Liam Cameron gets late opponent change for Commonwealth title defence

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Liam Cameron has a new opponent for the first defence of his Commonwealth middleweight title following the late withdrawal of scheduled challenger Danny Butler.

The Manor fighter will now defend his crown against Nicky Jenman on April 27 at iceSheffield.

Former Southern Area champion Jenman was in action last month, losing on points to Andrew Robinson for the IBO Continental middleweight title.

He has lost ten of his 31 fights and his clash with Cameron will be the biggest of his career to date.

Promoter Dennis Hobson has warned his man Cameron that Jenman will be ready to snap up the opportunity if the Sheffield fighter is not switched on.

"It's a great opportunity for Nicky and he's taken the fight with both hands," Hobson said.

"I don't think, in England and at this short notice, we could have got anyone better who will put up a great fight.

"If Liam isn't on top of his game then Nicky will expose him.

"It will be a great television fight and this is a good test for Liam.

"He has all the ability but if he doesn't turn up with the same attitude he had against Sam Sheedy, then he would struggle against both Danny Butler and Nicky Jenman.

"We'll find out after the first round what sort of Liam Cameron has turned up.

"Liam is a very experienced amateur, an ABA champion. He has great pedigree and if can't handle an opponent change at short notice then he's not the fighter we all think he is.

"I think Liam will handle it well.

"He'll cope because he can adapt but he has to have the right attitude."

Cameron won the Commonwealth title by stopping Sheffield rival Sam Sheedy in October.

His clash with Jenman will be broadcast live on Freesports.

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