Team Cameron: Monte Barrett Has Priced Himself Out
by Chris LaBate
As previously reported, cruiserweight Shane Cameron is pursuing a fight with heavyweight contender Monte Barrett. Cameron is willing to move back to heavyweight for a chance to accomplish something that his arch-rival, David Tua, was unable to do - beat Barrett. Tua knocked Cameron out in two rounds in 2009. After the loss, Cameron dropped down to Tua. Barrett fought Tua to a controversial draw in 2010 and won a unanimous decision in their recent rematch.
According to Cameron's manager Ken Reinsfield, an offer of $100,000 plus a share of television sales was offered to Barrett, but the heavyweight veteran reportedly countered with a demand for $200,000, an amount of money that Cameron's team is not going to match. Reinsfield believes Barrett was paid "around $80,000" for the Tua rematch.
[QUOTE=Grinderman;11076149]This site also often just prints press releases as articles without identifying them as such, which is also confusing to the reader, who often mistakes them for objective stories from a journalist. I've seen that happen often here. It's a…Comment by Grinderman on 09-03-2011
[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;11076044]Do some research before you make accusations. The information was sent out in a press release from a member of Cameron's team or his promoter. At least our writer shaked it up a bit, while the NZ writer appears to…Comment by Grinderman on 09-03-2011
[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;11076044]Do some research before you make accusations. The information was sent out in a press release from a member of Cameron's team or his promoter. At least our writer shaked it up a bit, while the NZ writer appears to…Comment by Trapped Bird on 09-03-2011
This ruins my weekend.Comment by BIGPOPPAPUMP on 09-03-2011
[QUOTE=Grinderman;11075805]This article is cribbed from a NZ paper's website and it gives the false impression that the negotiation is over, which isn't the impression the original article gives: [url]http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/5558379/Shane-Cameron-tries-to-tempt-Barrett[/url] The real question is why is Chris LaBate putting his name…Post a Comment - View More User Comments (12)