No rift with Woods says boxer Liam

Training alone: Liam Cameron has been working out at his mate's gym since the Wilson defeat but says Clinton Woods, will again train him for his next fight.       Picture: trevor price
Training alone: Liam Cameron has been working out at his mate's gym since the Wilson defeat but says Clinton Woods, will again train him for his next fight. Picture: trevor price
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LIAM Cameron says there is no rift between him and his trainer Clinton Woods - despite the fact that he has not been back to Woods’ gym since losing his last fight, in June.

Cameron was outpointed in a gruelling 10-round contest, the central area middleweight title going to fellow Sheffielder Jez Wilson.

Cameron’s weight was an issue before the bout and ex-world champion Woods looked decidedly grumpy with his boxer at that time.

Since then the pair have not trained together.

Cameron told The Star: “I haven’t been back to his gym since. I have just been ticking over in my mate’s gym. I don’t need to go there, I just want to train on my own in my own time and have a think.

“I went to my mate’s (Thai boxing) gym because it felt right at the time.

“I didn’t want to go to Clinton’s pro or fitness sessions where there are loads of people. But there is no rift and Clinton will train me for next fight.”

When The Star contacted Woods on the issue, he said: “If he comes back, he comes back. If not, then everybody moves on.

“I do believe that Liam has got the potential to win things but there are some changes needed in his lifestyle.

“A trainer cannot be with his boxer every minute of the day and Liam’s diet has been all over the place.”

Cameron says the defeat to Wilson is “out of my system now.”

He said: “I’d like a re-match but Dennis (Hobson, promoter) said they won’t take it now. Fair play to them because obviously they don’t need to take it.

“It’s all about learning from this (experience) and I am only 21.

In hindsight, Cameron looks back at the Wilson loss and reflects: “I shouldn’t have moved so much in the early rounds, I should have just stuck it on him straight away. I had no legs left because of all the moving. I was like Bambi on ice, I should have stepped round him and conserved energy.”

Cameron admitted: “I let myself down completely. My weight was so over coming to the weigh in- I should have got it off before then.

“I can make 11st 6lbs easy, but I used the wrong scales at home should have got some proper scales.

“No excuses, I just have to learn from it and come back stronger.

“I am going to show people that I can come back from it a better boxer. I believe I am going to have all the titles.”

Cameron says he intends to employ Mark Willie as a fitness and conditioning coach before his next fight, which he hopes is in October.