Cameron Ray “Bam Bam” Burroughs (1-0, 1 KO), a native of Texas living in Friendswood, a Houston suburb is living his dream in the world of boxing. The soon to be 22-year-old has dedicated himself to the sweet science and plans on becoming a world champion someday.
Burroughs has not been fighting that long, he only had one win and five losses in his short amateur career. But that all changed when Burroughs decided he wanted to box professionally and sought the help of Howard Mena and his team at Mena’s Boxing Gym in Houston last December.
Mena quickly realized the talent in Burroughs and began working with him. Burroughs fights as a middleweight and is blessed with extreme boxing skills. He is dedicated both physically and mentally and is in great shape.
Last weekend, Burroughs made his debut as a pro on the undercard of an event presented by G & M Promotions at the Arabia Shrine Center in Houston, defeating Brandon McDuffy by knockout, who was also making his debut as a pro.
Burroughs made his statement early in round 1, finding a nice range to trade punches with McDuffy. As McDuffy began to throw a barrage of punches, Burroughs displayed a beautiful tactic that many fighters lack, that being defense.
Remaining patient, Burroughs quickly found an opening and landed a blistering left that dropped McDuffy for a taste of the canvas, ending the fight and giving him the knockout win in round 1.
What is impressive about Cameron Ray Burroughs besides his boxing skill, is his heavy-handed punches. His movement and ability to find a range will serve him well, a solid jab and great at cutting off the ring are other tools this kid uses.
For Burroughs, his future looks bright and should be on your boxing radar. He is surrounded and guided by a solid team. His corner consist of three top notch individuals who live and breathe all things boxing. Howard Mena has been in boxing a long time, he has worked with some boxing big name boxing notables, and briefly fought as a professional. His Marine background is the base and he teaches not only boxing skills but dedication and hard work as well, Mena has a gift bringing out the best in a fighter. Also, working in Burroughs corner, Joe Rodriguez and former Texas State welterweight champion Ricky Stoner. Both Rodriguez and Stoner put in countless hours of dedication with many fighters at Mena’s Boxing Gym.
Although Burroughs has yet to he truly tested as a fighter in regards to stamina and taking a punch, his knockout win over Brandon McDuffy last weekend may be a sign that will not be a problem.
Burroughs says his favorite fighter is James Toney. If you get a chance to watch him fight, the style of James Toney is evident in Burroughs both in size and style. We could see Burroughs back in the ring later this month, plans and negotiations are underway for a possible date of April 30.