Celebrated South Africa-based Malawian boxer Isaac ‘Golden Boy’ Chilemba has secured a ‘comeback’ fight against Russian Alexander Kubich on December 13.
In an interview from his Johannesburg base on Wednesday, Chilemba said he will fight Kubish in cruiserweight division in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Said the 32-year-old boxer: “I just signed a contract last week. This is just a comeback non-title fight and it is scheduled for eight rounds.
“I’m just doing this one at cruiserweight, but since he [Kubich] is too heavy for me, my next fight thereafter, will be back to lightweight. The guy I’m fighting [Kubich], apparently weighs around 100 kgs [kilogrammes] and he drops down to 90kgs which is cruiserweight limit and I’m currently at 84kgs, which is my normal weight.
“So, I’ll be fighting him at that weight and he will probably be close to 95kgs on the night of the fight. It’s okey for me as I know he isn’t a threat,” said the former world champion whose record stands at 25 wins (10 KOs), seven losses (one KO) and two draws.
He said after the upcoming bout, he will be in shape for a title challenge.
His last bout was in July this year against another Russian Maxim Vlasov in a 12-round world Boxing Organisation (WBO) global title which he lost on unanimous points decision.
Kubich, 33, boasts 16 fights from which he has won 10 (six KOs), lost five (one KO) and drawn once.
He turned professional in 2012.