Friday, August 24, 2007
Dan Rafael of ESPN is reporting that Chris Byrd, Alexander Povetkin, Eddie Chambers, and Calvin Brock have all agreed to participate in a “three-fight box-off” to determine who will receive a title shot against Wladimir Klitschko when he recovers from an injured left hand next year:
In the first elimination fight, former titlist Byrd (40-3-1, 21 KOs), who has already lost twice to Klitschko, will face 2004 Russian Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist Povetkin (13-0, 9 KOs), one of the hottest prospects in the world. They will meet Oct. 27 in Germany.
In the second eliminator, Chambers (29-0, 16 KOs) will meet Brock (31-1, 23 KOs) on Nov. 2 on Showtime’s “ShoBox: The New Generation” at a site to be determined.
The winners of the two fall fights will meet in early 2008, with that winner earning a shot at Klitschko.
Saturday, May 05, 2007
Unbeaten heavyweight Eddie Chambers lands a left hand en route to registering a unanimous 10-round decision over Dominick Guinn. Photo: Tom Casino/Showtime
LAS VEGAS – Two of boxing’s most promising young heavyweights, “Fast” Eddie Chambers and Cristibol “The Nightmare” Arreola, kept their unblemished records in tact in the co-featured bouts Friday on “ShoBox: The New Generation.”
Chambers (29-0, 16 KOs) registered a unanimous 10-round decision over Dominick “The Southern Disaster” Guinn (28-5-1, 19 KOs) while Arreola (20-0, 18 KOs) scored an eighth-round TKO over Malcolm “The Show Stopper” Tann (23-3, 12 KOs).
Friday, May 04, 2007
Undefeated rising heavyweight prospect “Fast” Eddie Chambers (L) of Philadelphia will fight his toughest opponent to date when he meets tested veteran heavyweight Dominick “The Southern Disaster” Guinn of Houston. Photo: Tom Casino/Showtime
Undefeated “Fast” Eddie Chambers (28-0, 16 KOs) faces Dominick “The Southern Disaster” Guinn (28-4-1, 19 KOs) in the 10-round main event Friday, May 4, 2007, on “ShoBox: The New Generation” (live on Showtime, 11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast).
In the second half of the heavyweight twinbill, undefeated, hard-hitting Cristobal “The Nightmare” Arreola (19-0, 17 KOs) will meet streaking “ShoBox” alum and late replacement, Malcolm “The Show Stopper” Tann (23-0, 12 KOs). Tann, who has never been knocked out, has won seven in a row and 15 of 16. The six-foot-six Tann is subbing for Devin Vargas, who withdrew earlier this week after he hyper-extended an elbow during sparring.
Former two-time world heavyweight champion Chris Byrd will serve as special guest commentator on the telecast, joining “ShoBox” announcers Nick Charles (blow-by-blow) and Steve Farhood (color analyst). The event will be presented by Goossen Tutor Promotions and originate from Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nev.
NOTE: WEIGHTS – Chambers weighed 214 pounds at Thursday’s weigh-in.; Guinn tipped the scale at 222. Arreola weighed 235, Tann 230.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
A former paper boy will attempt to make headlines of his own on SHOWTIME when undefeated “Fast” Eddie Chambers (28-0, 16 KOs) faces Dominick “The Southern Disaster’’ Guinn (28-4-1, 19 KOs) in the 10-round main event Friday, May 4, 2007, on “ShoBox: The New Generation” (live on Showtime, 11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast).
In the second half of an excellent doubleheader, undefeated heavyweight Cristobal “The Nightmare” Arreola (19-0, 17 KOs) will attempt to complete a sweep of the Vargas brothers when he takes on 2004 United States Olympic team captain, “Devastatin” Devin Vargas (11-0, five KOs), in the eight-round co-feature. A top amateur, Arreola defeated Devin’s older brother, Dallas, at the 2001 National Golden Gloves.
Former two-time world heavyweight champion Chris Byrd will serve as special guest commentator on the telecast, joining “ShoBox” announcers Nick Charles (blow-by-blow) and Steve Farhood, color analyst and boxing historian. The event will be presented by Goossen Tutor Promotions and originate from Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nev.
Monday, April 16, 2007
One of the most highly anticipated weekends of boxing in Las Vegas history just got bigger. As a prelude to the “Cinco de Mayo” festivities on Saturday night, promoter Dan Goossen announced that Goossen Tutor Promotions will present the first-ever professional boxing event in “The Pearl” – the recently opened 2,500 capacity, state-of-the-art theater at the Palms Casino Resort – on Friday, May 4, 2007, airing live on “ShoBox: The New Generation” (Showtime, 11 p.m. ET/PT).
“With the Cinco de Mayo bout between Floyd Mayweather and Oscar de la Hoya on Saturday,” Goossen observed, “we decided to kick off the weekend by bringing boxing fans a fantastic card featuring the hottest rising stars in the heavyweight division who will be fighting at what is arguably the hottest property in Las Vegas—The Palms.”
In a co-featured bout, undefeated USBA Heavyweight Champion “Fast” Eddie Chambers (28-0, 16 KOs) will have a tall task in taking on Dominick “The Southern Disaster” Guinn (28-4-1, 19 KOs) in a scheduled 10-round heavyweight battle – Chambers is on the fast track to superstardom, while Guinn is trying to regain his former status among the elite heavyweights.
Another popular and unbeaten Goossen Tutor heavyweight, Cristobal “The Nightmare” Arreola (19-0, 17 KOs), will be facing undefeated 2004 U.S. Olympic heavyweight team Captain, Devin Vargas (11-0, 5 KOs) from Toledo, OH in the opening televised bout.
Opening up the show at The Palms on “The Next Great Heavyweight Contenders” event will be Goossen Tutor’s undefeated Malik Scott (27-0, 10 KOs) – who will be featured in a 10-round fight against tough veteran Charles Shufford (20-6-1, 9 KOs) of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Ready and anxious to display their talents and move up the heavyweight rating’s ladder before a national TV audience, undefeated world contenders – “Fast” Eddie Chambers and Cristibol “The Nightmare” Arreola – have arrived in the Big Apple for their featured bouts on ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights on February 9, 2007.
Presented by Goossen Tutor Promotions in association with Final Forum and Score Promotions, the telecast will be staged at the Ammerman Campus Field House of Suffolk County Community College in Selden, Long Island, New York.
Chambers (27-0, 15 KOs), of Homewood, PA, and training out of Philadelphia, will take on New York State Heavyweight Champion and also unbeaten, Derric Rossy (15-0, 9 KOs) of Medford, NY, in the 12-round main event for the USBA Heavyweight title.
In a 10-round bout, Arreola (18-0, 16 KOs), of Riverside, California, is scheduled to open the telecast against the heavy-handed banger from Cincinnati, Ohio, Zakeem Graham (10-1-1, 7 KOs).
“It’s this type of event, putting competitive and meaningful matches together, that catapult the winners closer to the top of the heavyweight division,” stated Dan Goossen.