Sheffield boxer aims to hijack show

Liam Cameron
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Liam Cameron is determined to steal the show a week tomorrow.

The Sheffielder and opponent Tobias Webb play chief support to Stephen Ormond’s WBO European lightweight title defence against Terry Flanagan at Hillsborough Leisure Centre. The contest is a British super-middleweight title eliminator.

“I’m grateful to Dennis Hobson and Francis Warren for making me chief support” said the 24-year-old. “They obviously believe in me by putting me on this show, and I’m going to produce the goods and get a good win.”

Cameron has lost just three times in 20 outings, with two of those reverses coming after switching trainers in 2011. Now reunited with long-time coach Chris Smedley, ‘Cannonball’ says he is in a good place and ready to build on his September performance when he demolished experienced Philip Kotey in four rounds.

“I lost my way listening to people” said Cameron. “But I was young and just followed what people said. I’m glad I’ve learned though and I’m back with Chris and it’s going wonderful.”

Welsh champion Webb enters the fight with a brace of defeats from 18 contests. Those two KO losses have come at the fists of noted punchers Rocky Fielding and Callum Smith and Liam wants to put in a similar performance.

“I’d like to finish it early. I can really bang, and I’m strong, and I’ll be going in there to give him a good fight” said Cameron.

“You have to stand out and do a job; if someone’s done him in a round then I’ve got to try and do him earlier. He’s a tough kid though and Fielding and Smith are big bangers, so it didn’t surprise me he got stopped early.”

Dennis Hobson, who co-promotes alongside Francis Warren, stated: “Liam turned pro in a blaze of glory after winning the ABAs but he lost his way a little. He’s back in the fold now though, looks really happy and back to his old self. The winner of this fight is now in line for a crack at the British so there’s a lot riding on it and it’s going to make for great viewing.”

Tickets for the show are priced at £40 and £100 (ringside) and are available via ticket line 01142434443.