World champion Kell Brook has given Liam Cameron a massive confidence boost as the Sheffield super middleweight prepares for his biggest ever fight.
Cameron flies to Australia next week to take on Zac Dunn for the vacant Commonwealth title. It as big a challenge as it is an opportunity - winning a major belt against a 22-fight unbeaten opponent in his own backyard.
But Brook, no stranger to the ultimate test, gave the 26-year-old the benefit of his expert advice ahead of Cameron’s contest at Melbourne Pavilion, on November 25.
“He told me that this was my time and that if I believed in myself I would win this. He said to forget all the outside things: Australia, te time difference, flights etc, just focus on what I’m going to do in the ring” said the Manor Park man.
“Kell said I’m in the top 10 people he’s ever sparred with, which is great. He said that during the hard times I’ve had to go through in boxing I’d dug in and now everything had led to this fight. It really perked me up. He holds a world title and been in with the world’s pound for pound best fighter. It has definitely helped my confidence.”
Cameron has lost four times but won 19 in a career which has promised much since winning the ABAs and turning professional in 2009.
Dunn, the current WBC International Silver super middleweight title holder, has never been beaten - but Cameron’s camp has questioned the standard of opponent he has faced over the last four years.