Chambers: I've taken my game to another level
Eddie Chambers says he is more than just a sparring partner for Tyson Fury and believes he will land another world title shot within a year.
The American heavyweight is part of the same stable of fighters trained by Fury's uncle Peter Fury in Bolton and on Saturday will have his fourth fight in England this year since teaming up with their camp.
Chambers faces Brazilian Marcelo Luiz Nascimento, whom Fury stopped in five rounds in 2011, at Bluewater in Kent on Saturday in what he hopes will be another step towards world title contention.
Chambers feels he is now bigger and better than when he was knocked out in the 12th round by Wladimir Klitschko in 2010 after benefiting from sparring sessions with Fury, whom he predicts will beat Dereck Chisora on November 29 in a WBO world title eliminator to fight Klitschko next.
"I'm part of a good team of champions and Tyson Fury will be the first one from our team to grab one of the world title belts in five or six months," Chambers told ESPN.
"I was a boxer first and a puncher second. Peter is trying to make me more aggressive. I wasn't a big puncher but that has changed because of my style now.
"We train like mad all the time, me and Tyson. Tyson helps step my game up to another level. Having Tyson and Hughie Fury to spar with has been great. When I spar with someone else now it's like sparring your little sister. I don't look forward to the sparring.
"I was 14 stones 9 pounds when I fought Klitschko and I'm now 15 stones 12 pounds, 16 stones. So I'm bigger as well, but I have still got that speed that gave me the edge and is too much for most heavyweights out there.
"The heavyweight division is the land of the giants. But I've always been a heavyweight and can take a punch. I've always got a speed edge over most guys but it's not an overnight thing.
"I'm not saying I'm the best in the world yet. I need to sharpen up and make it hard for me to get knocked out. It's a work in progress and I'm getting there.
"I'm 100% confident that title opportunities will come my way. It will come in a year or so's time at the most, but it could happen tomorrow."
Also on the bill at at Bluewater in Kent on Saturday, British light-heavyweight king Bob Ajisafe defends his belt against Travis Dickinson in a rematch.
"I'm not a brawler," said Ajisafe, who won a unanimous decision over Dickinson in 2012.
"That's not my style, as Travis knows. He knows I won't be there to be hit. I won't engage in a brawl with him. I'm going to implement my tactics and my game plan to control the fight."