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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Chilemba and Iglesias Make Weight

Isaac Chilemba and Osleys Iglesias both made the 168 pound super middleweight limit ahead of their clash at Hala Globus in Lublin, Poland tomorrow. The 33 year old Chilemba, a native of Malawi who is now based in South Africa, comes in with a wealth of experience at the pro level. Iglesias, a 24 year old Cuban based in Germany, is a hot prospect.

Chilemba (23-8-3, 10 KOs) came in at the 168 pound limit today after missing weight for his last fight. Against Pavel Silyagin in November, Chilemba missed the super middleweight limit by three pounds. He told Mphatso Malidadi of The Times Malawi, “Last time I had personal issues that disturbed everything." It also must be noted that the fight was postponed several times by a week here, two weeks there, which could have contributed to his missing weight.

This is only the second time in twelve years Chilemba has made the super middleweight limit. He made it against Fedor Chudinov last year. For the most part, Isaac has fought in the light heavyweight division over the last decade. In 2019, he came in at 188.3 for a fight against the slightly heavier Alexander Kubich. That is over ten pounds heavier than Chilemba has weighed for any other fight and was clearly an anomaly.

Iglesias (5-0, 5 KOs) weighed in at 167.5 pounds. His lightest has been 166.5 for his second pro fight and his heaviest was 172 for his debut.

This bout is for a couple of minor trinkets and is scheduled for twelve rounds. Click here for The JBB's preview of the fight.

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