British title hopeful Wadi Camacho feels stronger and focused
By Adam Norman: Twitter @SkySportsNorm. Last Updated: 05/10/13 4:23pm
Wadi Camacho and Tony Conquest face off (Pic by Lawrence Lustig)
Wadi Camacho will be looking to continue his rise through the domestic cruiserweight ranks when he takes on Tony Conquest in a final eliminator for the British title.
Camacho put a surprise defeat to China Clarke behind him to capture the Prizefighter trophy earlier this year, moving him right back in the mix.
That impressive performance set tongues wagging but Camacho could need a career-best effort to best a rejuvenated Conquest at the O2 Arena.
"Prizefighter was amazing, after the defeat I had before I wanted to show everybody what a quality boxer I am," he told Sky Sports.
"To do it front of my family and friends, York Hall is just round the corner from my house so it was fantastic."
Camacho admitted the loss to Clarke was a big wake-up call.
"It was a situation where my head wasn't into the fight, I was busy promoting, and other stuff that I shouldn't be doing," he added.
"It's made me a stronger fighter and more focused, and I've come back with Prizefighter and another win in Bolton which was great.
"I'm a completely different fighter now and you are going to see something else, once I land my shots he's going to feel the power.
"Since I moved to Don Charles I felt like I was a professional boxer, and now I spar with the best and doing that you perform the best."
Conquest is a renowned puncher but Camacho insists it is his opponent who will need to adapt to come away with the win.
"I just make sure I concentrate on my own ability, I just focus on what I need to do to beat the other fighter," he added. "It's them that should try to beat me, I'm a very awkward southpaw and a big guy.
"I love what I do and I'm a very difficult guy to fight against. The cruiserweight division is wide open and it's time for me to make a big noise. October 5 you'll see a massive noise to all the cruiserweights. "