Shane Cameron

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Shane Cameron
Statistics
Real nameShane Aaron Cameron
Weight(s)Cruiserweight
Heavyweight
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Reach187 cm (74 in)
NationalityNew Zealander
Born (1977-10-17) 17 October 1977 (age 43)
Tiniroto, New Zealand
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights34
Wins29
Wins by KO22
Losses5

Shane Aaron Cameron (born 17 October 1977) is a New Zealand professional boxer. He is a former Commonwealth cruiserweight champion, having also held several regional titles at heavyweight. As an amateur he won a bronze medal in the heavyweight division at the 2002 Commonwealth Games. Outside of boxing, he placed fifth in the 2015 series of Dancing With the Stars New Zealand.

Amateur career[edit]

He beat Adam Forsyth for the 2001 New Zealand heavyweight crown and lost to Jason Douglas in the semi-finals of the 91 kg Commonwealth Games, winning a bronze medal.

Professional career[edit]

Cameron made his professional debut on 28 November 2002, with a third-round knockout victory over Winston Palu in the Auckland suburb of Kohimarama. He defeated Shane Wijohn on 4 December 2004 in Auckland to win the New Zealand Heavyweight title, which he would later vacate in order to pursue international titles.

On 28 July 2006 in Auckland, Cameron added two more championships to his record, with a 10th-round technical knockout of Roger Izonritei. With that win, he captured the vacant WBA Pan African Heavyweight title, as well as Izonritei's International Boxing Federation(IBF) Pan Pacific title.

In October 2006, ranked 14th worldwide by the IBF, he was for the first time ranked ahead of fellow countryman and world heavyweight title contender David Tua. Cameron formally challenged Tua, declaring: "David Tua said on television a while back 'Shane who?' but if he looks at who is ranked, I am, he's not, so he knows who I am now: and if he gets in the ring with me, he will know."[1]

In December 2006, Cameron enjoyed his 17th consecutive victory as a professional, via a 9th round TKO of South African Osborne Machimana in Christchurch, thus retaining his WBA Pan African heavyweight title.[2][3]

After the fight Cameron once again called for a match with Tua. However Tua's adviser Inga Tuigamala responded: "I know Shane Cameron has been banging the drum and wants to get it on with David, but from David's perspective, Shane is still on his way up the ladder and at the moment a fight between them would be of more benefit to Shane than David."[4][5]

On 7 March 2007 Cameron fought Australian boxing veteran Bob Mirovic in an Anthony Mundine undercard fight at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Despite breaking his right hand in the first round and suffering cuts above both eyes, Cameron knocked Mirovic out in the eighth round via a left hook to the Australian's forehead to again retain his WBA Pan African title.

Once again a challenge was extended to Tua, with Cameron's camp offering the fellow Kiwi NZ$250,000 to step into the ring. After the match Cameron's New Zealand manager Ken Reinsfield stated "We'd fight Tua in a heartbeat, but you can see why Tua doesn't want to fight him."[6]

Cameron added a third title to his collection on 28 June 2007, with a first-round TKO win over a jet-lagged Brazilian Jucimar Hipolito for the vacant World Boxing Organization Asia Pacific Heavyweight title. Jucimar was a late replacement to Kelvin Davis who broke his back after jumping off a bridge to avoid a car in a night time training run.

On 2 November 2007, Cameron suffered his first professional defeat at the hands of Friday Ahunanya. Cameron lost by a 12th round TKO decision after he was sent to the canvas twice after Ahunanya opened up bleeding cuts above Cameron's eyes. With this loss, Cameron surrendered all the titles he previously held. Cuts to both eyes hampered his vision (cut right eye in round 3, cut left eye in round 9) and ability to avoid punches from his opponent in the later rounds. Even heading into round 12, according to commentators, he was leading on points. Cameron's management still had high hopes for his future and stated that they would allow three months for the cuts to heal properly before his next fight.[7]

On 11 April 2008 Cameron fought American Heavyweight Jonathan Haggler, Haggler's record being 18 wins and 2 losses. Cameron knocked out Haggler in the eighth round. Winning the fight meant Cameron claimed the WBO Oriental, WBO Asia-Pacific and IBF Pan-Pacific belts. He bled only slightly from above his left eyebrow, which had been recently operated on.

