Shawn Cameron (10-1-0), a southpaw from Brooklyn, New York will be taking on well-known local, veteran fighter, Delvin Rodriguez (28-8-4) of Danbury, Connecticut in a 10 round Star Boxing main event at Mohegan Sun Casino on Saturday, July 23, 2016. Everyone in the New England area is familiar with Rodriguez but here’s your chance to know more about Cameron and his thoughts on this bout.
Pattee Mak: Thanks so much for this interview. Before we get into your upcoming bout I last seen you at the Aviator in New York back in November, 2015. You fought Chris Galenao (9-0-0) in the main event and lost by UD. Looking back what would you have done differently?
Cameron: Looking back I wouldn't have fought him that night. I was under the weather and I just kept on telling myself, "You can do this" but after the 1st round I barely had anything left. Will brought me through that fight.
Pattee Mak: After that fight, did your trainers tweak anything with your training?
Cameron: We knew what the problem was. We made a few adjustments and kept it moving.
Pattee Mak: Moving forward is the best way to go.
Pattee Mak: In a few weeks you will be facing Rodriguez. He’s been fighting since 1999 and has had more ring experience than you. Why take this fight?
Cameron: Why not? He has more experience and I'm aware of that but honestly, I believe in my ability and that's what the game's about.
Pattee Mak: Do you feel your manager, Vinny Scolpino is moving you in the right direction with this bout?
Cameron: Definitely, Vinny wants what's best for his fighters and that all I could ever ask for.
Pattee Mak: Do you think some are looking at each of your records and already formulating the outcome? What would you like to say to those people?
Cameron: I'm pretty sure they are, but it doesn't bother me, that's the game. The thing is, the fight isn't fought on paper.
Pattee Mak: And that’s the beauty of boxing. Never judge a book by its cover.
Pattee Mak: What’s your game plan going into the ring?
Cameron: Oh come on Patty, I can't tell you all that now lol.
Pattee Mak: Ha ha ha… You know I have to ask.
Pattee Mak: Should I assume this will be your toughest fight to date? If not, who has been?
Cameron: Oh it definitely is.
Pattee Mak: If he comes down to the rounds being close and since you are fighting in his territory, any thoughts/worries about the judge’s decision?
Cameron: Well that's always expected when you're the opponent. I just hope they'll be fair...if needed.
Pattee Mak: Are your fans coming to watch you in Connecticut and are you selling tickets?
Cameron: I have some people coming, they've been asking me for tickets but I've referring them to the Mohegan Sun’s website. [Click Here]
Pattee Mak: Rodriguez likes to throw combinations. What else do you know about him and his style of training?
Cameron: I know he's tough and doesn't mind a scrap. I'm cool with that.
Pattee Mak: How do you rate Rodriguez as a fighter? Moving on up or he’s past his prime?
Cameron: Honestly there's no telling, I'm not trying to overlook this guy. I just need to worry about me and what I'm doing.
Pattee Mak: This is your first time fighting in Connecticut. What would you like to say/share to the boxing fans that haven’t followed your carrier since the amateurs?
Cameron: Just come out and expect a show!!!
Pattee Mak: Thanks again for the interview. I wish you the best of luck on the 23rd.
Cameron: Thank you for your time, I appreciate it.