22 Jul 2010

Cameron not convincing in win

6:23 am on 22 July 2010

The New Zealand heavyweight boxer Shane Cameron was hardly convincing but did enough to defeat Australian Daniel Ammann by unanimous decision in their 10-round bout in Perth last night.

Cameron, who is eager to take on IBO cruiserweight world champion Danny Green, started strongly, landing some meaningful blows in the early rounds as Ammann relied on defence.

Ammann hit back in the fifth round with some nice shots and seemed to gain confidence as the bout wore on.

But the 93.7kg Cameron, who has dropped 13kg in recent months and will need to drop almost 10kg more to stand a chance of taking on Green in the future, did enough to see out victory.

The 32-year-old admitted he struggled to adapt to his new weight, saying he certainly needed the rounds and that next time it will be different.

He says his body is still geting used to the lower weight and so he couldn't find his spark.

Cameron says he's now a step closer to meeting Green, who knocked out Paul Briggs in just 29 seconds last night.