Mark Chamberlain ready to keep showing why promoter Frank Warren is talking about him as a future title contender

Mark Chamberlain is bidding to put himself in the picture for a title fight in what could be a defining year for him.

By Lewis Mason
Wednesday, 10th February 2021, 5:11 pm
Mark Chamberlain
Mark Chamberlain

The Waterlooville-based boxer has an unblemished 7-0 record in the pro ranks and leading promoter Frank Warren believes he could have a huge 2021.

Warren has even highlighted the 22-year-old lightweight as one of a number of boxers on his books to make some significant title steps in the next 12 months.

Indeed, it's high praise and Chamberlain has been flattered by the recognition he's been receiving having knocked out four of his seven professional opponents.

But 'Marky Boy' is now focused on turning the talk into reality by moving closer to a potential title shot ahead of a possible ring return next month.

Chamberlain said: ‘I’m only just 22 and I’ve had seven fights.

‘I’ve got a few years ahead of me, which is good with my age, but there’s no rush, really.

‘I’m looking to get another eight (round) and then a 10 (round) fight and hopefully they look at some kind of title for me but, like I say, there is no rush.

‘I’ll do as Frank Warren and that want me to because if they believe in you, which I think they do as they’re mentioning me, they’ll look after you.

‘I’ll just keep training hard, keep getting the dates put in front of me, and I’ll do what I’ve got to do.’

Chamberlain had a brilliant end to 2020 and proved he's no one-dimensional prospect.

He dismantled Stu Greener inside a minute in front of the BT Sports cameras last July on the first boxing show in Britain to take since the coronavirus outbreak.

Chamberlain then followed that up with his best win to date, beating fancied Shaun Cooper on points in his first-ever eight round bout.

The Waterlooville fighter is known for his ferocious style and punching power but is relishing doing battle over the longer round format.

He said: ‘When people say I can punch or whatever - not blowing my own trumpet - obviously if I can hit hard and won three national titles then it proves I’ve got some sort of boxing ability.

‘As an amateur, I was always a slow starter and as an amateur you’ve only got three rounds so you’ve got to start fast and finish fast.

‘I was only getting warmed up at the end of the second to the third. As an amateur you’ve got to win the three rounds to win the fight, especially when you’re up against top boys on GB.’