Chambers Scores KO in Philly!
By Ken Hissner at ringside for DoghouseBoxing (Oct 6, 2008)  
USBA Heavyweight champion “Fast” Eddie Chambers, 32-1 (18), stopped Ecuador’s Livin Castillo, 14-6 (9), at the Blue Horizon Friday night at 2:59 of the 5th round of a scheduled 8. The IBF #8 ranked contender gave up the 1st round and started slowly breaking down Castillo in the 2nd round before referee Wayne Hedgepeth rescued his opponent in Chambers corner after a right hand spun Castillo around. The gutsy southpaw tried his best all night but couldn’t defend against the hand speed of Chambers.

It was the first return for Chambers to the Blue since June of 2006 and his 18th victory in as many fights there. “It was like a homecoming from college returning here tonight,” said Chambers. “I methodically broke him down. This was a keep busy fight as I await something bigger,” he added. This was a Blue Horizon Boxing Promotion, with Vernoca Michael, promoter, and Don Elbaum matchmaker.

The semi-six was the US debut of the “Viking Princess” Anna Ingman, 6-0 (1) of Karlstad, Sweden as she defeated tough Cimberly Harris, 5-13, of Tampa on all scorecards. In the 5th round of this scheduled 6 round bout Harris suffered a cut over the corner of her right eye. The 6th round was the best round of the fight as Harris landed several straight rights but not enough to overcome the skills of Ingman. “My opponent’s style was like mine, coming in and slugging it out,” said Ingman. Scores were 58-56, 60-54 and 59-55. This light middleweight bout winner has a proposed rematch with Philly’s Olivia Fonseca, 2-2-1, to whom she defeated in her homeland of Sweden last month.

In a chess match between southpaws, Philly’s Darren Fallen, 11-4-1 (6), won a close split decision over Carlos Pena, 5-16-2 (4), of Lowell, Mass. Fallen is a former Pennsylvania state amateur champion who was returning to the ring after a 20 month layoff. There was little to choose between him and Pena, originally from Puerto Rico. The judges Bill Nealon and Bernard Bruni had it 59-56 and 58-56 for Fallen while Alan Rubenstein saw it 58-56 for Pena.

In the fight of the night Dominican Joselito Collado, 5-0 (2) of Queens, found himself in a war with David Orosco, 0-2 of Atlanta. Collado was working both body and head while Orosco spent most of the time fighting off the ropes only head hunting. In the 3rd round referee Shawn Clark momentarily stopped the bout thinking Orosco was quitting, while he was complaining of continued head butting on Collado’s part. He had turned to his corner in disgust that the referee was not taking any points away from Collado. A left hook by Collado dropped Orosco in he 4th and final round. Orosco whose left ear was bleeding, jumped up immediately from the knockdown to resume the action. The judges favored Collado 40-35 twice and 39-37 in this 4 round super featherweight bout.

Carlos Zambrano, 3-0, of Paterson, New Jersey dropped Rasool Shakoor, 1-4-1 (1), of Jackson, Mississippi, in the 2nd round in a featherweight 4 round bout to take the decision on all scorecards 40-35. Shakoor tried, but wasn’t able to overcome Zambrano’s flurries.

In the opening bout Donta Woods, 1-0 (1), of Atlanta stopped gutsy Shawn Guzman, 0-1, of Orlando in 0:19 of the 3rd round. Left hooks dropped Guzman in the 1st round twice and another left hook did the trick in the 3rd round as referee Clark had seen enough.

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