Cameron says delay will help him
Thu, 18 Oct 2012 8:16p.m.
By Alastair Bull
New Zealander Shane Cameron reckons Danny Green might rue waiting two and a half years to take him on for a world boxing title.
Green was offered the chance to fight for the IBO world cruiserweight title made vacant after Antonio Tarver lost it for failing a drugs test.
The Perth fighter chose Cameron, whose team had been trying since early 2010 to fight him, as his opponent for the title fight in Melbourne on November 21 after Cameron knocked American Monte Barrett down in July this year.
Cameron says the Green team "moved the goalposts" several times in the past two and a half years, but he's happy to be fighting Green for a world title now.
"This would have been a hard fight for me two years ago, just based on my style then," he said on Thursday.
"If I can make it as tricky as I can for my opponent, and move as much as I can ... well, a moving target is much harder to hit than a stationary target, and I've been a stationary target for many, many years."
Green says he turned down Cameron in the past because the men he did take on - high-profile Americans such as BJ Flores and Tarver - were bigger challenges.
Cameron's knockout of Barrett, however, made Green take notice.
"It may seem crazy, but seeing that knockout made me go `yeah, this is the real deal, let's do it now'."
Green, who only just made his flight from Melbourne to Auckland for Thursday's media conference after leaving his passport at his Perth home, describes Cameron as an "old school" fighter whose power he needs to be wary of.
"I know that if I wear it clean with his best shot, I'm going to be in a world of trouble... but we're really focusing on what I'm going to do to Shane.
"I can punch too, and I'm pretty accurate."
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