scheduled off TV on the underdard of this Saturdays HBO BOXING AFTER DARK® beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.
Joey Dawejko vs. Oscar Rivas on October 12th
September 27, 2012 – Looking to rebound from his first professional loss is Philadelphia Heavyweight, Joey Dawejko (7-1-1, 3 KOs), who faces undefeated Oscar Rivas (11-0, 6 KOs), a Colombian born fighter who now resides in Montreal, Canada. The 6-round bout will take place on October 12, 2012 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.
In his last fight, Dawejko lost a close split decision where one judge scored the bout 59-55 in his favor. After reflecting on the loss, Dawejko feels he can step up his game by working harder on his conditioning
“I’m a better fighter then what I showed in my last fight,” said Dawejko. “I believe if I work harder on my conditioning I’ll be able to perform at a higher level. I’m going into this fight with a different mindset. I plan to be more aggressive and let me hands go much more.”
Rivas is coming off a split decision win against Sylvera Louis (4-2, 1 KO) and Dawejko believes he has the boxing skills to win this fight.
“Fighting an undefeated is a difficult challenge for any fighter,” continued Dawejko. “But I feel I have the boxing skills to beat this guy. Rivas has some skills but I’m determined to give him his first loss. This fight will be a testament to me and my will to win. I’m going to do everything I can to come out victorious.”
“When Dawejko puts his full attention to his boxing career, he’s a very difficult fighter to beat,” stated Boxing 360’s Mario Yagobi, who promotes Joey. “After losing for the first time, I think Joey found new motivation to take his career to the next level. I know he will rebound and give it his all when he steps in the ring come October 13th.”