North Shore Events Centre, Auckland, New Zealand - In a ten round contest for the vacant WBA Pan African heavyweight title, 44-year-old veteran Kali Meehan (42-5, 32KOs) continued his streak of wins with a ten round unanimous decision over Shane Cameron (29-5, 22KOs). The scores were 99-91, 98-92 and 97-94.
Cameron loses his third fight in a row and at 37-years-old he will carefully evaluate his future. Cameron has not won a fight since a July 2012 knockout of Monte Barrett.
Cameron found success at times, with fast combinations and shattering counters, but Meehan's advantages in sheer size, reach and power were too much for the smaller man to overcome. Cameron was starting to show damage by the midway point of the fight, but he was was able to withstand some very hard punches from the bigger man.
Meehan had to stay on point at all times, because every time it appeared that Cameron was ready to go he would suddenly explode with a big shot or a series of punches.
In the tenth and final round, Meehan let it all hang out and tried to put Cameron away. But once again Cameron's chin was able to take the incoming shots and he tried to fire back when Meehan took a breather from his assault. Meehen, despite his age, seemed very fresh at the final bell.