Cameron says 'no' to Tua rematch
Tue, 10 Jul 2012 3:41p.m.
By Greg Robertson
There will be no rematch between David Tua and Shane Cameron, with the Mountain Warrior saying he’s not about to give Tua “a leg up”.
In an interview to air on TV3’s Sports Tonight this evening, Cameron says, “I'm not giving him that opportunity again”.
In 2009, Tua knocked out Cameron three times, twice in the first round and then again just seconds into the second round to win the fight.
Since then, Cameron has demolished Monte Barrett in the KFC Godfather of All Fight Nights, knocking him out with a huge right hand at the start of the fourth round.
Barrett had beaten Tua in 2011.
Although Tua hadn't yet sought the rematch, speculation since the Barrett bout has grown about who Cameron’s next opponent will be – money fights with the likes of Tua and current New Zealand heavyweight title holder Sonny Bill Williams, or what many have described as a ‘real’ fight that will see him progress to challenging for a WBO title fight with the likes of Wladimir Klitschko.
The knock out has seen the country get right behind Cameron and he says he’s loving it.
“The public support has been awesome, even pre-fight was really good but post-fight even better because we came away with the result and the way it came was even better,” Cameron says.
Last week, Duco’s David Higgins, co-promoter of the KFC bout, said that Cameron’s knock out of Barrett might have paved the way for a WBO elimination fight.
"He's one punch away from a shot at Klitschko, I really believe that," Higgins said.
The win against Barrett – ranked 12 by the WBO – may mean that when the rankings are released Cameron will fall within the top 10. And with the ranking, comes a real chance of working out a fight with a genuine title contender.
And on the cards would be a number one or two contender, such as Russian Denis Boytsov or American Seth Mitchell, followed up by the winner taking on Wladimir Klitschko.
"Cameron is the hottest heavyweight in New Zealand right now. Shane's had a lot of bad luck. It was about time he had some good luck. And it wasn't just luck, he did it in style,” said Higgins.
"Shane needs to decide if he wants a money fight against the likes of David Tua or wants to have a crack at the world title.”
Cameron’s decision now appears very clear.
“I beat the man that beat him and I really took care of him,” says Cameron.
“I put him to sleep and in four rounds. David couldn't do that in 24 rounds, so I don't need that fight with Tua no more.”
Watch the full interview on TV3’s Sports Tonight at 11pm.
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17/02/2013 3:40:45 p.m.
faafouina savusa wrote:
I pity Shane Cameron for day that fight!!!! U knocked out Barrett wit a lucky blind throw.... and we all know dat that would've knockout Barrett in day early rounds if he hadn't use the pan stimulant.... so Cameron get real and admit it, day u CAnt beat that
23/07/2012 11:42:11 p.m.
Fred your a dummy. Tua broke monte face. That win for the camron isn't jack crap. Tua help his win due to the broken face he got from Tua. A real fighter would give it another round to an opponent that basically slaughtered him. If he's that confident to talk trash about how Tua lost to Monte then he should be confident to fight Tua and beat him. Now we all know Monte didn't win that fight. Tua drop him twice plus the crack face he got. Camron is not scared? Your a real idiot for that one too. CAMRON KNOWS IN HIS HEART THAT TUA WILL EAT HIS ASS UP ALIVE. Camron win was good but he knows it's nothing until he beat Tua. Enough said...
19/07/2012 2:11:24 a.m.
klitschko would murder this boy, dont even think about it. Cameron beat a washed up old man and they are thinking about title shots. Get real
15/07/2012 2:22:23 p.m.
Gee get real tua fans. Shane has knocked out a boxer who floored tua for the first time in his career and tua couldnt even beat on points. Not once but twice! Shane is right, why should he give tua a chance while he cant even get off his muli and get serious about a comeback. Shane isnt scared of tua he is too busy looking at where the big pay day is. Truth is Tua is small fry now and not worth fighting.
13/07/2012 3:29:36 p.m.
A rematch would be an awesome boost for Tua's career as he is turning 40 this year with 4 losses and 2 draws he really needs it to step back into contention for another title shot. He has one of the most devastating left hooks in boxing history but ideally to be a real contender in the heavyweight devision, he needs ALOT of work on his fitness and his weight issues. If you compare him to most heavyweights at 5'10 he is by far the heaviest. He's around 20kgs heavier than Mike Tyson and Mike Tyson was 5'11. He also needs to stay busy in the ring and throw in more combinations. He has a very proud fanbase and we all want him to succeed. I wont take anything away from Shane like alot of people on this forum because that right hook definately wasnt a fluke. If you pay attention to the fight he sets it up quite nicely with two fake left jabs (Which is what he was throwing all night) So CONGRATS SHANE and i hope to see the rematch.
12/07/2012 10:25:31 a.m.
Shane the warrior mountaingoat.He doesn't wanna fight Tua cause him and his loser trainer had to much to say before he got dealt to,IN THE FIRST AND SECOND ROUND!!!So course he won't fight him,he'd b shittin bricks if he fought Tua.As for the Barrett fight, just a lucky punch.Get rid of your trainer and gain a bit of humble respect before you get my vote mate.TUA still the man.
11/07/2012 4:34:34 p.m.
On the pre-fight interview Barrett was so desperate on getting Tua back because he knows he can't earn that money in the state for who he is and he was trying to promote his next fight.He loves these trilogy fights as he's winding down his career.He came NZ to create another trilogy fight with Cameron and he may get it in the end when Duco/Rheinsfeld find out how political things are as they progress to the top.It may have looked a good win for Cameron but it's a result that Barrett would rather have to start a new series.It may look strange to Shane knocking out an opponent like that but for Barrett it's business as usual.
11/07/2012 3:48:43 p.m.
I read in an article published before the fight that Tua predicted Cameron would KO Barrett and he was in support of the mountain warrior.Hopefully this is the last we see of Barrett, he had a big mouth and was quite disrespectful to Cameron and Tua as well as to the people of NZ.Let's get a reality check here though. Out of the four boxing associations Barrett was only ranked in one of them and that was the WBO where he was ranked 12th. As of today Cameron is still not ranked in the top 15 in any of the world boxing organisations.That win last week may have looked good but seriously it hasn't done anything to shake up the heavyweight division.Cameron needs to head across the Tasman to fight someone like Kali Meehan or Alex Leapai. To say he's close to being in line for a title shot is like saying NZ will win 30 Gold medals at the Olympics which we all know won't happen.
11/07/2012 1:19:53 p.m.
Jack hammer wrote:
Cameron knows hell get owned by tua if they were to fight again. "I beat the man that beat him" he should know that means nothing in boxing. Its what u bring in the ring on the night. i think he needs a couple more fights with high ranked fighters before going for the title. hes not ready, like most heavy weights shanes got a heavy hand and its what put barrett down but he also gets cut easily and the klitschos would just open him up like nothing. He and especially his manager needs to take it 1 step at a time. Stop talking smack about tua when u know deep down your scared.
11/07/2012 1:09:53 p.m.
Cameron knows hell get owned by tua if they were to fight again. "I beat the man that beat him" he should know that means nothing in boxing. Its what u bring in the ring on the night. i think he needs a couple more fights with high ranked fighters before going for the title. hes not ready, like most heavy weights shanes got a heavy hand and its what put barrett down but he also gets cut easily and the klitschos would just open him up like nothing. Him and especially his manager need to
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