The former IBO world champion at super middleweight and former WBC International champion at light heavyweight, Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba will battle Russian boxer, Denis Grachev as part of a seven-fight card event in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on the 15th of March. The main fight of the event will be the Tomasz Adamek-Vyacheslav Glazkov battle for the IBF North American Heavyweight title at the Sands Casino Resorts, PA.
Isaac Chilemba held the African Boxing Union titles at both weights. “Golden Boy” has also been featured in the top ten in Ring Magazine’s ratings for light heavyweights. Isaac made his professional debut in Gauteng, South Africa on 19 October 2005 defeating Thamsanga Tindleni in the 2nd round of a 4 round contest. He compiled a run of eight successive victories before dropping a points decision to Willbeforce Shihepo on 5 July 2007 at the Emperor’s Palace in Gauteng. The reverse to Shihepo was immediately rectified in his next fight, again in Gauteng, on 21 November 2007 defeating Shihepo on points over six rounds. Two more fights followed in 2008 resulting in wins over David Basajjamivule and Chamunorowa Gonorenda before Chilembe got the opportunity to fight for the African Boxing Unions super middleweight championship on 13 September 2008. The fight for the title once again took place at the Emperor’s Palace and pitched the Malawian boxer against the experienced former Commonwealth champion Charles Adamu with “Golden Boy” winning the fight with a 12 round decision to lift the title.