Adriana Dos Santos Araujo Misses Weight Ahead Of Showdown Against Chantelle Cameron
Whether it’s the men or the women, regardless of what division (except for the heavyweights) fighters continue to have problems making weight during a weigh-in. The latest example took place on October 3 in Keynes, England for the upcoming fight between Chantelle Cameron (12-0, 7 KOs) and Adriana Dos Santos Araujo (6-0, 1 KO), set to take place on October 4 for the vacant WBC Women’s World Super-Lightweight title at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes, England.
While Cameron successfully made it under the 140-pound weight limit, comfortably hitting the scales at 137.75 pounds, that can not be said for her opponent. Dos Santos did not merely miss weight, she came in at a shocking 145.75 pounds; nearly six pounds over the super lightweight limit!
Because of her negligence, that means the 38-year-old Sao Paulo, Brazil will be unable to capture a belt should she have her hand raised in victory. A win for Cameron on the other hand means she becomes the new world champ while a loss means the WBC world belt remains vacant.
UNFAZED AND READY TO WIN
As for Cameron, the 29-year-old from Northamptonshire, England seems unfazed. As she told Sky Sports, her sole focus remains the same.
“It doesn’t change my mindset that she is heavy. She wasn’t ready. I will win the title anyway, so it doesn’t matter to me.
I’ve been sparring heavier girls for the whole camp. She will be slower, I will be sharper. I will be smart. My tactics will change now. I won’t take silly shots because she is a heavier girl.”
Given that most experts felt it would have been difficult enough for the Brazilian to win on enemy territory to begin with, coming in this grossly overweight will not help her chances at all against a Cameron hungry to become a world champion.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.