Boxing fans get the chance to watch a crucial Commonwealth title fight bill live and free on April 4, when two of the UK’s brightest prospects clash on vipboxing.tv.
Luke Blackledge and Liam Cameron go head-to-head at Blackburn’s King George’s Hall with both believing they’ll end the night with the vacant super-middleweight belt around their waist.
Blackledge has lost just twice in 22 outings. The Accrington man – known for his all-action, come forward style – gets a second chance at glory after a 2013 KO loss to Liverpool’s Rocky Fielding for the same title.
“Liam is a good, experienced, skilled fighter” stated Blackledge. “He’s been an ABA champion, has done well as a pro and had a good win in his last fight. He’s number one in line for the British title, so it’s a good hard fight.
“We’ve got similar records though and I’m confident. I’ve done my homework, I’ve got a good game plan and I’m fit and ready. It’ll be a good one to watch; it’s a fighter against a boxer. We’re both in the UK top ten and it’s a perfect match.
“People shouldn’t read too much into the Fielding fight. I took it at two days’ notice and had been sparring with Carl Froch and Ronnie Heffron the same week, and I was dead. I’m not taking anything away from Rocky, but I’ve got a second chance now to make it right. I’m confident, not a naïve over-confident, but believe I’ll do the business.”
Sheffield’s Cameron is a former ABA champion who enters the contest on the back of a December British title eliminator win. The Steel City fighter, once touted as a future star, has won 18 of 22 outings and believes his career is back on track after reuniting with former trainer Chris Smedley.
“Luke’s got one style and that’s to keep coming forward, which will suit me. He’ll try to swarm me but it’ll be a different story doing that to a well-schooled boxer that can punch. I rate him one hundred per cent, he’s not a boxer though, he’s a slugger who’s tough.
“To be fair, how I’m hitting at the minute, he’s not going to be able to keep coming forward. He might try it but he’s going to need a ‘Plan B’, and I wouldn’t be going into his backyard if I weren’t confident.”
Promoter Steve Wood stated: “This is a huge night of boxing with two big title fights on, and it’s a show that is better than many with TV backing. Blackledge and Cameron have different styles that will make for a terrific fight, and I believe Luke will come out on top.
“Isaac Lowe is also an exciting aggressive fighter who looks to take opponents out early and this is a match that could top a bill in its own right. There are still a few tickets available and fans can catch all the action for free on vipboxing.tv”
VIP Promotions presents an evening of boxing at Blackburn’s King George’s Hall on April 4. Headlining will be Accrington’s Luke Blackledge versus Sheffield’s Liam Cameron for the vacant Commonwealth super-middleweight title.
Chief support features Morecambe’s Isaac Lowe versus Lee Glover for the English featherweight title. Also appearing will be Lower Darwen’s AJ Faizy; Oswaldtwistle’s Adam Machaj; Blackburn’s Shakeeb Ali; Accrington’s Artif Ali; Blackpool’s Alex McCoy, and Cumbria’s Lee Kellett.
Tickets priced at £60 (ringside) and £40 (general) are available on the door, from all boxers, or at www.vipbe.co.uk
The show will also be streamed live and free at www.vipboxing.tv – in association with 666bet.com
Keep updated on VIP Promotions’ news by visiting vipboxing.tv or follow on Twitter @vipboxing and Facebook.