TRAINER Chris Smedley has warned Liam Cameron not to under-estimate Jason Ball in their forthcoming South Yorkshire duel.
Cameron, a die-hard Sheffield United supporter, will lock horns with Doncaster fighter Ball on Dennis Hobson’s ‘A Right Royal Rumble’ show on April 30.
Five-fight Ball, nicknamed ‘Daddy Cool’, is seeking a fourth win on the trot at the Don Valley Stadium (DVS) while Cameron is bidding to extend his unbeaten run since turning professional to nine.
Smedley told The Star: “Jason had a slip up in his first fight (lost on points) but he is a very tough opponent. It is a big opportunity for him and he will want to make the most of it.
“He is dangerous so Liam can’t take him lightly.”
For the first time in Cameron’s career he faces eight three-minute rounds.
Smedley’s son, Nicki, will also be on the bill. His opponent has yet to be confirmed.
“We want somebody who has got a better ranking than Nicki,” said Smedley senior. “The reason he stopped boxing last time was that he was bored of facing journeyman fighters. He needs something to fight for and someone who will test him.
“If he comes through the fight with flying colours, then hopefully we can look at sorting out an English title fight around September.”
Smedley hopes there will be a bumper turnout at the DVS, despite it taking place on the same weekend as the Royal Wedding: “We are confident that we will fill it out. The Royal Wedding is great for the country but it is not for me and I bet it won’t be everybody’s cup of tea.”
Heavyweight David Howe and light-heavyweight Jamie Ward are also fighting. For more information, ring Chris Smedley on 07501 360603