Advertisement
Advertisement

Cameron Hammond Captures WBA's Oceania Crown

OLYMPIC sensation Cameron "The Hammer" Hammond picked up his first title as a pro with a clear points win over Argentina's Alfredo Rodolfo Blanco in Moree, New South Wales on Saturday night.

The Aussie ace snatched the WBA's vacant Oceania welterweight crown with a calm and cool display over ten rounds.

Blanco, who came in with an impressive 11-1 record, attempted to make things awkward by regularly switching stances, but Hammond never let it affect him and was comfortably in control in most of the rounds.

The victory takes Hammond's record to 10-0 (4 KOs) and sets him up perfectly for further title opportunities in the autumn, including a rescheduled date with world ranked Kazak Roman Zhailauov.

"It feels great to have my first title as a pro and I'm very thankful to the people of my hometown of Moree for the support they showed me," Hammond said.

"He (Blanco) was a tricky opponent who didn't come to lie down, but I think I handled everything he had to won well. I can't wait for my next fight now."

Hammond was cheered on at ringside by his promoter and four-time world champion, Ricky Hatton, who travelled across the globe to see his charge do the business.

Hatton said: "I was very impressed with Cameron again tonight. He's shown that he's more than capable at ten round level against a very tough opponent and never looked like losing.

"This is the first time we've really let him off the leash and he passed the test with flying colours. I think he's just taken a massive step in showing people he's got the capabilities to get to where I think he will, and that's world title level one day."

Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Adonis Stevenson With Vicious Knockout of Williams in Four Adonis Stevenson vs. Thomas Williams: LIVE BScene Scorecard Ruslan Provodnikov Meets With Promoter, Return is Anticipated Eleider Alvarez Beats Robbie Berridge, On Course For Stevenson Frampton’s Promoter: Santa Cruz is Carl’s Toughest Fight Yet Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia Potentially in Early 2017 Adonis Stevenson vs. Thomas Williams - CompuBox Review Photos/Weights: Luis Nery vs. David Sanchez in Tijuana Photos/Weights: Antonio Orozco vs. Lopez, Joseph Diaz vs. Proa Carl Frampton After the Scales: This Was Easy and I Feel Great SHO VP: Wilder vs. Joshua in Late 2017, Could Be Pay-Per-View Photos: Mikey Garcia vs. Rojas Malignaggi-Bracero Battle Ready Photos: Frampton, Santa Cruz Ready For War at Barclays Center Video: Frampton Fans in Force at Weighin For Leo Santa Cruz Antonio Gutierrez vs. Jorge Melendez, LA Fight Club on 9/2 Juan Carlos Camacho Jr. Goes Pro With Miguel Cotto Thomas Williams: TKO Loss To Gabriel Campillo Doesn’t Define Me Chisora Unlikely To Land Whyte, Trying To Get Helenius Rematch Weights From Brooklyn: Santa Cruz 125.4, Frampton 125 Frampton To Santa Cruz: I'll Be The Bigger Man on Fight Night Adrien Broner's Request For Early Release From Jail is Denied Tyson Fury To Take On UKAD Over Drug Test Results Adonis Stevenson-Thomas Williams: Pre-Fight Report Card Lara's Manager on The Possibility of Facing Gennady Golovkin Roach: Me and Pacquiao Remain in Boxing To Get Mayweather Verdejo's Manager Says Flanagan Clash Possible For November Frank Warren on Crawford: Best American in a Long Time Amir Khan: I'd Need 6 Months of MMA Training For McGregor MGM Liverpool Launches, Will Promote October Show Leo Santa Cruz Motivated To Make Frampton Taste First Defeat Dennis Ceylan vs. Ryan Walsh For Euro Crown on October 15 Marquez's Coach: Estrada, Ramirez Best in Mexico - NOT Canelo Nacho Praises Marquez For Rejecting Cotto's Weight Demand Christian Hammer vs. Timur Stark Set For September 17 Wilcox dominant, Miljas impresses at Toronto boxing show Hatton: Gennady Golovkin's Size Will Be Too Much For Brook Juan Manuel Lopez vs. Wilfredo Vazquez on Oct. 1, Puerto Rico Jacobs vs. Mora II, Easter vs. Commey, Kauffman on Sept. 9 Robert Guerrero-Adrien Broner Will Be Targeted, Says Manager Marcos Maidana, Robert Garcia To Sit Down and Discuss Future
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement