Jenman handed title redemption with Commonwealth shot

Nick Jenman (left)
Nick Jenman (left)

Brighton and Hove boxer Nick Jenman receives a second chance at title glory as he challenges for the Commonwealth middleweight title on Saturday.

The 32-year-old challenges Liam Cameron in Sheffield this weekend and it comes just two weeks after Jenman lost out to Andrew Robinson for the IBO Continental middleweight title at the Genting Arena in Birmingham.

Jenman was on the receiving end of a disputed majority decision loss to Robinson, with the Brighton man revealing this fight is a ‘second chance’ to put the result right.

He said: “I’m speechless, really. Don’t get me wrong, I’m excited to box for the title, I think everyone would like to fight for it.

“It is a second chance, a lot of people say when they challenge for titles if they don’t succeed they’ll call it a day and a lot of people thought that is how I would be after my fight. Do they really think I’m going to retire because of one loss? This is obviously a big opportunity and he’s a good kid but it’s another fight no one expects me to win. I’m going there to do a job and cause an upset and get back on top.”

Jenman’s opponent twice failed in challenging for the Commonwealth title however on the third attempt Cameron defeated Sam Sheedy for the title in October but he has not fought since.

This will be Cameron’s first defence of the strap and the Yorkshireman boasts a record of 20 wins and five defeats campaigning in the middleweight and super-middleweight divisions, with the champion having never been stopped.

Jenman said: “I know he’s a good fighter but from what I’ve been told from other pros is just to put the pressure on like before, get the early rounds in and start fast.

“He’s never been stopped before. After what happened in my last fight, I’ve been told a lot that I can’t leave it down to the judges but he’s a tough kid so you have to give that to him.

“If I beat him it gives me a chance to win such a great title and I’ll be ranked sixth in the UK which then gives me even more opportunities.”

Defeat last month ended a run of four straight wins for Jenman, who has lost just twice in 14 bouts.

The middleweight contender added he is hoping to put in a good performance and a good show for the fans.