Liam Cameron’s camp claims domestic super-middleweight rival Kelvin Young is running scared of him.
The Sheffield fighter, filled with confidence after May’s defeat of Wayne Reed for the IBO Youth title, wants to take the Swindon man’s IBO Inter-Continental belt off him. In 19 fights, (16 wins) Young has only fought outside his native Wiltshire four times and never roamed north.
So Cameron contacted the boxer’s local paper, the Swindon Advertiser, telling them: “I know I can beat him.
“I don’t rate him and he should fight a proper opponent - but he won’t take it. He needs to fight outside of Swindon - no-one outside Swindon has heard of him. I only know who is because he has got a high ranking.”
Cameron’s trainer Chris Smedley has ramped up the campaign saying: “Young’s camp say they have got a plan for his career - they have, it’s called picking boxers who won’t beat him.
“Dennis Hobson (promoter) was really impressed with Liam’s win over Reed, he is showing a lot of quality and that’s probably why Young is wary.”
Meanwhile retired former world champion Clinton Woods has been riled by remarks made about his fights with light heavyweight veteran Glen Johnson, 45.
In a question and answer session on the esnewsreporting.com website Johnson was asked in a tongue-in-cheek way: “Has the British Government called you to officially apologise for the Clinton Woods robberies?”
The Jamaican boxer replied: “No they haven’t and I am still waiting for the phone call! We fought a lot of times (three times, a win, loss and draw) and he (Woods) gave me the opportunity I was searching for.
“First time we fought and they called it a draw, we had a re-match and then is when I won my championship, and it kick-started my career so I am very
thankful for that journey and it made me the man I am today.”
Woods’ typical response to his rival was “give over pal” - but he again floated the possibility of a fourth bout.