Tony Bellew Vs Isaac Chilemba – 30/03/13

Location – Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK


WBC Silver light heavyweight Title

Bellew faces a very tough task against an awkward and illusive opponent in Isaac Chilemba, Chilemba is a quick opponent who keeps busy in the ring, he throws nice combinations and is hard to tag.

Chilemba at only 25 is well seasoned and has faced some tough opposition to date, probably of a higher standard than Bellew has faced and this is not an easy fight for Bellew. Chilemba is tough and has a decent chin, he is Malawi born but resides in Johannesburg and one of his better performances was against fellow SA and highly regarded prospect Tommy Oosthiuzen.

Bellew is a boxer with power he is adaptable and can box behind his jab or mix it up on the inside, he came within a whisker of winning a world title when he dropped a Majority decision to Nathan Cleverly. Recently though he has at times shown a lack of composure when i fight hasn’t been going his way and Chilemba is the type of opponent who will frustrate opponents with his speed and illusiveness.

This is a really close fight and i see it as a 50/50 type fight, Bellews heavy hands will always give him a chance but i can see him being frustrated by Chilemba’s awkwardness and busy style and i see Chilemba winning rounds in this fight.

Chilemba can be dropped though this was showed against Maxim Vlasov when Chilemba got dropped twice in the 8th round, however he did show a toughness about him and cameback to dominate to a decision victory, Chilemba isn’t a big puncher however i feel he will have enough to keep Bellew honest and is not an opponent Bellew can just walk though.

I like Chilembas odds in this fight he is 5/2 at betvictor and i think thats a generous price in what is a 50/50 type bout.

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Bankroll

£5000 – £50 on Chilemba 5/2 at BETVICTOR,  £5 on the draw 28/1 Stan James

£2500 – £25 on Chilemba 5/2 at BETVICTOR,  £2.50 on the draw 28/1 Stan James

£1000 – £10 on Chilemba 5/2 at BETVICTOR,  £1 on the draw 28/1 Stan James

£500 – £5 on Chilemba 5/2 at BETVICTOR,  £0.50 on the draw 28/1 Stan James