Cameron then fought American Kevin Montiy on 28 June 2008 knocking him out in the 5th round. With that win Cameron defended his IBF Pan Pacific heavyweight title and his WBO Oriental heavyweight title. Cameron later stated "The Montiy fight was one of my best performances to date. I had my best camp, great sparring and my conditioning was great as always".[8]

A fight between David Tua and Shane Cameron took place in Hamilton, New Zealand on 3 October 2009. The fight was dubbed "The Fight of The Century" by promoters John McRae and David Higgins, both boxers were guaranteed $500,000 in prize money with the winner expected to get a win bonus. Despite the hype, the fight was one-sided. Tua knocked Cameron down twice in the first round, with a series of trademark left hooks. Due to an adjudicating error, Cameron was not counted out and survived to the end of the round. However, Tua exploded onto him in the first 7 seconds of the second round, backing Cameron up onto the ropes before throwing nearly 20 punches (most of which cleanly connected) to Cameron's head. As Cameron sank to the canvas, the referee stepped in to stop the fight. Losing meant Cameron surrendered his IBF Pan-Pacific, WBO Oriental and WBO Asia-Pacific belts.

Cameron defeated John Hopoate via disqualification in Melbourne, Australia, on 18 March 2010. The fight ended 43 seconds into the second round of a scheduled 10 round bout. Cameron followed up this with unanimous decision victories against Daniel Ammann and Anthony McCracken. The latter served as a final eliminator for the commonwealth cruiserweight title which Cameron fought for in his next bout against Dominic Vea. The bout took place on 20 July 2011 on the undercard of the Danny Green vs Antonio Tarver IBO cruiserweight title fight, and saw Cameron become the new commonwealth champion when he knocked out Vea in round 12.

Cameron fought Monte Barrett on 5 July 2012 for NZPBA title eliminator match (The winner would likely face Sonny Bill Williams).[9] Three days before the fight, Cameron said his preparation for the Barrett fight had been "superb" and he was feeling good about it. He knocked out Barrett in the 4th round with an overhand right. With the win Cameron redeemed his loss to David Tua and accepted a challenge from Danny Green for the vacant IBO Cruiserweight title to be held on 21 November in Melbourne, Australia.[10]

He lost to Danny Green by unanimous points decision in Melbourne on 21 November 2012.

