Isaac Chamberlain vacates British cruiserweight title to take up mandatory shot at European champion

ISAAC CHAMBERLAIN has stepped down as the British cruiserweight champion, announcing his decision to pursue the European title currently held by Michal Cieslak.

Managed and promoted by Hennessy Sports, the 30-year-old recently vacated the British title after defeating Mikael Lawal last October to claim the Lonsdale belt. Following his victory, Chamberlain engaged in a war of words with English champion Viddal Riley, culminating in a heated confrontation after Riley’s win against Lawal on March 31.

Speaking on his decision to challenge for the European title, Chamberlain stated, “The European title is the only title I’ve challenged for that I’ve not added to my collection. I want to test myself, continue dethroning champions, and now Michal Cieslak stands in my way of becoming European champion.”

Cieslak, also a former world title challenger, has previously faced defeats against Ilunga Makabu and Lawrence Okolie. The Polish boxer claimed the EBU title a year ago by defeating Dylan Bregeon and successfully defended it against Tommy McCarthy in November.

As the next British Boxing Board of Control circular is set to be released soon, the possibility of a showdown between Cheavon Clarke and Viddal Riley for the vacant British cruiserweight title remains uncertain.

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