Heavyweight contender "Fast" Eddie Chambers (36-3, 18 KOs) has decided to leave the division and campaign as a cruiserweight.
"The cruiserweight division is better because I'll be fighting guys my size," Chambers said. "I may have had some advantages at heavyweight, but imagine me at cruiser, fighting against someone my own size."
As a heavyweight, the fast-handed and defensively slick Chambers could frequently earn decision victories over his slower foes. However, that speed came with a price, as the smaller Chambers lacked the offensive pop to threaten the division's larger fighters, as seen in his loss to Wladimir Klitschko.
Chambers hasn't weighed over 210 pounds for a fight in more than three years, and feels that the move down to the 200-pound cruiserweight limit will make him more competitive and offer greater opportunities for him to become champion.
"I want to be a world champion," Chambers said. "That's what you set out to do when you start boxing. That's what I want to be, and I've worked my entire boxing career, and most of my life, at that. I want to achieve it. I see that title (belt) wrapped around my waist."
By Staff of The Daily Sports Herald