Mark Chamberlain: “If Sam Noakes Wants It He Can Get It”

Mark Chamberlain Open to Taking on Sam Noakes Next

Mark Chamberlain open to a bout with Sam Noakes
Mark Chamberlain open to a bout with Sam Noakes | credit: Getty Images

Mark Chamberlain vs Sam Noakes Emerges as Likely for 2024

British lightweight Mark “Thunder” Chamberlain (14-0, 10 KOs) views 2024 as the year he moves his career to the next level. He hopes that opportunity comes in a potential battle against countryman and fellow undefeated 135-pounder Sam Noakes (11-0, 11 KOs).

Chamberlain is fresh off a tenth-round stoppage over what proved to be a tough Artjoms Ramlavs at York Hall in London, England on November 24. The word in British boxing circles is that next up for Chamberlain is a domestic showdown against Noakes. Following his victory over Ramlavs, Chamberlain said the following when asked about possibly fighting Noakes:

“He’s on his path, and I’m on mine. If he wants it, he can get it, simple as that.”


Chamberlain is the reigning IBF Intercontinental lightweight title. Noakes is the WBC International champion at 135. His most recent fight was a second-round stoppage over Karthik Kumar in April 2023.

Thunder is a left-handed boxer-puncher, while Noakes is known for his aggressive fighting style and two-fisted power. They both fight for Queensberry Promotions. The winner would likely land in the world rankings by at least one of the four sanctioning bodies.

A battle between them would make all the sense in the world. Look for the man behind Queensberry, Frank Warren, to start working on a Chamberlain versus Noakes match in the first quarter of 2024.

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