IBF/WBO/IBO World Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (53-3, 47 KOs) is set to defend his titles against the current WBO #1 and the official challenger Eddie Chambers (35-1, 18 KOs) this March 20, 2010 at the 51,000-seat ESPRIT arena in Dusseldorf, Germany and will be broadcast live on RTL.
The boxing fight will be televised in 110 countries worldwide. HBO, which has Klitschko under contract, sadly had no interest in televising the champion’s heavyweight title defense in the USA even though Chambers hails from Philadelphia.
This is Klitschko’s first fight since his successful title defense against Ruslan Chagaev in June 2009 in front of 61,000 spectators in Gelsenkirchen, Germany with a TKO in Round 9.
“I am really happy to be back in the ring,” said Klitschko. “I have only good memories of Dusseldorf, my only fight there I won by TKO. This fight is going to take place in a giant stadium. The audience of over 50,000 spectators is a further motivation for me. Chambers is currently the best heavyweight boxer from the US.”
The 27-year old Philadelphian Chambers won a world title eliminator against odds-on favourite Alexander Dimitrenko (Universum Boxing). A few months before, he had beaten previous WBC champion Samuel Peter. “I worked very hard for this championship fight. In the way I surprised Dimitrenko I am going to take Klitschko by surprise and will collect his three belts. This is a great chance. He is the favorite, but I am confident and take his belts to the US.”
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UPDATE: Fight is over. Wladimir Klitschko retained his IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight titles with a KO victory in Round 12, 2:55 against Eddie Chambers.
Klitschko-Chambers Fight Results
- Wladimir Klitschko (244 lbs) defeated Eddie Chambers (209 lbs) via KO in Round 12, 2:55 to retain his IBF/WBO heavyweight championship titles
- Johnathon Banks defeated Travis Walker via TKO in Round 6, 1:51
- Alexander Ustinov defeated Ed Mahone via TKO in Round 4
- Michael Sprott defeated Werner Kreiskott via TKO in Round 1
- Domonique Dolton defeated Omar Siala via TKO in Round 3
- Nenad Borovcanin defeated Johnathan Pasi via TKO in Round 2
IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (54-3, 48 KOs) scored a spectacular 12th round KO over “Fast Eddie” Chambers (35-2, 18 KOs) to retain his WBO and IBF heavyweight belts on Saturday night before 51,000 at the Esprit Arena in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Klitschko was dominant from the beginning. After Chambers body slammed Klitschko in round two, Klitschko rocked Chambers with a right hand. Punches were far and few between from Chambers who often went into “Clottey mode” as the champion broke him down.
Klitschko finally found the KO formula with seconds left in the bout. After Wladimir landed a brutal left hook 11 seconds before the final bell, Chambers fell back into the ropes then pitched sideways onto his face and needed a couple of minutes to recover. The referee never bothered to count. Official time was 2:55.
The 33-year-old Ukrainian improved to 53-3 and scored his 48th KO. Chambers lost for the second time in 37 fights.
Klitschko-Chambers Fight Photos
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