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
34 fights 29 wins 5 losses
By knockout 22 3
By decision 6 2
By disqualification 1 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
34 Loss 29–5 Australia Kali Meehan UD 10 22 November 2014 New Zealand North Shore Events Centre, Auckland, New Zealand For vacant WBA Pan-African heavyweight title
33 Loss 29–4 United States Brian Minto RTD 7 (12), 3:00 14 December 2013 New Zealand The Trusts Arena, Auckland, New Zealand For vacant WBO Oriental heavyweight title
32 Loss 29–3 Australia Danny Green UD 12 21 November 2012 Australia Hisense Arena, Melbourne, Australia For vacant IBO cruiserweight title
31 Win 29–2 United States Monte Barrett KO 4 (12), 0:18 5 July 2012 New Zealand SkyCity Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand Won WBO Asia-Pacific and WBO Oriental heavyweight titles
30 Win 28–2 New Zealand Monty Betham UD 6 3 December 2011 New Zealand The Trusts Arena, Auckland, New Zealand
29 Win 27–2 Australia Dominic Vea KO 12 (12), 1:37 20 July 2011 Australia Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia Won Commonwealth cruiserweight title
28 Win 26–2 Australia Anthony McCracken UD 12 17 November 2010 Australia Challenge Stadium, Perth, Australia Won vacant IBO Asia-Pacific cruiserweight title
27 Win 25–2 Australia Daniel Ammann UD 10 21 July 2010 Australia Challenge Stadium, Perth, Australia
26 Win 24–2 Australia John Hopoate DQ 2 (12), 0:43 18 March 2010 Australia Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia
25 Loss 23–2 New Zealand David Tua KO 2 (12), 0:16 3 October 2009 New Zealand Mystery Creek Events Centre, Hamilton, New Zealand Lost WBO Asia-Pacific and WBO Oriental heavyweight titles
24 Win 23–1 United States Robert Davis TKO 11 (12) 7 March 2009 New Zealand Rugby Park, Gisborne, New Zealand Retained IBF Pan-Pacific heavyweight title
23 Win 22–1 United States Terry Smith UD 12 27 September 2008 New Zealand Town Hall, Christchurch, New Zealand Retained WBO Asia-Pacific and WBO Oriental heavyweight titles
22 Win 21–1 United States Kevin Montiy TKO 5 (12), 2:12 28 July 2008 New Zealand TSB Bank Arena, Wellington, New Zealand Retained IBF Pan-Pacific and WBO Oriental heavyweight titles
21 Win 20–1 United States Jonathan Haggler KO 7 (12), 2:55 11 April 2008 New Zealand SkyCity Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand Won interim WBO Asia-Pacific and vacant WBO Oriental heavyweight titles;
Retained IBF Pan-Pacific heavyweight title
20 Loss 19–1 Nigeria Friday Ahunanya TKO 12 (12), 2:14 2 November 2007 New Zealand SkyCity Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand For vacant PABA and interim WBA NABA heavyweight titles;
Lost WBO Asia-Pacific heavyweight title
19 Win 19–0 Brazil Jucimar Francisco Hipólito TKO 1 (12) 28 June 2007 New Zealand The Trusts Arena, Auckland, New Zealand Won vacant WBO Asia-Pacific heavyweight title;
Retained IBF Pan-Pacific and WBA Pan-African heavyweight titles
18 Win 18–0 Australia Bob Mirovic KO 8 (12), 2:50 7 March 2007 Australia Entertainment Centre, Sydney Retained WBA Pan-African heavyweight title
17 Win 17–0 South Africa Osborne Machimana TKO 9 (12) 1 December 2006 New Zealand Cowles Stadium, Christchurch, New Zealand Retained IBF Pan-Pacific and WBA Pan-African heavyweight titles
16 Win 16–0 Australia Roger Izonritei TKO 10 (12) 28 July 2006 New Zealand ABA Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand Won IBF Pan-Pacific and vacant WBA Pan-African heavyweight titles
15 Win 15–0 New Zealand Hiriwa Te Rangi TKO 2 (8), 1:45 27 May 2006 New Zealand The Centre, Kerikeri, New Zealand
14 Win 14–0 United States James Walton MD 10 5 November 2005 United States Caesars Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada, U.S.
13 Win 13–0 Nigeria Adele Olakanye TKO 4 (8), 0:51 1 October 2005 United States Events Center, Reno, Nevada, U.S.
12 Win 12–0 Australia Colin Wilson TKO 7 (12) 29 April 2005 New Zealand ASB Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand Won vacant Australasian heavyweight title
11 Win 11–0 Australia Auckland Auimatagi TKO 2 (10), 2:23 4 March 2005 New Zealand Civic Centre, Feilding, New Zealand Retained NZPBA heavyweight title
10 Win 10–0 New Zealand Shane Wijohn TKO 4 (12), 0:42 4 December 2004 New Zealand SkyCity Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand Won vacant NZPBA heavyweight title
9 Win 9–0 New Zealand Richard Tutaki KO 3 (8) 30 September 2004 New Zealand ABA Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand
8 Win 8–0 New Zealand Hiriwa Te Rangi UD 8 23 July 2004 New Zealand Civic Centre, Feilding, New Zealand
7 Win 7–0 Brazil Gilberto Melo TKO 4 (6) 5 June 2004 New Zealand SkyCity Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
6 Win 6–0 Australia Richard Kemp TKO 2 (6), 2:53 19 January 2004 Australia Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, Australia
5 Win 5–0 Australia Shane Norford TKO 2 (6) 13 November 2003 New Zealand Westrust Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand
4 Win 4–0 United States Vernon Woodward TKO 1 (4), 2:40 12 July 2003 United States Caesars Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada, U.S.
3 Win 3–0 United States Jeff Lindsey TKO 1 (4), 0:46 7 June 2003 United States Flamingo Hilton, Laughlin, Nevada, U.S.
2 Win 2–0 United States Alphonzo Davis KO 2 (4), 2:59 24 May 2003 United States Hilton Casino Resort, Reno, Nevada, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 New Zealand Winston Palu KO 3 (4) 28 November 2002 New Zealand ABA Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand Professional debut

