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Young boxing pro enjoys early success
by Maurice Dixon
July 15, 2014 02:12 PM | 1265 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staff / Maurice Dixon<br>Featherweight boxer Cameron Springer had a 53-7 record as an amateur.
Staff / Maurice Dixon
Featherweight boxer Cameron Springer had a 53-7 record as an amateur.
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Cameron Springer is still writing the script for his first year as a professional boxer but the results have been good so far.

Springer, a featherweight boxer at 123 pounds, has a 3-0 record with two knockouts. In November, Springer left the amateur ranks, in which he earned a 53-7 record with 32 knockouts and a No. 7 ranking in the country.

“I look at weaknesses and flaws before I go out there and execute,” Springer said. “You have to fight each person differently. Some people you have to fight from the outside. Some people you have to bring it to them.

“So it just all depends on what the fighters’ weaknesses are. It’s not based on what I want to do. It’s based on what he’s doing and I have to do the opposite of that. If he’s fighting, I box. If he’s boxing, I’m fighting.”

Springer followed this game plan perfectly in a technical knockout win against Myron Hill last month.

“He kept ducking his head low so it was eliminating my straight shots,” Springer said. “So what do good fighters do? You make adjustments. So I started going to the body and breaking his body down. I knocked him down like five times and eventually got him out of there in the third round.”

Springer was scheduled to fight Saturday in Tennessee but results were unavailable at deadline. He said he would like to be 10-0 by the end of the year and his next opponent could be an undefeated fighter.

When he is not officially competing, Springer spends most of his time training at the Paul Murphy Boxing Club in Doraville with Bert Wells.

“The gym was right up the street,” Springer said. “I started going and fell in love with it. I got a good trainer here and foundation with ‘Sugar’ Bert.”

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