Chantelle Cameron is confident in her abilities going into a unification fight with Mary McGee
Fighters need to maintain the fighter’s mentally, meaning one should not entertain the thought of defeat. They need to believe they are the best and express confidence in being victorious at all times. This is why WBC junior welterweight champion Chantelle “Il Capo” Cameron (14-0, 8ko) is confident going into the upcoming match-up with IBF champion Mary “Merciless” McGee (27-3, 15ko).
Boxing fans went into a frenzy with recent news by DAZN promoter Eddie Hearn and Dibella Entertainment boss Lou Dibella of a junior welterweight tournament to crown women’s boxing fourth undisputed champion. All the participants should be applauded for their willingness to add to the legacy of the sport.
The first fight announced is a unification bout featuring Il Capo and Merciless, set to put their titles on the line at the O2 arena live on DAZN on October 30. These two champions understand what is at stake, and both are coming into this fight looking to win. However, like the TV show Highlander, there can be only one.
BOTH CHAMPIONS SHOWING THE FIGHTERS MENTALITY
McGee is already showing the fighter’s mentality and confidence to walk away with the belts. During an interview with 3kingsboxing affiliate Pep Talk UK, the IBF champion from Gary, Indiana made it clear nobody is above her.
“She’s one of the best fighters in my weight class, but I don’t really rate any fighters above me.”
This author has no problem with that statement at all. With that being said, the undefeated WBC champion will feel evenly confident in walking away as a unified champion. On several occasions, Cameron has expressed that her goal is to become undisputed. It should not surprise anyone that she quickly jumped at the opportunity to enter the tournament. 3kingsboxing was able to catch up with the champion in regards to the upcoming fight
“I am better in all the departments, I am a better fighter. She may be more experienced in the pro game, but I am a more experienced amateur. To be fair, she has a lot more experience than me, but also when she’s boxed good opposition, she’s lost. To me, that just says she losses to good opposition, and I know I am a good opponent.”
Of course, McGee may feel differently about that, being the longest reigning champion in the division. However, Cameron made it clear there is no disrespect, but that is the name of the game.
“It’s the fight game! She is a good, tough champion, but she has lost to good opponents. I am a good opponent, so I am going in there confident I am going to get the win, and that is not being disrespectful.”
By: Garrisson Bland