Inside the James Shuler Memorial Boxing Gym the temperature climbed steadily towards 100 degrees on Wednesday as Philadelphian cruiserweight, "Fast" Eddie Chambers welcomed the media to his boxing workout.
Chambers, 36-3, 18 KO's, is preparing for his upcoming NBC Sports Network Fight Night battle against South Africa's Thabiso Mchunu, 12-1,9 KO's. The bout will be part of a telecast that will begin at 10:30 PM EDT on Saturday, August 3rd and also features Curtis Stevens vs. Saul Roman in a 10-round NABF middleweight title main event.
Chambers' Trainer, James Bashir worked the pads with Chambers and then oversaw the heavy-bag workout. Fellow Philadelphia favorite, Jesse Hart stepped into the ring to spar several rounds with Chambers, as Steve "USS" Cunningham offered encouragement from ringside.
Here's what Chambers had to say:
Regarding his first official fight at cruiserweight. "It's not so difficult to make 200. I can eat what I...