Liam Cameron is to take on a tough Georgian scrapper over 10 rounds - and hopes the battle will support his case in challenging world class contender Frank Buglioni.
The Sheffield super middleweight is schedule to take on George Beroshvili at the Magna Centre on October 17. He is booked to fight at the same venue on November 21, but would might change if he got a surprise shot at Buglioni, the Enfield fighter who has just lost a WBA super-middleweight title contest.
Cameron, defeated in his last bout for the Commonwealth title, said: “I am just behind Buglioni in the ratings and I’d love the fight. I’d take that with both hands because I believe I can beat him. Boxing Monthly ratings have me at number nine and Buglioni at number eight so it would be a good match.”
While it might make sense for Cameron, it is likely to be more risk than reward for Buglioni. At any rate Cameron has to focus on Beroshvili, who is an interesting opponent in his own right. At 23, he has a W21, L6, D2, record, winning five out of his last six.
His defeat during that sequence was to Martin Murray in Liverpool, in June; he was KO’d by a body shot in the second round. But he has boxed in Turkey, Finland, Germany, Denmark and the Ukraine and is coming for a win. “I’m planning for 10 rounds but if I can flatten the kid, I will” said Cameron. “I had hoped to fight Sergey Khomistky (who ended Adam Etches’ unbeaten run) but he’s fighting someone else. I saw Beroshvili against Murray and he appeared arrogant. If a fight could be won by the way he was eye-balling and staring him down he would have beaten Murray, but he got caught by a peach of a shot.
“You have to remember that Murray went 11 rounds with Gennady Golovkin and has dropped Sergio Martinez so he was in with someone special. He won’t be the type to quit easily. He will come to have a go. He has had a lot of fights and those who have had the better of him were unbeaten. But when I beat him it will put me back in the mix” said Cameron, (W 32 L2 D1.)
Cameron, who is sparring with Callum Smith, added: “I have to fulfil my potential, I want to get to the top of the food chain.”
The Manor Park fighter summed up: “My weight is good, I train hard - sometimes too hard - and I am drinking five litres of water a day. If I put on a good show on October 17, you never know who I might get next.”