Shane Cameron was born in Wellington and raised in Tiniroto, a small farming community on the East Coast of the North Island. Already somewhat of a Mountain Warrior even then, growing up he spent all his spare time outside with his brothers hunting and exploring.
Working on sheep stations in his teens, boxing wasn’t an option until Shane travelled to the UK on his OE. At the age of 20, inspired by his grandfather, Shane had his first boxing session and immediately knew it was the sport for him; The Mountain Warrior was born.
Shane made a respectful name for himself in the world of boxing in such a short career. On returning home from the UK in 2001 Shane made the New Zealand team, and was awarded captaincy. During that year he won the NZ heavyweight title and the Jameson belt for the most scientific boxer of the tournament, the first heavyweight to win the title in 74 years and went on to win a bronze medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester.
Shane moved up the ranks rapidly and over a 10 year period he became internationally renowned as an explosive and exciting fighter, working his way up to number 6 in the world rankings, fighting in America, Australia and New Zealand. Most recently he fought David Tua in New Zealand's 'Fight of the Century'. The ill-fated outcome hasn’t deterred Shane and his team at all; they are using the lessons learned in that fight as motivation and drive to plan his comeback fight in 2010.
During his down time you will find Shane supporting local boxing clubs and events throughout the country. He is a dinner and motivational speaker at corporate, community and charity events and he has also had a number of appearances on NZ television shows such as Pulp Sport, Code, Close Up, Country Calendar, Sports Café, Game of 2 halves, and a cameo role on Shortland Street. Shane’s unfaltering courage, positivity and perseverance are just a few things that make him a good role model. He has a whanau first approach to life and takes pride in helping and developing friends and family in any way he can. To that end he spends a lot of time at schools and tertiary institutions promoting physical activity and the importance of setting goals, self motivation and determination to reach your dreams
1999 - 2001 Started boxing in England ranked # 3
2001 New Zealand Heavyweight title, also winning the Jameson belt for most scientific boxer of the tournament, first heavyweight to win it in 74 years.
2002 Won Bronze Medal at Manchester Commonwealth Games.
2002 Turned Pro
2006 IBF 'Pan Pacific' Fight of the year against Roger Izonritei
2006 New Zealand fight of the year against Nigerian Roger Izonritei
2008 WBO 'Oriental' fight of the year against American Terry Smith.
2009 New Zealand Fight of the century against David Tua
2009 Ranked as high # 6 in the world
2009 Currently hold the IBF Pan Pacific title and the WBA Pan African title
Fight Record - 25 fights 23 wins 20 wins by Knockout.