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Deion Jumah – the new English king

Deion Jumah halts Wadi Camacho at York Hall
Deion Jumah
Unknown Boxers
Bethnal Green • September 7

HAVING talked the talk, Deion Jumah delivered – flooring and halting gallant Wadi Camacho in five rounds to take the vacant English cruiserweight title at York Hall.

A southpaw left counter to the head put Camacho down. He was up at about “six,” but still unsteady – and referee Marcus McDonnell completed the compulsory eight-count and waved it off after 2-08 of the fifth (scheduled for 10).

Both took the ring mic afterwards – Jumah (Chelsea) to praise his opponent and announce: “I want some big fights – soon!” Camacho (Canning Town) was equally gracious to his conqueror – and then announced, to warm applause, that he was retiring (though he hoped to stay involved, helping young boxers). He leaves having won Commonwealth and Southern Area belts (as well as Prizefighter), and always given good value.