The card, headlined by the Commonwealth Title bout between Dunn and Cameron is set to feature some of Australia's top talent- including several regional title fights. Both Czar Amonosot (32-3-3) and Mark 'Bam Bam' Flanagan (20-4) will be competing for a WBA Oceania Title- with Amonsot taking on the undefeated Yutthapol Sudnongbua (23-0) and Flanagan going up against Orlando Antonio Farias (31-15). Victorian light-heavyweight and southpaw Blake Caparello (23-2-1) will also be taking on Bolivian Ricky Torrez (26-7) in a 8 round contest.
In an exclusive interview with Australian Boxing Central, the country's #1 promoter Brian Amatruda and promoter/manager of Zac Dunn, the former world champion Barry Michael, commented on the magnitude of the contest and how they think the fight will eventuate.
How do you see the fight playing out tonight? What type of fight can the fans expect? Do you think Cameron's experience overseas will be the defining factor- or will Dunn's punching power be too much for the Brit to handle?
Michael: "People don’t realise the experience Zac Dunn has. Cameron’s people have been having a dig- saying Zac’s fought no one. He’s had 170 amateur fights. He’s fought all over the world- and lived in Cuba whilst training. In Cameron’s fight with Luke Blackledge, Blackledge was able to pressure him and won the fight pretty well. Zac punches 4 times as hard as Blackledge. I personally think if Zac is on his game, he’ll do a job on him. Zac’s never been stopped in amateurs or pros. If Zac shows up he’ll have Cameron out of there within 8 rounds."
The Commonwealth Super Middleweight Title is a huge belt- with top level guys such as Carl Froch and George Groves holding it in recent years. What opportunities do you see arising for the winner?
Amatruda: "Well, the last bloke to hold it in Melbourne was Rod Carr. It’s a big title. Unlike other ones, we actually won a purse bid for this against Luke Blackledge. He elected to vacate his title and not come and defend it- now he’s fighting Callum Smith. Cameron went 12 rounds with Luke Blackledge and since then has improved dramatically. It’s a 50/50 fight. I think the winner will go onto a bigger fight. A win here will bring attention to Zac. So far, he's sort of flown under the radar but a win here will open up the doors for him. It will bring attention to him on the world stage and give him great exposure in England to some of those big fights that are out there."
To watch Dunn vs Cameron for the Commonwealth Super Middleweight Title, tune in to www.liveboxing.com.au at 7:00pm!
All articles featured on the Australian Boxing Central website are written by Tai Tuiniua, and all interviews are conducted by Mark Franklin, unless stated otherwise.