Eddie Chambers vs. Big Daddy Browne a possibility
By Scott Gilfoid: Last night former heavyweight world title challenger Eddie Chambers (39-4, 21 KO’s) stopped journeyman Carl Baker (10-8, 7 KO’s) in the 3rd round in a tuneup bout at the Town Hall, Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. A fight between Chambers and unbeaten Lucas “Big Daddy Browne (20-0, 18 KO’s) was mentioned today to Chambers’ trainer Peter Fury, and Peter said “Eddie is up for any fight we can make.”
The question is would Peter Fury let Chambers fight someone as dangerous as Big Daddy? Chambers, 32, is trying to rebuild his career with Team Fury helping him out. For Chambers, this was his third consecutive soft touch, and some boxing fans are starting to wonder if Chambers is being matched a little too carefully. I mean, Chambers isn’t a spring chicken at 32, and it’s hard to know what Team Fury hopes to do by matching him against fighters that beginning fighters tend to face.
Chambers needs to fight someone like Big Daddy, because I don’t know what he’s waiting for. Chambers needs to be fighting the best guys he can because he’s no getting any younger.
Chambers said this today on his twitter, “People dissing me hard for couple Domestic Warmups..But didn’t @BronzeBomber [Deontay Wilder] fight all Domestic fighters until Malik Scott? Step up next!”
Deontay has faced some weak opponents, but he’s also 5 years younger than Chambers, and he didn’t have the amateur background that Chambers had. Besides that, Deontay didn’t just face weak opponent before the Malik Scott fight. Deontay also faced Audley Harrison and Sergey Liakhovich, two serviceable fighters capable of giving anyone a good fight on a given night when they’re fighting well.
I would be very surprised if Chambers faced Browne, because that guy is a live body and it would be a major step up from the last three guys that Chambers has been fed in the past year. The last good fighter that Chambers fought was cruiserweight Thabiso Mchunu, who beat Chambers by a lopsided 10 round unanimous decision last year. Chambers decided that he was better off moving back up to the heavyweight division after that fight.
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