Noble lays down challenge to 'slow' Cameron

LEE Noble has thrown down the gauntlet to unbeaten Sheffield middleweight Liam Cameron by saying: "I will fight you anytime, anywhere."

Just before Christmas, Manor Park puncher Cameron claimed a potential match-up with Noble would be a backward step in his career.

But Noble, who trains at the Wincobank gym in Sheffield, told The Star: "I have seen him sparring and he has got nothing. I have boxed kids who are 100 times better than him.

"I'm in the top 10 in Britain in the light middleweight division and he is talking about me like I am an old man but I am only 23."

Cameron is pencilled in for his eighth professional bout on January 22 at Doncaster Dome on Commonwealth and European bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell's undercard.

Noble added: "Liam is too relaxed in the ring. He is a slow starter and if you get on top of him early he goes into his shell."

The 23-year-old said he is prepared to fight Cameron in his home town Sheffield and reiterated the ball is in his court.

"I would love to box Liam but it is completely up to him," said Noble, who was outpointed by Lancashire's Brian Rose in November for the English light-middleweight title.

Noble, trained by Dominic Ingle, described the unanimous points verdict given to Rose as "laughable". It was the second time in three years Rose had beaten Noble on points.

He said: "One judge scored it that Brian won every round and there is no way on this planet that happened.

"It was just ridiculous but I have to get on with it as I can't let it derail me. It was a big disappointment because I had trained my heart out for that fight."

Noble, who has set his sights on a central area title come March, is poised to return to the ring at the Barnsley Metrodome on February 11. His opponent has yet to be confirmed.

He said: "I don't get many opportunities to fight in my home town so I'm really looking forward to it. All my friends and family will be there so I'm hoping to put on a good show."

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