Cameron wins WBC super lightweight title in style
After a ten round bludgeoning, Chantelle “II Capo” Cameron (13-0, 7 KO’s) defeated Adriana “Pitbull” dos Santos Araujo (6-1, 1 KO) by way of unanimous decision. With the win, Cameron picked up the vacant WBC super lightweight title that was recently vacated by the now undisputed welterweight world champion Jessica “Caskilla” McCaskill (9-2, 3 KO’s).
Had she won, Araujo would have been unable to claim the title due to missing weight by a whooping five pounds. In the end, it became a moot issue given that she put in one abysmal performance. The prizefight stood as Cameron’s first attempt at a world title.
COMPLETE AND TOTAL DOMINATION
Once in the ring, it was immediately apparent that Cameron was the much faster and more mobile fighter. Right from the start she chose to use the entirety of the huge ring they fought in. Far from running, II Capo popped Araujo in the face with near constant jabs and straight rights.
Unable to set her feet, Pitbull could do little else than follow her opponent around in plodding fashion and eat punches. Even worse, Araujo was having quite a bit of difficulty with her ring attire. In fact, she spent a great deal more time adjusting her trunks and the strap on her top than she did landing any effective offense. By the third round, Cameron had added a steady amount of thumping body shots to her arsenal.
II Capo enjoyed her best round of the night in the seventh period. Rather than using her fleet feet, she opted to hold her ground and concentrate on landing in volume. As a result, Cameron completely battered Araujo for the whole two minute period. To add insult to injury, even while making herself more available for return fire, Pitbull was incapable of scoring any notable offensive punches.
When the scorecards were read, Cameron won an unsurprising shutout victory on all three of the judges’ cards.
By: Bakari Simpson