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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Brooks and Chilemba to Fight on November 16

Michael "Lefty" Brooks and Isaac "Golden Boy" Chilemba are scheduled to fight in separate bouts on November 16 at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, New York. Brooks is slated to face fellow undefeated prospect Karl Dargan while Chilemba does not yet have an opponent scheduled.

Brooks was supposed to fight Dargan in August, but the latter backed out of the fight. Brooks (10-0-1, 2 KOs) won against replacement Chip Perez. Perez, whose opponent also dropped out on the same card, is a good fighter, but was too small for Brooks. While Dargan (13-0, 7 KOs) marks a big step up for Brooks, Brooks also marks a step up for Dargan. Dargan hasn't fought a southpaw since 2009 win over Rynell Griffin and no lefty near the caliber of Brooks.

Chilemba (20-2-2, 9 KOs) is returning to the ring for the first time since his disputed loss to Tony Bellew last May. Chilemba signed with the promotional company Main Events earlier this month and hopes to work his way back into the top ten in the light heavyweight division.

Select fights from the card will be shown on NBC Sports Network in the U.S. Both fights are scheduled for eight rounds.

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