Chantelle Cameron is eyeing a path to undisputed at 140
WBC Junior Welterweight champion Chantelle “Il Capo” Cameron (14-0, 8ko) successfully defended the title against former WBC featherweight champion Melissa “The Hurricane Shark” Hernandez (23-8-3, 7ko). She is now ready to go after the other champions in the division for unification.
Il Capo has been saying she wants all those belts. During an interview with 3kingsboxing, Cameron made clear her desire to go after the other champions in the division. Furthermore, she is not too keen on the topic of a bout with amateur rival undisputed lightweight champion Katie Taylor.
“Everybody talks about that fight, but I don’t see it happening, and I am focused on people that are in front of me.”
During an interview with iFL TV, the WBC champion doubled down on wanting to fight any of the champions. She believes she has proven that she is ready and up for the journey towards undisputed.
“I feel like I’ve proven myself now and it’s like, what else can I do? Give me a champion, give me a champion. I just feel like I’ve got my chance now to get me the world champions and let people see what I can really do.”
When asked if she wanted to be undisputed, Il Capo answered quickly.
“The dream is undisputed.”
CHANTELLE CAMERON’S PATH TO UNDISPUTED
Looking at the other champions in the division, the path to undisputed can create some good fights for the WBC champion. There is two-time WBO champion Christina “Medusa” Linardatou (13-2, 6ko). She has shared the ring with former champion Delfine Persoon and undisputed lightweight champion Taylor.
WBA champion Kali “K.O. Mequinonoag” Reis (17-7-1, 5ko) is a formidable champion. She also won the WBC Middleweight crown after defeating Maricela Cornejo for the vacant title in April 2016. She has competed against more world champions than any of her counterpart divisional champions. Ries has bounced around several different divisions challenging champions like Tori Nelson, Mikaela Lauren, Hanna Gabriels, Christina Hammer, and Cecilia Braekhus.
Another good fight is with IBF champion Mary “Merciless” McGee (27-3-1, 15ko). She has been fighting since 2005, and is currently the longest-reigning champion in the division after defeating Ana Laura Esteche in December 2019. Moreover, she has been in the ring with veteran champions Holly Holm and Erica Farias. In addition, McGee was in attendance at Cameron’s fight against Hernandez and has made it clear she wants that fight next.
Chantelle Cameron has plenty of options. Although, with all of the other champions having more in-ring experience, the path to undisputed will not be easy. However, it should provide the boxing community with some fan-friendly action.
By: Garrisson Bland