‘Lightning’ rival is perfect preparation for Cameron

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LIAM Cameron is confident he can beat the most difficult opponent he has ever faced...because of the quality of a recent sparring partner.

The Sheffield middleweight has been slugging it out with exciting Leeds newcomer Damon Jones and believes it’s perfect preparation for his conflict with Tony Hill at Hillsborough on Saturday.

Jones, like Cameron, was a senior ABA title winner and appears destined for great things. “If I can hit that lad, then I can hit Tony Hill all day long,” said the Clinton Woods-trained fighter. “Damo is tricky and has great hand speed; he is like lightning. But that sparring and training three times a day has got me in great shape. I’m 100 per cent dedicated to boxing and can’t wait for Saturday.”

Hill, a Southampton southpaw, was beaten on a majority points decision for a British title eliminator in October. Before that, he recorded three knockouts, one in the first round over Kevin Concepcion. “He’s beaten good fighters like Paul Samuels,” said the 21-year-old from Sheffield’s Littledale estate. “But he won’t be able to deal with my combinations and speed.”

Cameron fights on the undercard of Doncaster’s bantamweight champ Jamie McDonnell against Spain’s Ivan Pozo.