Chantelle Cameron hopes a profitable defence of her world junior welterweight titles on Saturday units up a megafight towards both Katie Taylor or Kali Reis later this 12 months.
The English boxer will put her WBC and IBF world junior welterweight belts on the road towards combat Victoria Bustos on the O2 Enviornment in London, England, on the identical invoice because the light-heavyweight bout between Joshua Buatsi and Craig Richards.
Cameron (15-0, 8 KOs), 30, is keen to drop down a division to face Taylor, the undisputed world light-weight champion who outpointed Amanda Serrano in a conflict of two of the perfect fighters in ladies’s boxing in April.
Taylor (21-0, 6 KOs), 35, from Eire however based mostly in Connecticut in america, is promoted by Matchroom like Cameron, who earlier this 12 months was linked with a conflict towards American Reis (19-7-1, 5 KOs), 35, from Rhode Island, to resolve the division’s undisputed champion.
Cameron needs to face Taylor, after lacking out on the combat whereas she operated at light-weight.
“I’ve at all times stated I might love that combat with Katie. I used to be her necessary at light-weight, however I used to be pushed apart just a few instances. I by no means secured that combat and to create my very own probabilities within the weight division above as a result of I did not need to stall my very own profession,” Cameron instructed ESPN.
“I like Katie, I feel she’s a legend, however I feel I can beat her due to my type. She is quick and she will be able to field, her footwork is unbelievable and she will be able to field, but when I see her in hassle I might stick it on her and I would not take my foot off the fuel.
“I feel she received the combat towards Amanda, however it was shut and a very good combat. It might have gone both method. Amanda had her in deep trouble in the course of the combat and that exhibits what a very good champion she is Katie, to return again from that and never give in. Katie deserved the choice.
“I do not assume it is Katie — she’s going to combat anybody — so it have to be the group round her that do not fancy the combat with me. I might at all times like to combat her.
“She’s an excellent champion and has achieved quite a bit for girls’s boxing. However in case you are the perfect you need to problem your self towards the perfect. I need to see how good I’m, however they know I am a menace as a result of I’m a giant light-weight, I come ahead, field and am all mistaken for Katie.
“Eddie Hearn has stated just a few instances that I might be preventing the winner of Taylor-Serrano, so let’s examine. Mikaela Mayer is a depraved fighter and if it is smart I’ll combat anybody. If they have a belt I need to take a look at myself.”
Cameron faces Bustos (23-6, 0 KOs), from Argentina, after a combat with Reis fell aside.
“Bustos was an excellent champion and has been in there with all the perfect names and if I overlook her it might be detrimental to my profession and every thing I need to obtain,” Cameron added.
“Every part sooner or later, I am unable to actually take into consideration, however hopefully the combat with Kali will occur. I used to be entered right into a match for undisputed with Kali Reis [WBA and WBO champion] and we have been as a consequence of meet in February/March however Kali has had some well being points and I do not know now if it’ll occur. This title defence is for me to make a press release and hold energetic.”
High of the invoice is an intriguing conflict between light-heavyweight contenders Buatsi (15-0, 13 KOs), 29, the 2016 Olympic bronze medallist, and Richards (17-2-1, 10 KOs), 32, who was crushed by reigning world champion Dmitry Bivol in Might 2021.
Richards misplaced a unanimous determination in a WBA champion Bivol and has the expertise of boxing for a world title over Buatsi, however his south London rival is favoured to win after stopping all however two of his opponents.
Buatsi, who’s educated by Oakland, California-based Virgil Hunter, stated: “I carry myself in a sure method, however after I get within the ring, it is straight violence. In skilled boxing we’re all carrying ourselves in a sure method, however the brakes are off after I’m within the ring. The speaking would not do it, the preventing does.
“I have been within the States since January, so it has been an extended camp, however I hold saying that there is a worth to pay and that’s how I do it.
“I want being within the America, primarily due to the distractions that come from being at dwelling and in your consolation zone.
“After this, it have to be a world title shot. Now we have been saying for some time ‘the following one, the following one’ and I’m prepared. There are nonetheless massive fights on the home scene like Anthony Yarde and Callum Smith, and when the timing is true, I am certain we’ll cross paths.”