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Isaac Chilemba leaves for US

Malawian light heavyweight boxer, Isaac Chilemba, is Tuesday expected to leave South Africa for United States of America to step up preparations for the forthcoming World Boxing Council (WBC) final elimination fight against Colombian boxer, Eleider Alvarez.

In an interview from South Africa on Saturday, Chilemba said organisers have confirmed November 28 2015 as the first date for the eliminator set for Quebec City in Canada.

“I’m leaving on Tuesday [today] for Los Angeles for the last eight weeks of training [before proceeding to Canada],” he said.

Chilemba, who won the North American Boxing Federation (NABF) light heavyweight title after beating Vasily Lepikhin on unanimous decision on March 14, said uniting with his American trainer, Buddy McGirt , would help him fine tune for the final eliminator.

“I have to win at all cost this is why I am heading to the US to concentrate on the other aspects of my game,” he said.

The Malawian, 28, has fought 28 times winning 24, losing twice and drawing two times.

The Colombian boxer is best known for winning the 2007 Pan American Games in the men’s light heavyweight division. Alvarez, 31, also holds an impressive record having won all 18 fights, including 10 knock-outs.

Chilemba recently opted to forego the International Boxing Federation title offer in preference of the WBC title eliminator.

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