Two solid match-ups have been pegged for boxing’s January 21st debut on the NBC Sports Network “Fight Night” series at Philadelphia’s Asylum Arena
The main event will feature heavyweight contender and Philly native, Eddie Chambers (36-2, 18 KOs) against former title holder, Siarhei Liakhovich (25-4, 16 KOs) in a ten round bout with possible title implications.
Chambers is coming off a unanimous decision win over Deric Rossy in February and, before that, a one-sided KO 12 loss in a world title bid to Wladimir Klitschko in March of 2010. Chambers is best known for wins over Alexander Dimitrenko and Calvin Brock, as well as a 2008 unanimous decision loss to Alexander Povetkin.
In Liakhovich’s last bout, an August contest in Germany, he was stopped by Robert Helenius in nine rounds. Prior to that, the former WBO titlist from Belarus had only fought three times since dropping his belt to Shannon Briggs in 2006. Liakhovich is 2-2 since his loss to Briggs, beating Evans Quinn and Jeremy Bates via stoppage while suffering the stoppage loss to Helenius and a 2008 unanimous decision loss to Nikolai Valuev.
The co-feature will pit Jesus Soto-Karass (24-6-3, 16 KOs), regarded as a tough, seasoned fringe contender against regional prospect and Philadelphia native, Gabriel Rosado (18-5, 10 KOs) in a ten round junior middleweight contest.
The double header will be televised on the NBC Sports Network (Formerly Versus)
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