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Thursday, September 1, 2022

Chilemba to Continue Career, Opens Gym

Isaac Chilemba plans to continue his boxing career while opening a gym in South Africa. As reported by Twimepoki Mangani of The Atlas Malawi, Chilemba announced, "I will do one or two more fights. After the next fight which might be in November, I will see if I feel like doing a few more."

Chilemba (26-9-3) has come up the hard way, facing all comers and holding his own. But the Golden Boy is 2-7-1 in his last ten fights. They've come against many of the best fighters in the super middleweight and light heavyweight divisions and include a debatable loss to Eleider Alvarez and an unfair draw against Fedor Chudinov; Chilemba deserved to win. He had also faced Dmitry Bivol and Sergei Kovalev.

Recently, Chilemba has been a tough test for wunderkinds Pavel Silyagin and Osleys Iglesias. After a decade in the light heavyweight division, Chilemba actually moved down in weight in his 30s to face Chudinov, Silyagin, and Iglesias in his last three fights.

Isaac has shared pictures of his gym on social media in recent days. A master of the jab and an amazing defense fighter, Chilemba possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of the technical aspects of the sport. His charges will be lucky to call him coach.

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