Scunthorpe boxer Cameron Stevenson has sights firmly set on title fight
CONFIDENT Cameron Stevenson has made earning himself a title fight one of his top targets for 2013.
The Scunthorpe welterweight enjoyed a hugely-successful 2012, winning all four of his fights, meaning he still boasts a 100 per cent record in the ring since turning pro in December 2011.
The next 12 months already promise to comprise a big year in the 21-year-old's life, as he is due to graduate from a sports coaching and performance degree at Hull University in the summer.
After that, the St Paul's Academy fighter will turn his attentions solely to boxing – which he hopes will lead to reaching another of his goals.
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"I'm in my last year of uni now, so I'll be graduating before I know it," said Stevenson, who spent time sparring with St Paul's club mate and Olympic gold medallist Luke Campbell during the festive period.
"It would be nice to focus solely on boxing for a few months after uni and hopefully that's when I'll be in contention for a few title fights.
"I'd take one tomorrow if I got offered one, so it's just about keeping myself ready for one.
"The longer I am pro the more chance of a title fight I've got. With a year out of the way now, it should be just a matter of time."
Although a title fight remains a big aim for Stevenson, he is down-to-earth enough to insist there is 'no rush' to make such an occasion happen.
Maintaining his own development is the most important thing for the former Frederick Gough pupil, who beat tough Slovakian Ivan Gondor in his last bout in Goole during November.
"The way British boxing is structured, no-one really looks at an individual title unless they're being built up for the Olympics," added Stevenson.
"I'm one of the youngest in my category, but I'm not far off building up into title fight contention.
"It depends what I do in the next year, but that knockout (against Charlie Thompson last March) put me straight up the rankings. It would be great to produce another performance like that.
"I'd love to win titles, obviously. But I'm interested in my own development as well and a title comes with that.
"I've just got to enjoy fighting the fights I'm presented with and equally hope I'm getting as much support as possible."