British cruiserweight boxer, Isaac Chamberlain has a record of 2 defeats in 17 professional appearances. / Photo: Instagram @chamberlain_
BRIXTON – British cruiserweight boxer Isaac Chamberlain has a record of 2 defeats in 17 professional appearances. One of these defeats was suffered by Chamberlain when he faced Chris Billam-Smith in July last year.
Chamberlain was determined to avenge this defeat. However, he thinks that if he wants to get a rematch against Billam-Smith, then he must have the world champion belt around his waist. The reason is, Billam-Smith is currently the WBO cruiserweight champion, after defeating the previous champion, Lawrence Okolie.
If they both have world titles, Chamberlain also has the potential to hold a big duel in the cruiserweight class with Billam-Smith. Even so, the rematch was Chamberlain’s long-term ambition.
“It was an extraordinary performance from Chris and now I think a lot of people want to see me and Chris fight again,” said Chamberlain, as quoted by Sky Sports, recently.
“Hopefully I can win the world title and then have a massive unification fight (against Chris Billam-Smith),” he said again.
Now, the 29 year old boxer is focused on his closest fight, namely facing Mikael Lawal. The duel, which will be held at the O2 Arena, London, 21 October 2023, will be a fight to defend Lawal’s British title.
These two boxers will initially face off in May 2023 in the co-main event of Lawrence Okolie vs Chris Billam-Smith. Unfortunately, Lawal was forced to withdraw due to medical problems.
“It frustrates me, but I’m the type of person who takes things as they come. I think it’s not about what happens but how you react to it,” he said.
“All I can do is remain a professional, keep training and know that opportunities will come. I think now it’s better,” he added.
Chamberlain (15-2, 8KO) himself realizes that he has a tough task in facing Lawal (17-0, 11KO). Nevertheless, he hopes to prove his class with an emphatic victory.
“I am focused on Lawal, he is a very dangerous fighter with power in both hands. He is not an easy opponent, I have to take this very seriously, I have to be on target, sharp and take my time, waiting for the right opportunity. I will knock him out,” concluded the 29-year-old boxer.