LIAM Cameron believes his two defeats in the last 18 months can be turned into a positive.
The Manor Park middleweight slipped down the local pecking order losing his unbeaten record to Erick Ochieng and followed by a Central Area title opportunity against fellow Sheffielder Jez Wilson.
But now, with a comeback fight arranged for Saturday, Cameron said: “I don’t hold any regrets about those defeats because people are going to misjudge me a bit now. They will think: ‘He’s had two losses, he’s not going anywhere.’
“But I am going to prove it doesn’t matter if you have two losses. I’m going to come back stronger and be better than I would have been had I had lost none,” said the 22-year-old, who fights Beverley’s Harry Matthews.
Cameron said he wanted the confidence boost of a win over Matthews (Octagon Centre, Sheffield) before challenging for the domestic honours.
“I have been offered an England title fight, and another title fight, they all seem to want a piece of me.
“But we’ll see after December 15 if they still want a piece of me!”
Saturday sees Cameron fighting under the Ingle banner for the first time.
Asked if there was any pressure to do well, he said: “No. I can’t let it get on me.
“I have been giving 100 per cent in training since I joined them six months ago so we will see on Saturday if I am better.”
Cameron says he enjoys training alongside the wealth of talent at the Ingles.
“Dominic (Ingle; trainer) says that to learn properly you can’t just watch a couple of the boxers, you have to watch them all, they are all different in that gym.”