Light heavy weight Isaac â€˜Golden Boyâ€™ Chilemba made it 19 straight wins in the professional ranks after defeating Rayco â€˜Warâ€™ Saunders on unanmous points decision at the Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, Connecticut, US on Saturday night.
The Malawianâ€™s record after this fourth straight win on American soil improved for the better to (20-1-1 (9 KOs) following this eight-round non-title fight, according to www.thatboxingvoice.com.
The website reports that Chilemba, who last lost in 2005 in the professional ranks, landed numerous uppercuts outworking his outmatched opponent. Chilembaâ€™s trainer Buddy Mcgirt said the fight went as expected.
â€œSaunders is a tough customer, so I expected it to go eight rounds. I just want to get more work in with him to prove to the world that Chilemba will be a world champion,â€ Mcgirt is quoted as saying.
Chilemba, who is based in South Africa but promoted by American firm DiBella Entertainment, is also quoted as concurring with his American trainer.
â€œSaunders was a tough opponent and we trained to split his guards with the uppercuts. Iâ€d love to get in the ring with Zsolt. Erdie , If not I want all the world champions, you name them; Tavoris Cloud, Chad Dawson, Nathan Cleverly. If Bernard Hopkins is still around, Iâ€™ d fight him and Jean Pascal,â€ the Malawi told the American publication.
Before this fight, the Malawi struggled to get a suitor in America after undefeated two-time champion Zsolt Erdei pulled out of the bout complaining of broken ribs last month then his replacement Cory Cummings, too, did not pass a medical.