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Eleider Alvarez accepts WBC title eliminator against Isaac Chilemba

The fight will ostensibly decide Adonis Stevenson's next opponent

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Patrick Stumberg is a freelance writer for SB Nation, first joining the network in 2011 before linking up with Bad Left Hook in 2015.

WorldBoxingNews reports that plans are in place to decide Adonis Stevenson's next title challenger with a fight between WBC #1-ranked Isaac Chilemba and #3-ranked Eleider Alvarez.

Neither a date nor a venue have yet been announced.

Malawi-born, South Africa-based Chilemba (24-2-2, 10 KO) has won four straight since his 0-1-1 duology against Tony Bellew back in 2013. In that span, he picked up a UD over Denis Grachev and most recently handed Vasily Lepikhin his first career loss.

He also recently declined an offer to face Artur Beterbiev in favor of challenging Andrzej Fonfara, but that fell apart when Fonfara elected to fight Nathan Cleverly.

The unbeaten Alvarez (18-0, 10 KO) took a competitive but clear decision from Argentine puncher Isidro Ranoni Pietro earlier this month, his second win of 2015. This will be a clear step up for "Storm," who has shown flashes of tremendous talent but suffered from some inconsistency in the past.

It looks like a very competitive fight and the winner should prove at least something of a test for Stevenson. He'll do a damn sight better than Tommy Karpency, I'm sure.

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