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Chilemba working with McGirt

Light heavyweight contender, Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba (19-1-1, 9 KOs) has hired famed trainer, Buddy McGrirt, to work his corner for his upcoming fight against Rayco Saunders (22-16-2, 9 KOs) set to take place this Saturday at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. In his last fight, Chilemba defeated power puncher, Edison Miranda (35-7, 30 KOs), by way of unanimous decision. He’s looking to gain more knowledge in the ring working with McGirt

With Chilemba, McGirt’s goal is to keep it simple and make some minor adjustments to his style. “Chilemba is a fantastic fighter and you can see that the talent is here,” stated McGirt. “I don’t really need to change much with Isaac’s style, just need to brush up on a couple of things. He’s working hard and everything is coming together nicely.”

“Buddy McGirt is an accomplished trainer and I’m excited to be working with him,” said Chilemba. “He brings a lot of world championship experience to the ring and I know I can learn some new tricks from him. We started training in Las Vegas a few weeks ago and everything is going smooth.”

Chilemba was originally slated to face former world champion Zsolt Erdei on HBO, but Erdei suffered broken ribs in training and Chilemba had to settle for an off-TV eight-rounder against journeyman Saunders on the underdard of this Saturday’s HBO card.

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