Chantelle Cameron Unifies Titles in Exciting Bout Against Mary McGee
A huge women’s junior welterweight unification bout will take place on October 30 at the O2 Arena in London. WBC champion Chantelle “Il Capo” Cameron (14-0, 8KOs) puts her coveted green belt and undefeated record on the line against IBF champion Mary “Merciless” McGee (27-3, 15KOs).
Cameron, the favorite in this fight, won her title in her first opportunity by a dominating unanimous decision over Adriana dos Santos Araujo in October of 2020. She has made one defense of her title, stopping Melissa Hernandez in five rounds back in May.
Conversely for McGee, she would come up short against Erica Anabella Farias, losing a unanimous decision in her first world title fight. Prior to that defeat to Farias, she would lose to Holly Holm by unanimous decision as well. However, the Gary, Indiana native has bounced back nicely, reeling off seven consecutive wins. During this win streak, she claimed the vacant IBF title by stopping Ana Laura Esteche in ten rounds in December of 2019.
This bout serves as the first of a four-woman tournament to determine a undisputed women’s junior welterweight champion. WBA champion Kali Reis will defend her title against Jessica Camara on November 19. Also at stake will be the vacant WBO title. The winners of both bouts will move on the face-off for all of the belts in 2022.
ALL ABOUT THAT ACTION!
The first two rounds of this unification bout were fought at a hellacious pace! So much so that both women would forgo technique and fundamentals, and simply duke it out! As the fight went on, it was clear that Cameron was in tiptop shape and that McGee’s footwork and head movement was non-existent. Even through all of that, it didn’t prohibit her from having success of her own. But the middle rounds were all Cameron who’s pressure, punch output and aggression often stymied the IBF champion.
Round 8 was simply action-packed! Going down into the championship rounds, both women were tasked with “who wants it more”. The two women would stand toe-to-toe, squared-up throwing bombs! Not giving an inch, the two ladies had the crowd on their feet going wild!
At the end, it was clearly a win for Chantelle Cameron as she was announced the winner by a unanimous decision. The scores were 100-90, 99-91, 99-92. With the win, she’s now the ring magazine, WBC, and IBF unified junior welterweight champion.
Afterwards, Cameron was asked who she would prefer to fight, Kali Reis or Jessica Camara, who fight on November 19. She responded saying the following:
“It don’t matter to me, I’m taking the belts anyway.”
By: Jerrell Fletcher