A hot bath helped Shane Cameron shed 1.7kg and come in under
the agreed weight of 89kg for tonight's IBO cruiserweight
world title fight against Danny Green in Melbourne.
Cameron was forced to undertake a second weigh-in at 8pm last
night to meet the 'Dannyweight' limit of 89kg imposed by the
Green camp - the cruiserweight limit is 90.7kg - tipping the
scales at 88.5kg.
He sat in a hot bath one hour before the second weigh-in,
losing 1.7kg. The delay meant Cameron missed a few hours'
eating time but he's still expected to be closer to 93kg by
the time he enters the ring tonight.
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.
"This is going to be an epic battle and transtasman rivalry
at its purist. I have done everything I can, now I'm just
waiting for that bell to ring."
Many are giving Cameron a good chance of victory. His last
outing was a career-reviving knockout of American heavyweight
Monte Barrett in July while Green is seeking to bounce back
from two knockout defeats in his last three fights.
It has been 122 years since a New Zealand-born male has won a
world title and Cameron is keen to break the drought in the
biggest fight of his life.