Isaac Chilembe has joined Golden
Gloves Promotions and will be fighting
at Graceland on June 6, for the vacant WBO Africa light heavyweight title.
“Rodney’s the man to make it happen” said Chilembe’s new trainer, Colin Nathan, after being informed of the fight. While Chilembe’s opponent has yet to be announced, Promoter Rodney Berman is clearly elated at again having Chilembe under his promotional banner. The fact that the Malawi-born Chilembe is a masterful boxer-puncher pleases Berman all the more and since becoming a professional performer in October 2005, the 21-year-old Chilembe has only faltered once, when he dropped a very close six-round duke to Wilberforce Shihepo on July 5, 2007. But a little more than four months after, Chilembe set the record straight by clearly outboxing Shihepo over six heats.
To date, the good-looking boxer from
Malawi has halted no less than 8 of his
thirteen opponents. Moreover, he owns
victories over such respected opposition
as Charles Adamu (W12)
–in a bout for the vacant African
Boxing Union super middleweight
crown, Chamunorwa Gonorenda
(KO 4), David Kitooke (TKO 8),
Godfrey Nene (TKO 2), Charles Chisamba (W 6), Mark Sloane (W 4), Ronnie Lategan (TKO 2) and Thamsanqa Tindleni (TKO 2). Having alternated his efforts between the super middleweight and light heavyweight divisions, Chilembe has now decided to focus his career in the heavier weight zone (light heavyweight)
where he finds he has more strength and punching power.
“We now have the three most
electrifying light heavyweight
prospects in the country boxing
for Golden Gloves Promotions”
said Berman. “Moreover we plan
to take all three of them to world honours!”