Pre-Fight News Briefs: Chambers tops Brock, Roman upsets Ouma

We're mere hours away from the super middleweight showdown in Cardiff between Joe Calzaghe and Mikkel Kessler. Friday had some interesting results, too.

American heavyweights Calvin Brock and Eddie Chambers did battle in Tacoma last night, with Chambers maintaining his unbeaten record via split decision victory. Two judges had it 115-113 for Fast Eddie, and the other had it 115-113 for Brock. BLH's Matt Miller scored it 117-111 for Chambers.

Chambers now moves on to face undefeated Alexander Povetkin in an IBF title eliminator bout, probably in March or April. In the meantime, IBF titleholder Wladimir Klitschko will likely be facing WBO champion Sultan Ibragimov in February at Madison Square Garden. We probably won't see the Chambers/Povetkin winner fight for the IBF title until late summer, at the earliest.

In California, Kassim Ouma's return to the 154-pound division didn't go as planned, as the former IBF junior middleweight champion was upset by lightly-regarded Saul Roman. Roman won a split decision, scores of 96-93, 95-94, 94-95. Ouma could have gotten himself back into position for a title shot in the junior middleweight division pretty easily, and the loss to Roman seriously hurts his career. It's his second straight loss, against a fighter who had been knocked out in two straight coming into the fight.

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