Camacho wants rematch after ‘classic’ defeat

PUBLISHED: 08:00 06 October 2016

Wadi Camacho (right) wants a chance to win his Southern Area title back (pic: Adam Davy/PA).

Wadi Camacho (right) wants a chance to win his Southern Area title back (pic: Adam Davy/PA).

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Cruiserweight loses Southern Area title

Gator's Kaizer Syed impressed in a skills boutGator's Kaizer Syed impressed in a skills bout

Wadi Camacho’s Southern Area cruiserweight title defence against Isaac Chamberlain proved a 10-round thriller at York Hall – a ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate – and there could be a second helping on the way, writes Len Whaley.

Top promoter Eddie Hearn has watched big fights by the dozen and said: “That’s up with the best contests I’ve seen in years and what a return it will make.”

Promoter Steve Goodwin has appealed to the British Boxing Board of Control for a rematch protesting Chamberlain should have been ruled out when he suffered a shoulder dislocation in the third round.

There was no denying the bravery of the new champion from Brixton who was in obvious pain as the shoulder was put back by his cornermen

Yet against all the odds the 22-year-old fought back to to take a 98-94 points decision from referee Jeff Hinds although many ringsiders thought Ilford’s Camacho deserved to keep his title with at least a draw.

“Wadi and I thought he lost narrowly, but there was no way Chamberlain should have been allowed to continue after that injury,” said Goodwin.

n Colin McMillan developed from schoolboy novice at Barking Boxing Club to become world featherweight champion and hosts the annual boxing dinner evening for his old club at Chigwell’s Prince Regent Hotel tomorrow (Friday).

Alongside the boxing club the main beneficiary will be Cardiac arrest in the Young (CRY), a charity helping the victims and families of cardiac arrest.

Sport and showbusiness celebrities will attend to support the charity event, with Barking boxers Rubin Colyujhez, Alex Marin, AK and AJ Sing-Bhaneal, Matt Brettling and Jan Kowlasky all set for action.

n Two boxers from Gator ABC travelled to Cambridgeshire for the Haddenham show.

Joseph Gibbs was a debutant on the night, but just lost a decision to H. Thomson of Cheshunt.

Kaiser Syed boxed J. Ward and displayed his talent in a non-competitive skills bout.

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