Chantelle Cameron Could Be Getting a Title Shot
There is an old school classic phrase that when one door closes, another one opens! This is absolutely true in life and sports.
Undefeated female lightweight fighter Chantelle “Wham Bam Chan” Cameron (11-0, 7KO) is scheduled to return November 9 against an opponent to be named later.
The 28-year old British female boxer currently holds the IBO title. She won both, an eliminator and the vacant WBC silver title by defeating Anisha Basheel back in July. That victory put the IBO champion on a direct path against amateur nemesis and undisputed champion Katie Taylor (14-0, 6KO).
The undisputed champion is moving up to challenge WBO Super lightweight champion Christina Linardatou. However, she hasn’t officially dropped the titles. The WBO has a rule that fighters can’t hold belts in other divisions. Therefore, there is possibility that relinquishing the belts is only a matter of time and if this happen, then an opportunity will be available.
Cameron, who holds the WBC silver title, is in a great situation provided how the scenario plays out.
3kingsboxing asked the hard-punching lightweight, if the opportunity presented itself, would she still prefer to fight the undisputed champion.
“YES!.. I’d rather fight Katie or Delfine [Persoon] for the title.”
Former WBC champion Persoon lost the belt in a hard-fought battle against then-unified champion Taylor back in June.
Undoubtedly, the former WBC champion would jump at the chance without hesitation to recapture the title. Many felt she shouldn’t have lost anyway. This speaks volumes of Cameron’s competitive nature. By naming the former champion, she is certainly not looking to take the easy route.
3kingsboxing will continue to monitor this story for any new developments.
By: Garrisson Bland