Trainer Gareth Williams has predicted that Aussie light-middleweight sensation Cameron “The Hammer” Hammond will be at world level within two years.
The 2012 Olympian had former IBF super-featherweight champion Barry Michael raving about his technique when he defeated Thailand’s Pramool Boonpok on the undercard of Mundine v Jackson recently.
And Williams believes it is only a matter of time before the rest of the world begins to take notice of Hammond’s silky skills.
“Cameron is coming along better than I imagined he would,” Williams, who also trains highly touted light-heavyweight prospect Damien Hooper, said.
“He doesn’t have a high KO record, but believe me when he boxes longer rounds he will definitely be knocking opponents out as his power is very good.
“Cameron was a world class amateur boxer and has been already described as a world class pro by a former IBF world champion and now main event commentator.
“There are things that will take a bit more time than others, but this kid’s keen to learn and he wants to be knocking on the door of the world champs in a couple of years.
“Cameron is one of the most athletic kids I’ve ever been involved with and he oozes talent and class.
“I believe Cameron has the ability to go as far as he wants in boxing, and with a record of 7-0 he is well on the way.”
Details of Hammond’s eight professional outing will be announced in due course.