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Chantelle Cameron WBC super-lightweight world title defence postponed

Published On Tuesday, March 2, 2021By British Boxing News

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Chantelle Cameron’s WBC super-lightweight world title defence has unfortunately been postponed after she suffered an injury.

Undefeated Cameron (13-0, 7 KOs) was set to make the first defence of her world title against mandatory challenger Melissa Hernandez (23-7-3, 7KOs) on March 20, but the fight is now unable to take place on that date.

'Wham Bam' Chan's 14th opponent known as 'The Shark' was a WBC world featherweight champion back in 2012 but hasn't managed to return to the highest level since then. In her last fight, she ruined an unbeaten prospect's record - Selina Barrios, who was 5-0 at the time. With 33 fights as experience and just one loss in her last five outings, the Miami-based boxer is going to be a difficult first defence for the 29-year-old from from Northampton.

Trained by Jamie Moore and Nigel Travis, Cameron superbly won the title back in October with a dominant victory over Adriana dos Santos Araujo, and also holds victories over the likes of Anahi Ester Sanchez, Anisha Basheel, Jessica Gonzalez and Viviane Obenauf during her career.

“Melissa Hernandez is a former world champion, and I’m sure Jamie Moore and Nigel Travis will tell me what I need to know and the tactics to beat her. She likes to talk a lot, so let’s see if she can back that up.

“I’ll get this mandatory out of the way and then hopefully get the unification next. For now I have to focus on Melissa as she is my next fight, so I’m not looking past her and I can’t wait to fight.

“In 2021 I’m hoping to be as active as possible. I want to be undisputed, and the next step on that journey is Melissa Hernandez.”

A new date for Cameron vs Hernandez will be announced in due course.

BBN would like to wish Chantelle a speedy recovery.

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