Brian Minto scored a technical knockout victory when Shane Cameron’s corner stopped their WBO regional heavyweight title bout at The Trusts Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday night.
In the main event of the Annual Fight For Life Charity Night, Minto (39-7, 25 KOs) started quickly, backing Cameron (29-4, 22 KOs) up and working away hard in close.
Cameron hurt Minto in the third with a short left hook, but it was all Minto from there. Cameron ended the third, the only round he took, with a cut over his left eye which referee Lance Revill ruled was caused by a punch.
A series of rights pushed Cameron back late in the fourth round.
The American was deducted a point in the fifth (elbow) and sixth (elbow). Continue reading
Round by Round: Shane Cameron (29-3-0) V Brian Minto (38-7-0) – Trust Arena, Auckland, New Zealand
Shane Cameron hasn’t fought since his 2012 Cruiserweight title bout with Danny Green. Comparatively Brian Minto has fought three times in 2013 for two decision losses and a win. The pro-Cameron crowd know little of Brian Minto. Minto a relatively small heavy is a live dog given against a similarly sized heavy like Cameron. Minto has fought the far higher calibre of opponent and brings great application and heart to his game.
This fight for as long as it last could be a barn stormer given we have two heavyweights who like to exchange. Neither man will have to go looking for each other.
Minto ring walk: Minto is calm as a cucumber. Accompanied by his coach the home-country boy Kevin Barry. Continue reading
by Tommy Bird: Danny Green beat Shane Cameron by unanimous decision today and is again IBO Cruiserweight Champion of the World. The official judges scorecards were: 119-109, 116-112 and 116-113. On my Scorecard I had a 117-111 for Green. Overall a good performance by Danny Green, who now wants a rematch with WBC-Champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk. stay tuned! Continue reading