Boxing: Wadi Camacho targets more success after successful Southern Area cruiserweight belt defence

PUBLISHED: 07:00 22 July 2016

Wadi Camacho (right) in action against Jindrich Velecky at the O2 Arena (pic: Adam Davy/PA)

Wadi Camacho (right) in action against Jindrich Velecky at the O2 Arena (pic: Adam Davy/PA)

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Ilford bruiser hopes to keep moving up the ranks

Wadi Camacho may reach his 31st birthday next month, but he predicts a new lease of life for his ring career after defending the Southern Area cruiserweight title at York Hall on Saturday night, writes Len Whaley.

“It’s onwards and upwards,” beamed the popular Ilford fighter after forcing challenger Danny Couzens to retire at the end of the sixth round of their title clash on the Goodwin bill.

The ‘Macho-Man’ has had a number of trainers in the past, but thinks the latest link with coach Jason Rowland is the key to new success in a ring career that looked to be going nowhere a year ago.

Four wins in the last 10 months, including two Southern Area title triumphs, have brought new life to his campaign and now he is hungry for more honours.

On Saturday he thanked Rowland, adding: “We have combined well in the gym where our hard work paid off with my performance on Saturday.

“Now we will go forward together and I am ready to challenge for more titles with a new team behind me.”

Camacho now has 12 victories to his credit at York Hall, with his five losses coming away from the east London venue.

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