• Heavyweight

American heavyweight Chambers joins Team Fury

ESPN staff
January 14, 2014
Eddie Chambers fought Wladimir Klitschko for the world heavyweight title in 2010 © Getty Images

American heavyweight Eddie Chambers has stated he cannot wait to fight on British soil, believing new trainer Peter Fury will provide resources that have been "missing" from the 31-year-old's career.

Chambers, who has a record of 36 victories and four defeats in 40 professional fights, announced on Tuesday he had signed with Team Fury Promotions.

The Philadelphia fighter has lost three of his last four bouts, but hopes the change in trainer will restore his confidence and inspiration between the ropes.

"I am happy to be part of Team Fury Promotions," Chambers told Ringnews24.com. "Being with Peter Fury and part of Team Fury is going to take me to the level Peter knows I'm capable of.

"They have the right resources and boxing knowledge that I feel has been missing in my career so far. I've had some great trainers in the past, however, I think with Peter's great knowledge in the ring and also his business knowledge out of the ring, it gives me the confidence and inspiration I need to believe us as a team can do big things."

"I can't wait to fight in the UK for all the boxing fans there. I have a message to all heavyweights in the world - Eddie 'Fast' Chambers is coming for you soon."

Known as 'Fast', Chambers has fought against some of the division's highest prospects and took Alexander Povetkin 12 rounds in a 2008 IBF title eliminator, only to lose by unanimous decision.

In 2010, Chambers fought Wladimir Klitschko for the IBF, IBO and WBO world titles in Düsseldorf but was knocked out by the Ukrainian in the 12th round.

Fury Sr indicated Chambers will continue to fight as a heavyweight and has the all the abilities to challenge again for a world title once again.

"I'm over the moon to have the great pleasure of working with Eddie Chambers," Fury said. "For some years I have always admired the boxing skills he possesses as a fighter. Having the trust and opportunity to challenge myself again is great.

"I love the American fighters of the past and am really excited to show the world what Eddie can achieve in world heavyweight boxing. He will be competing at heavyweight. I intend to put him up by 24lbs which will make his weight around 105kgs.

"I feel the growing advantage we have is the level of heavyweight sparring we have in one camp all under the same team. This can only breed success for my fighters. I'm only in boxing to reach world goals and I believe by adding Eddie Chambers to our team is one more step in that direction."

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd
ESPN staff Close