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Camacho and Simmons steal the show at press conference

09:58 26 June 2014

Wadi Camacho has his say (Picture by Danny Lawson/PA Wire)

Wadi Camacho has his say (Picture by Danny Lawson/PA Wire)

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Fight pair go face to face in Glasgow

Wadi Camacho and Stephen Simmons renewed their rivalry and stole the show at yesterday’s pre-fight press conference ahead of Friday night’s bill at the Braehead Arena in Glasgow, live on Sky Sports.

Simmons defends his WBC International Silver Cruiserweight title against Camacho, but with their bitter feud simmering for months now, it’s the personal bragging rights that both men are eager to seize come fight night.

Promoter Eddie Hearn allowed headline star Ricky Burns and Commonwealth and British light-welterweight foes Willie Limond and Curtis Woodhouse to speak first at the packed press conference before turning to the grudge match.

As Hearn passed over to the challenger from London, Simmons picked up his chair and sat right opposite Camacho to look him in the eye before taking a microphone and telling Camacho how the fight was going to pan out.

There was plenty of tension, but no pushing or shoving and once the atmosphere had cooled, Simmons said that Camacho was not in his league and will be found wanting in the cauldron atmosphere.

“It’s simple – he’s stepped up twice and been beaten twice, and I’ll make it three out of three on Friday,” said Camacho. “He says that I am going to smell the canvas – well I never have and he has, and he will again on Friday. Little loud mouth is going to get taught a major lesson and he’s going to be flat on his back.

“My emotions are in check, I am in a happy place, I got married a few weeks ago and that was amazing and the camp has been fantastic. I have been laughing every day because everything this guy says is nonsense. My trainer Danny Vaughan has got the perfect plan for me and I am solely focused on that, he’s going to have to handle me and the hostile crowd, and I don’t think he can.”

■ Tickets are on sale priced £40, £60 and £100 on 0844 499 1700, at braehead-arena.co.uk and in person from the Braehead Arena on Thursdays from 12pm-9pm, Fridays from 12pm-5pm and Saturday from 10am-2pm.

VIP tickets priced at £200 are available exclusively from Matchroom Boxing on 01277 359900 and at matchroomboxing.com

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