Kali Reis Warns Chantelle Cameron
WBA junior welterweight champion Kali “KO Mequinonoag” Reis (18-7-1, 5ko) is going to have her hands full in the upcoming unification against Jessica Camara “The Cobra” Camara (8-2) on November 19. Prior to unified champ Chantelle “Il Capo” Cameron lifting the IBF belt off Mary McGee on October 30, Reis was by far the only fighter in this tournament that has championship experience. She is a former WBC middleweight champion and has fought for championships in multiple divisions.
The Rhode Island fighter has challenged Christiana Hammer twice for the WBO middleweight title, Hanna Gabriels for the WBO junior middleweight title and was part of the HBO debut of then undisputed welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus.
Therefore, she is not intimidated by any means going into the division tournament to crown an undisputed queen. Reis has expressed excitement about the tournament being good for women’s boxing.
“I’m very excited! This is the first time that women’s boxing had like a tournament or a Super Six kind of series like this. So I am really excited to be a part of one of the hottest divisions in women’s boxing right now.”
THE CHAMPION CLAPPED BACK
The WBA champion was in attendance to witness Cameron win the first installment of the tournament. During the post-fight interview, Cameron was asked who she wanted to face next between Reis and Camara. She responded the opponent didn’t matter.
Furthermore, Matchroom Boxing chairman Eddie Hearn said that Cameron is the best fighter of the division. Reis as a commentator to promote her upcoming unification wasted little words in responding to the claims of Hearn and Cameron.
“People still think Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny are real, but you know how that goes. He can have his opinion everybody has their opinions. I know what I have to do and I’m going to step my game up even more.”
“I got to see the prime Chantelle Cameron right there, but she hasn’t seen the prime Kali Reis. If she thinks she is just going to walk through me, she got a rude awakening coming.”
By: Garrisson Bland