Boxing: Wadi Camacho seeks to regain Southern Area cruiserweight title by beating Karl Wheeler

PUBLISHED: 15:00 17 March 2017

Wadi Camacho in training (pic Natalie Mayhew/Butterfly Boxing)

Wadi Camacho in training (pic Natalie Mayhew/Butterfly Boxing)


‘Machoman’ back in action at York Hall fighting for belt he lost in September

For the fourth time in thirteen months, Ilford boxer Wadi Camacho steps into the York Hall ring for a Southern Area cruiserweight title contest on Saturday.

The 31-year-old faces Peterborough’s Karl Wheeler for the vacant championship he won in February last year, stopping Dan Woodgate in five rounds in Bethnal Green.

‘Machoman’ defended it by stopping Danny Couzens in six rounds in July, but in September, Camacho lost the title on a disputed verdict against South Londoner Isaac Chamberlain, who later vacated the title.

So Camacho now seeks his 17th win in 23 pro appearances and is confident that he will claim the belt once again on the show promoted by his manager, Steve Goodwin.

“I am ready to do the business, I cannot wait for Saturday,” said the Barcelona-born power puncher, who has halted 10 of his 16 victims.

Opponent Wheeler, 34, has stopped four of his 14 victims in a career which he started back in 2003 and includes six defeats.

• Local amateurs launch their bids for England Boxing’s Elite titles at the London Championships, with the draw and weigh-in in Tottenham on Saturday.

The London preliminaries and semi-finals take place on on March 23 and 24 at the Tottenham Centre, with the finals at the Harrow Leisure Centre on March 30.

Latest Ilford Stories

Yesterday, 17:22

A self-proclaimed “Snapchat queen” from Ilford who posted a video of her boyfriend dying in a pool of blood has been jailed for 14 years.

Yesterday, 16:24

Essex County Cricket Club have announced that Sam Cook has signed a two-year contract extension that will see him remain on their playing staff until the conclusion of the 2020 season.

Yesterday, 17:00

Namrah Chaudry is student services manager at William Morris Sixth Form, where she inspires young people every day after spending her childhood beating bullies and a stammer.

Yesterday, 17:00

A mint-minded pensioner who penned a hilarious letter to the boss of a soap manufacturer has recieved a pleasant surprise.

Yesterday, 15:00

After victory over Fullerians last time out, Eton Manor will seek another win on Saturday

Yesterday, 14:54

One of the country’s largest discount retailers has been ordered to pay almost £500,000 for repeatedly selling knives to children in Barking, Dagenham and Chadwell Heath.

Yesterday, 13:00

West Ham United will want to build on their first win in the Premier League when they host Chelsea at the London Stadium on Sunday.

Yesterday, 12:27

Do you want to do something to help tackle the borough’s homelessness crisis? Look no further!


Struggling to find a buyer for your home in a slower market? We speak to Ilford property expert Nina Kaura from Portico about the Crossrail effect and why getting things right first time will get you the best price for your property.

Exchange Ilford is a shopping centre on a mission to make it a more welcoming and accessible place to the people of Redbridge.

An Ilford shoe retailer and podiatry practice is taking the next step with a move to a new shop just a few doors down.

Newsletter Sign Up

Ilford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Ilford Recorder
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now