Video: These two Sheffield champion boxers can go on to greater things, says Johnny Nelson

Former world champion Johnny Nelson is keeping an eye on fellow-Sheffielder Liam Cameron - hoping he can reach elite level in the years to come.

Wednesday, 2nd May 2018, 10:28 am
Updated Wednesday, 2nd May 2018, 10:46 am
Liam Cameron

Nelson was ringside for Cameron's two-round destruction of Nicky Jenman at iceSheffield last weekend.And he believes he is getting to the top of the tree, in this country, at middleweight."I think Liam Cameron is very talented" he said."We won't know until he steps up a level if opponent to see what he's got. He's got the power, he's got the confidence."He looks the part, he's a local lad and I think Dennis (Hobson, promoter) is doing a decent job with him, getting him through."Domestically, I think he's proved himself, "I didn't see any holes in his armour."Nelson said Cameron didn't have to get out of first gear against Brighton's Jenman."He boxed well within himself, I liked what I saw."Cameron has lost five times in his nine-year career.But Nelson said: " A loss to me means you are learning on the job. It is not what you do physically, it was what you have to do mentally and how you manage mentally."If you can do that a loss means nothing."New English super lightweight champion Sam O'maison is also an exciting addition to the title-holders, said Nelson."He's a really good fighter. I like Sam O'maison. He used to train at the Ingle gym and Samo can fight. I have always been surprised at why he has not achieved much more. Because I know he can fight, punch and switch."

Liam Cameron