Eddie Hearn and Lou Dibella negotiate a female junior welterweight undisputed tournament
Women’s boxing is getting another big boost. DAZN promoter Eddie Hearn and Lou DiBella of DiBella Entertainment have successfully negotiated a tournament that will crown an undisputed junior welterweight champion.
There are three undisputed female champions. Katie “KT” Taylor rules the lightweight division, Jessica McCaskill sits atop the welterweight division, and Claressa “T-Rex” Shields captured undisputed in both, the junior middleweight and middleweight divisions. However, the boxing community will get to witness a fourth, as DAZN will be showcasing three championship match-ups that will crown one true queen of the division in the final fight.
INTRODUCING ALL THE PARTICIPANTS
It is going to be a groundbreaking event, and all the champions are excited. First up is Dibella fighter and IBF Champion Mary McGee (27-3, 15ko). She is the tournament’s longest reigning champion, winning the vacant title back in 2019 against former unified champion Ana Laura Esteche. McGee is scheduled to face WBC champion Chantelle “ll Capo” Cameron (14-0, 8ko) on October 30. Cameron defeated Adriana dos Santos Araujo to grab the vacant title back in October 2020. Furthermore, she will have a home-field advantage fighting in the United Kingdom at the O2 Arena.
3kingsboxing has interviewed Cameron on several occasions, and she has stated what is her main goal.
“Getting all those belts.”
The next unification will feature WBA champion Kali “KO Mequinonoag” Reis (18-7-1, 5ko) facing Jessica “The Cobra” Camara. The vacant WBO title will be added to the fight as a bonus. There will be an official announcement of the date and venue later.
Christina Linardatou was previously the WBO champion. For some reason, she is no longer the holder of the belt. Camara will be replacing the former champion, and she is coming off a career-high victory beating former featherweight champion Heather “The Heat” Hardy back on May 14.
Reis is coming into the tournament having fought the sturdier competition in the sport. This gives her an advantage in experience going into the tournament. She has shared the ring with former undisputed champion Christina Hammer, Tori Nelson, Mikaela Lauren, and former undisputed champion Cecilia Braekhus.
All the fighters retweeted the poster with their names on it. Cameron posted on being focused on the upcoming unification, and McGee expressed excitement about the tournament.
By: Garrisson Bland