According to a press release from K-MG, Wladimir Klitschko, the IBF-, WBO- and IBO World Heavyweight Champion of the world will defend his titles against top American contender Eddie Chambers on March 20, 2010 in Germany at the ESPRIT arena in Düsseldorf.
Eddie Chambers 35(18)-1 known as “Fast” Eddie hails from Philadelphia and is the current number one ranked WBO contender.
“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.”- Chambers
Wladimir is now the official “Ring Belt” lineal champion after defeating Ruslan Chagaev in June 2009. Klitschko now holds a record of 53(47)-3.
Klitschko released the following statement:
“I am really happy to be back in the ring. I have only good memories of Düsseldorf, 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.”
Chambers after Chris Arreola is probably America’s last hope to try to bring the heavyweight championship back to the USA. Unlike Arreola, Chambers is a far more discipline defensive fighter who can very well out box Klitschko. Unfortunately also unlike Arreola he lacks true heavyweight power and is rather small in both height and body frame for this current era of heavyweights.
The ticket sale starts on January 28 at 3 p.m. German time exclusively on www.eventim.de. From January 29 tickets will also be available under +49-(0)1805-12 13 14 and at box offices nationwide. Ticket prices start as low as € 20.