Cameron knocks out Barrett with huge shot
Thu, 05 Jul 2012 11:08p.m.
Boxer Shane Cameron has claimed a knockout victory over American Monte Barrett.
Cameron, 34, had the more experienced Barrett, 41, on the floor just seconds into the fourth round.
"I knew that right hook was there and I set it up," Cameron said of the knockout punch.
The victory on Thursday night in Auckland means Cameron reclaims the WBO Asia Pacific heavyweight title, as well as the WBO Oriental heavyweight title.
"I said I was going to get these belts back and I did," he said.
But Barrett has said he'd welcome a rematch.
Gisborne-born Cameron went into the fight with a record of 28 wins, 21 by knockout, and two losses, including a second-round knockout defeat at the hands of David Tua in October 2009.
Cameron's build-up included a trip to London to act as sparring partner for former world champion David Haye.
Haye knocked Barrett down five times en route to a fifth-round TKO victory in November 2008, a year before claiming the WBA world belt.
The defeat takes Barrett's win-loss-draw record to 35-9-3, with one of his wins being unanimous on points over Tua last August.
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7/07/2012 10:27:00 a.m.
I'm not a huge fan of the mountain warrior but man, he leaned into that one proper.
6/07/2012 4:28:46 p.m.
Action speaks louder than word... Well done bro.. you have just shut his big mouth. You did as you said ...Bravo Bro..
6/07/2012 12:09:18 p.m.
SAND MAN wrote:
i did think shane cameron was gona get his ass wooped, but DAM wat a knockout,
2 much bro
6/07/2012 10:19:00 a.m.
Did any else think Sir Bob was out of line re his comments about tarts and tattoos and the way he talked about Joseph Parker. Awesome KO though in the main fight. Wicked
6/07/2012 1:56:35 a.m.
Well done Cameron. Barrett you were outclassed and outmsatched, you should stick to retiring like you said instead of thinking about a rematch.
6/07/2012 12:30:36 a.m.
6/07/2012 12:13:38 a.m.
Matt v wrote:
Well done Shane!! You looked fit and sharp-... And that knockout!!!! DON'T GIVE HIM THE REMATCH!!
5/07/2012 11:32:05 p.m.
one of the biggest shot I ever seen on any fight match.
Well done Shane, that's massive shot.
5/07/2012 11:20:18 p.m.
Killed it, what a freaking boss.
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