Press Release: When cruiserweight Thabiso Mchunu meets Eddie Chambers (36-3, 18 KOs) in their nationally televised ten-round bout at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT, it will be the first time the South African banger competes professionally outside of Africa. It will also be his first appearance on U.S. television. The fighter they call "The Rock" is surrounded by an air of mystery.
Chambers versus Mchunu is one of three clashes that make up the latest edition of Fight Night on NBC Sports Network on August 3rd.
Also on the card are Curtis Stevens against Saul Roman in a middleweight bout, plus Tomasz Adamek and Dominic Guinn in a battle of heavyweights. The broadcast begins at 10:30 PM ET.
Mchunu enters the ring against Chambers with a reported pro record of 12-1 with 9 KOs, as well as credentials that add some real danger to the mystery.
During his five-year career, Mchunu gained the vacant South African cruiserweight title in just his fourth bout, a ninth round stoppage of Patrick Madzinga. Two fights later, he got a 32-second KO of Marciano Commey. In his most recent fight, Thabiso knocked out Danie Venter in round five.
Mchunu's heavy punch has taken out 77% of his opponents. According to Hall of Fame matchmaker Russell Peltz, that kind of power is nothing to sneeze at: "Even if Chambers boxes his way up on the scorecards, he'll need to be careful of Thabiso's power until the final bell. Eddie will also have to deal with Mchunu being a southpaw. It's an awkward style that most fighters try to steer clear of."
"This match-up is a five-star fight that could very well steal the show on August 3rd," said promoter Kathy Duva of Main Events. "Both fighters have big reputations to defend. I have no doubt that both of them truly belong among the top five contenders in the cruiserweight division."
Of course no one knows if "The Rock" can defeat "Fast" Eddie until they actually meet in the ring, but Mchunu has the opportunity to make August 3rd a night to remember when the mystery is finally revealed.
"THREE TO SEE" FIGHT INFO:
August 3rd "Three To See" card at Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT. In the main event Curtis Stevens and Saul Roman will clash for 10-rounds in a middleweight war. Also co-featured will be a 10-round cruiserweight battle between Eddie Chambers and Thabiso Mchunu. Heavyweight, Tomasz "Goral" Adamek will take on Dominick Guinn, for 10-rounds. Vyacheslav "Czar" Glazkov will be featured on the undercard in an 8 round heavyweight fight.
NBC Sports Network Fight Night will telecast the August 3rd show beginning 10:30PM EDT.
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