Can Sheffield’s Cannonball Kid explode?

Liam Cameron, left, in action
Liam Cameron, left, in action
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Liam Cameron is determined to show he is a born-again boxer, this weekend.

Sheffield’s “Cannonball” kid ran out of ammunition in his last fight, conceding a 10-round defeat to Dronfield middleweight rival Rod Smith.

It was his third loss in a what started out as a promising (18-fight) pro career.

That was last December - and Cameron has spent the intervening time trying to rehabilitate himself...improving his skills and challenging some of his weaknesses, under trainer Chris Smedley.

On Saturday, Cameron takes to the ring to see if he has managed to reinvent himself, at super middleweight.

He takes on fellow Sheffielder Wayne Reed, a southpaw, for the vacant International Boxing Organization Youth super middleweight title, at the Octaqon Centre.

Observers of Cameron’s career have lauded his tremendous skill set yet sometimes questioned his heart and confidence.

However he is only 23 years of age and seems in bullish mood this week, announcing on Twitter that he had “just finished 10 rounds pads every shot with bad intentions.”

He has been preparing by sparring the likes of Sheffield Boxing Centre southpaw Sam Sheedy, who backs him to beat Reed.

Reed, meanwhile, has been sparring Barnsley’s Ben Davies, who takes on another Dronfield fighter, Lewis Taylor, on the same Dennis Hobson “Mayhem” bill. The pair contest the vacant IBO Youth middleweight title.

Also competing is lightweight Sheffield’s Jamie Sampson against Reading based Ibrar Riyaz.

The card includes Pharys Nassa, Ramzy Nassa, Ross Burkinshaw, Hassan Ahmed and Uzair Najib.

n The Weigh in for Mayhem show is on Friday (2pm) at G Casino Queens Road.