Filmography[edit]

Films
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Tender Himself Short film
Television series
Year Series Role Notes
2006 Pulp Sport Himself
2008 Shortland Street Himself Cameo appearance
2009 Code Himself
2009 Close Up Himself
Country Calendar Himself Documentary
SportsCafe Himself
Game of Two-Halves Himself
2015 Jono and Ben Himself
2015 Dancing with the Stars Himself

Awards and recognitions[edit]

  • 2019 Gladrap Boxing Hall of fame[11]
  • 2019 Gladrap Boxing Awards Promoter of the year (Won)[12]
  • 2019 Gladrap Boxing Awards Trainer of the year (Nominated)[13]
  • 2019 Gladrap Boxing Awards Event of the year (Nominated)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 February 2007. Retrieved 5 November 2006.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20160303232942/http://www.gisborneherald.co.nz/article.asp?aid=7501&iid=588&sud=42. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 4 December 2006. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ [2] Archived 5 December 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Leggat, David (10 March 2007). "David Leggat: Look to the also-rans for some comic relief". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 9 November 2011.
  6. ^ Geenty, Mark (8 March 2007). "Boxing: Broken hand doesn't stop Cameron". The New Zealand Herald. NZPA. Retrieved 9 November 2011.
  7. ^ Jessup, Peter (5 November 2007). "Boxing: Boxer's loss 'boosts value'". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 9 November 2011.
  8. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20090130073434/http://shanecameron.co.nz/cms/news. Archived from the original on 30 January 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2009. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ "Cameron and Barrett to fight in July". 3news.co.nz. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Shane Cameron interview, ahead of Monte Barrett fight". RadioLive. 2 July 2012. Retrieved 3 July 2012.
  11. ^ "Hall of fame 2019". Gladrap Channel. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  12. ^ "Gladrap Awards 2019". Gladrap Channel. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  13. ^ "Gladrap Awards 2019 winners". Gladrap Channel. Retrieved 3 January 2020.

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Fonomanu Sekona
NZPBA heavyweight champion
4 December 2004 – 8 February 2012
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Sonny Bill Williams
Vacant
Title last held by
Craig Petersen
Australasian heavyweight champion
29 April 2005 – 22 November 2014
Vacated
Incumbent
Preceded by
Roger Izonritei
IBF Pan-Pacific heavyweight champion
28 July 2006 – 2 September 2010
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Kali Meehan
New title WBA Pan-African heavyweight champion
28 July 2006 – 2 April 2009
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Thamsanqa Dube
Vacant
Title last held by
Dennis Bakhtov
WBO Asia-Pacific heavyweight champion
28 June 2007 – 2 November 2007
Succeeded by
Friday Ahunanya
Vacant
Title last held by
Friday Ahunanya
WBO Asia-Pacific heavyweight champion
11 April 2008 – 3 October 2009
Succeeded by
David Tua
New title WBO Oriental heavyweight champion
11 April 2008 – 3 October 2009
New title IBO Asia-Pacific cruiserweight champion
17 November 2010 – 18 November 2011
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Brad Pitt
Preceded by
Dominic Vea
Commonwealth cruiserweight champion
20 July 2011 – 22 February 2014
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Tony Conquest
Preceded by
Monte Barrett
WBO Asia-Pacific heavyweight champion
5 July 2012 – 21 December 2012
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Alex Leapai
WBO Oriental heavyweight champion
5 July 2012 – 21 December 2012
Vacated