WBO Orders Chantelle Cameron to Face Christina Linardatou
Undisputed junior welterweight champion Chantelle “Il Capo” Cameron (17-0, 8KO) will have a short-lived celebration of her victory over undisputed welterweight champion Jessica McCaskill. The WBO has come knocking, requesting that negotiations begin to fight two-time WBO champion Christina “Medusa” Linardatou (14-2, 6KO).
Cameron became undisputed after picking up the last two titles in a match against McCaskill on November 5. Furthermore, she expressed being willing to stage a rematch for McCaskill’s belts at welterweight.
THE WBO HAS ORDERED A MANDATORY
It appears the WBO may have something to say about that with their recent ordering. According to the organization, both parties’ promotional teams received letters informing them of the decision.
“Please be advised that the parties herein are granted 30 days upon issuing this order to commence negotiations for the subject matter bout and reach an agreement. If an agreement is not reached within the time prescribed, purse bid proceedings will be ordered according to the WBO Regulations of World Championship Contest.”
Medusa was originally part of the tournament to crown an undisputed champion. However, she had to pull out after discovering she was pregnant in 2021.
Linardatou won the vacant WBO title by defeating Prisca Vicot in 2020. She returned to the ring against Aleksandra Vujovic on July 27 after sitting on the sideline for over two years. Her only two losses came at the hands of former WBC lightweight champion Delfine Persoon and undisputed champion Katie Taylor.
The former WBO champion has expressed wanting to fight Cameron in the past. Adding a shot at undisputed to her wish is undoubtedly an exciting turn of events for Linardatou.
By: Garrisson Bland