Anthony Joshua, Alexander Usyk, and Deontay Wilder. Cruiserweight contender Isaac Chamberlain has spared the biggest name in heavyweight boxing.
Isaac Chamberlain (15-2, 8 KOs) is set to fight Mikael Lawal (17-0, 11 KOs) for the British and Commonwealth titles on October 21st at the O2 Arena in London’s Docklands. Chamberlain gave an exclusive interview to Zenger News reflecting on his career future and his tough sparring sessions.
“Probably Wilder hits the hardest of them all, it’s more about his speed than his power.” Power is the last thing to go the old adage about boxing says. Speed is the first to go but, Chamberlain thinks Wilder will be a durable puncher for many years to come.
“He is still a very explosive puncher and I don’t think that will ever go away for Wilder.”
Chamberlain gives British heavyweight vs. Deontay Wilder as a true 50-50 fight. “That is a fight that could go either way. It is not going the distance though – that one is about who lands first.”
Chamberlain’s intense sparing sessions have helped lead to his next fight. His last ring appearance was at York Hall in East London on O2 Arena, Greenwich.
“Last fight was a bit different than the usual situation for my fights. I fought the French cruiserweight champion it was two weeks after my original date.” That fight I was just maybe a bit over trained.”
Isaac Chamberlain’s story was featured ina Sky Sports documentary called “Straight Outta Brixton” in 2020 which discusses his rough and tumble upbringing in which he narrowly escaped being dragged down by the drug trade. Chamberlain has fought for European titles and won the vacant IBF International cruiserweight title at one point.
“I am fighting not just to win the belts and be in a hall of fame but, to inspire that kid that— that kid that thought he couldn’t do nothing. I am trying to inspire him that he can do anything.”
Edited by Virginia Van Zandt and Newsdesk Manager
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