Once beaten welterweight Steve Upsher Chambers (24-1-1, 6 KOs) is targeting undefeated KO artist Keith Thurman (18-0, 17 KOs) for a potential fight on October 6th in Atlantic City. Chambers recently turned down an offer to fight Thurman on two weeks’ notice, saying he wants the same full training camp as Thurman. “I have too much pride in my career to take the biggest opportunity on short notice” said Chambers.
“I understand that he is being positioned to fight on October 6th in Atlantic City. Well Keith let’s make this happen. It makes even more sense now because I live just an hour from Atlantic City and I will have a full camp to prepare to beat you”
“Keith and I have been going back and forth on Twitter and now it’s time to settle this in the ring. I deserve this opportunity. A year ago Josesito Lopez pulled out of ESPN fight with me and now he is one of the hottest names in the sport. The world knows I would have won that fight and I should be the one getting the opportunities he has received and now it is my time and Thurman will be MY Victor Ortiz.”
Chambers, like his brother former heavyweight title challenger “Fast” Eddie Chambers is trained by James Ali Bashir.