‘People know I’m a massive threat’ – Chantelle Cameron claims fans want to see her test Taylor

Undefeated lightweight contender Chantelle Cameron [11(7)-0] claims people are calling for a showdown between herself and Katie Taylor [14(6)-0] because they know she is one of a few boxers in the world that can defeat the undisputed world champion.

The former Team GB star and Cyclone fighter became mandatory for one of the Bray natives four lightweight titles having breezed past Commonwealth super featherweight champion Anisha Basheel in Brentwood in July.

The WBC #1 suggests such was her performance that night there has been increased calls for her to fight the trendsetting fighter.

Indeed, the Jamie Moore-trained fighter believes people are now aware she is a ‘massive threat’ to Taylor’s dominance and want to see the duo trade leather as a result.

“After that performance, a lot of people saw that I have a bit of everything – I can box or fight and I have speed, power and good footwork. People now know I’m a massive threat to Katie Taylor,” Cameron said.

“I’m one of the only females that can beat her and take her belts. It’s good people are talking about it so much because I want that fight to be made. It’d be a shame if it didn’t happen – it’d be great for women’s boxing.”

Team Taylor won’t be too upset to hear Cameron’s comments. They have called for potential foes to play their part in building future fights – and the British fighter seems to be doing just that.

However, Carl Frampton and Steven Ward’s gym mate isn’t on the immediate radar – and despite being a possible big name foe she may have to wait her turn.

A move to light welterweight and a bout with WBO belt holder Christina Linardatou  looks most likely for November.

That would then open the potential for a second undisputed fight with Jessica McCaskill, while Amanda Serrano looks certain to happen relatively soon and that’s without fitting in the Delfine Persoon rematch. 

 

Jonny Stapleton

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