THE LIGHTWEIGHT BANGER Mark Chamberlain believes he has now earned his stripes as a bonafide BT Sport attraction following his first spherical destruction of Jordan Ellison final Saturday.
Chamberlain, now 8-0, detonated a left hook to simply beneath the ribs of the Sunderland-born 25-year-old and it rapidly turned clear that it was recreation over and the Pompey puncher had executed one other speedy end to his night time’s work.
Ellison has been round and achieved the rounds in his 45-fight profession to this point, however by no means earlier than has he been chopped down with lower than 90 seconds on the clock and Chamberlain admits he didn’t see it coming.
“Nah, by no means in one million years!” confirmed the 22-year-old, who’s educated by Wayne Batten. “I used to be pondering in my head that I’d get just a few rounds – not less than 5 or 6 – however I timed it good and caught him with a beautiful physique shot. It could not have gone any higher.
“I believe I’m the one one who has conquered him within the first! I had a glance on Boxrec as a result of I did not actually know who he had boxed apart from Sam (Noakes) had stopped him in 5 or 6. I did not know he had been in with Zelfa Barrett and Lewis Ritson and they’re heading to world stage.
“It proves that I’m on the identical path as them,” he added, earlier than mentioning that emulating fellow scorching light-weight prospect Noakes was not a part of his pondering beforehand.
“You realize what, I bought requested that about 10 instances, with individuals saying I needed to go on the market and cease him earlier than spherical 5. To me it isn’t about that, I wish to get in there and look good doing it, not go in search of the knockout. It simply does not work in your favour.
“Saturday night time could not have gone any higher for me, it was excellent. For John Fury to sit down there and reward me like he did, even a BT bloke requested him if he was feeling alright as a result of he does not usually do it.
“They have been robust phrases from him saying he believed he had seen a future world champion. If he’s a person of his phrase – and I believe he’s – I would like to be a world champion and I’ll go for it.”
Chamberlain is ready to bide his time, allowing for his age and relative lack of expertise. He does, nonetheless, fancy a battle that crops slightly worry in his stomach throughout preparations. For now although, he ready to abide by the maxim ‘Frank is aware of greatest’.
“I watched an interview with Frank Warren the opposite day and he’s the boss. He clearly is aware of his stuff and he mentioned I’m solely 22 and there’s no rush, however hopefully subsequent outing we get somebody within the prime 20 or near for one more eight rounder.
“Then we are able to perhaps search for one thing for me as a result of I do not assume I’m far off. No matter route they wish to take me down I’ll seize with each arms. I do know I’ve had eight fights and I am solely 22, however have a look at Louie Lynn on Saturday night time, who boxed out of this world in combating 10 rounds and profitable a title.
“I wish to be there as properly. Everyone seems to be commenting on my images saying it’s time for a strap, time for a title, so why not? There are some good fights to be made and light-weight might be one of many hardest divisions on the market should you have a look at the names in it from this stage to world stage. It’s unbelievable.”
Promoter Warren made positive to subject some phrases of encouragement to the plasterer-by-day and boosted his spirits by stating an intention to return him to the ring within the close to future.
“I bought out of the ring and had a phrase with Frank. He mentioned he needs to maintain me energetic and can get me out in 4 or 5 weeks time. Right here I’m again operating and again within the gymnasium, ready for that telephone name and able to go.
“Particularly on this lockdown, I’m so grateful to have been out the 3 times I’ve and on telly. For Frank to say personally he needs to maintain me energetic is nice to listen to as a result of usually you’ve gotten a battle and don’t have anything to work in direction of till your subsequent name.
“For sure, I really feel I’ve earned my spot now. They know what I’m now and I’m beginning to get seen a bit. Hopefully we are able to get the large fights and get going.”