Confirmation Shane Cameron had made the weight limit for his
IBO cruiserweight title bout came with just one word at the
Crown Casino in Melbourne this afternoon.
"Okay," said IBO official Phil Austin, when the
ripped-looking Cameron stepped on the scales.
Cameron's weight won't be made public until a second weigh-in
today at 8pm.
"All I can say is as far as the IBO is concerned a
cruiserweight fight will take place," Austin said.
That left open for interpretation whether Cameron had in fact
made the "Dannyweight" limit of 89kg imposed by the Green
Cameron said he had weighed in at that mark exactly. He
slammed the second 'official' weigh in as a blatant attempt
by Green to force him to fast and deny him fluids for the
entire day before the fight.
"That's just how Green does it - he's trying to starve me a
bit longer," Cameron said. "That's all I can put it down to.
Otherwise we could just cut it off here and be done."
Green's gamesmanship extended to bragging about his hearty
"I've had pancakes, orange juice, bananas, coffee - I'm
pretty cool," Green said.
Cameron insisted dropping below the regular cruiserweight
limit of 90.7 hadn't done any harm.
"It feels good. I am ready for this fight. I'm definitely
going to win. If I land a good one on Danny it is going to be
a long night for him."
While Cameron smiled slightly at the face off, Green stared
stone-faced but produced the "hang loose" hand symbol popular
"I think his prediction is incorrect," Green said. "What am I
going to say, 'I think he is going to win too'?"
Green is seeking to bounce back from two knockout defeats in
his last three fights.
His last fight was a fifth-round stoppage of well-performed
American veteran Danny Santiago in July. But prior to that he
suffered back-to-back knockout losses to WBC champion
Krzystof Wlodarzyk and classy veteran Antonio Tarver.
Cameron's last outing was a career-reviving knockout of
American heavyweight Monte Barrett in July.
"Let's see what you got, big boy," was Green's parting shot
before the hostilities begin in earnest tomorrow night.
- By Steve Deane of the NZ Herald