U.S. Army War Veteran Set for Return to Ring at BB King’s in New York City
U.S. Army war veteran and undefeated junior middleweight boxer Shawn “Killa” Cameron (9-0, 4 KOs) has a date set for his third bout of 2015, returning to the ring on Wednesday, July 8th. The fight for Cameron, who is promoted by DiBella Entertainment, is slated to occur at BB King’s as part of the latest installment of Lou DiBella’s Broadway Boxing series.
“It’s really simple. Once we got our date, we’ve been 100% focused on that date, and that’s it. Nothing more, nothing less,” Cameron said of the upcoming bout. “I want to make a statement.”
Before Cameron ever laced up a pair of boxing gloves, he served two tours of duty for the U.S. Army in Iraq. The Brooklyn native served six years overall for the U.S. Army and was ranked as a Staff Sergeant when he completed his services in 2006.
After his time in the U.S. Army, Cameron walked into the legendary Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn for the first time, and he never left. Despite not having any kind of formal boxing experience, the sport came naturally to him, and he had an incredible amount of success in his short four-year amateur career. He won the 2009 New York Golden Gloves at 152 pounds, also reaching the finals of the 2009 New York Metros and quarterfinals of the 2010 National PAL Tournament.
Cameron, who is trained by Don Saxby, turned professional less than three years ago, stopping his first two opponents and remaining undefeated over his first nine bouts. Come July 8th, he will look to make it 10-0.
“Once we found out we had an eight-rounder, we intensified training right off the rip,” Saxby commented. “Cam is always in shape, but we are really looking to turn up the heat over the next five weeks. We are working on putting together our game plan, and we really want to go in there and get the knockout. 9-0, now it’s time to go get 10-0. We are looking to put in a few eight-rounders, and then it’s time to get us a small strap. Cam will be ready, that’s for sure. I promise you that.”
Currently, negotiations are underway regarding the opponent for Cameron on July 8th, and an announcement is expected in the coming weeks.
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