Matchroom Boxing Signs Top Contender Chantelle Cameron
A top contender in boxing’s lightweight division is one step closer to facing the best fighters in the world. Matchroom Boxing announced that they have signed Chantelle Cameron to a multi-fight deal.
“I’m delighted to welcome Chantelle Cameron to the team,” said Eddie Hearn. “I’ve been watching her closely over the last couple of years and she’s a huge talent – exciting, relentless and punches very hard. I believe she is going to go on and become a multi-weight World Champion.”
The 29-year-old Cameron (12-0) was a top amateur star before making her professional debut in 2017. A super-featherweight at the time, Cameron won the IBO Inter-Continental Super-Featherweight Title in her fourth fight. She would then win the IBO Lightweight Title in 2017, beating Viviane Obenauf. Cameron would end up moving up in weight to face two-weight champion Anahi Ester Sanchez. The Northhampton native has seven wins via knockout.
Cameron is considered one of the top contenders within the lightweight division. She earned her shot by beating Anisha Basheel. The opportunities are there for her to face WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring Lightweight Champion Katie Taylor or WBA and WBC Super-Lightweight Champion Jessica McCaskill. When Taylor’s fight with Amanda Serrano was nixed, Cameron was the first to offer her services. Now she must wait for the winner of Taylor v. Delfine Persoon II.
“Matchroom and Sky are a huge platform,” said Cameron. “It’s always been in my sights and I’ve not had the chance until now to link-up, I can’t wait to get going. Day by day under Jamie and Nigel I’m improving but I’m still not the finished article. This time has allowed me to work in different areas I probably wouldn’t have focused on in proper training camp.”
Both Taylor and Cameron have a history with one another. After earning silver during the 2010 EU Championships, Cameron lost to Taylor the next year in the semi-finals. As result, she earned bronze while Taylor would end up winning the gold medal. She is now one step closer to avenging her loss.
“Before my first pro fight people were asking me to fight Katie,” Cameron went on to say. “I’m a massive fan, she’s a legend and I look up to her but at the same time I’m her Mandatory and I want that fight. That being said, I don’t want to be hanging around waiting – it could be years away, she has a fight lined up and is also talking about other fights.”
According to Matchroom, Cameron’s next fight will be for a world title. It is unknown who she will face as both Taylor and McCaskill are preoccupied. Stay tuned as more information should be revealed.