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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)

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‘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.

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