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Isaac Chilemba focuses on Stevenson

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South Africa-based Malawian heavyweight boxer Isaac Miguel Chilemba is confident that he will beat Eleider “Storm” Alvarez in a mandatory WBC fight at Centre Videotron in Quebec City, Quebec in Canada.

A win would boost Chilemba’s chances to challenge Adonis “Superman” Stevenson for the WBC Light Heavyweight World title next year.

Golden Boy as Chilemba (24-2-2, 10 KOs) told online publication that getting a mandatory challenge at the expense of Alvarez (18-0, 10 KOs) was a must.

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“It really doesn’t matter where I fight. I don’t mind having no fans in the crowd but, hopefully by the end of the fight, there will be fans that cheer for me. I am just there to do my job. I hope everybody here in the US and Canada watching live and back at home in Malawi and South Africa will get to see a good fight,” he told fightnews.com.

Chilemba admittedly knows little about his opponent and his trainer, former welterweight world champion James “Buddy” McGirt, warns against focusing too hard on the other guy.

“I have watched him. I study guys but I try not to watch too much. Sometimes you have a tendency to study a guy too much and you realize he does something but then he doesn’t do that one thing and you are thrown. So I watched him but we are going to be prepared for anything and everything,” McGirt told the same online publication.

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Chilemba, 28, was born in Blantyre. He moved to Johannesburg, South Africa in 2004 to pursue a professional boxing career.

Over the last ten years since his professional debut, Isaac has very quietly climbed the ranks of the light heavyweight division.

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