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Cameron, Azeez in action at York Hall in April


Cameron, Azeez in action at York Hall in April

Photo Credit: MTK Global

Cameron, Azeez in action at York Hall in April

IBO world champion Chantelle Cameron is on a quest to push herself to the pinnacle in a rising women’s boxing scene as she prepares to return to action this month.

The Northampton lightweight (8-0, 5 KOs) heads to York Hall on Friday, April 26 to take on Feriche Mashauri (7-3), who lost to fellow MTK Global fighter and Olympian Tasha Jonas in March on the Liam Smith-Sam Eggington card. The fight will be shown on iFL TV which can be seen here.

With unification bouts looming, Cameron is wanting to get on these mega bouts.

Cameron said in a press release: “It’s really exciting that women’s boxing is taking off. It needs big fights and the Claressa Shields vs. Christina Hammer was the first big one for a long time.”

“The ball is rolling for more big women’s fights. It’s great to be a part of it.”

“My aspirations for the rest of the year are simply to have as many fights as possible and challenge a world champion for their belt.”

“I can stay at lightweight or step up to super-lightweight division but either way, I want to win another belt as soon as possible.”

“The younger generation is now looking up to women fighters like me and it’s motivating to think I’m inspiring them as a fighter and a person. It helps me push harder and get results. Hard work and discipline pays off.”

Cameron from the videos and footage I’ve seen of her has been a force and relentless in her attack on opponents. Take a look at this match against Edith Ramos when she stopped her in the third round back in 2017. 

Cameron, who has been mentioned in a much-anticipated matchup with Katie Taylor, is joined on the fight card alongside Kazakh sensation Viktor Kotochigov, Nurtas Azhbenov, and unbeaten London light-heavyweight Dan Azeez.

Azeez (7-0,4 KOs) is back in action on this card after an impressive showing against Stanislav Eschner where he stopped him in the fifth round in February at the same venue. He is an up and coming fighter with a lot of potential. The card will announce more fighters and the opposition for the announced fighters at a later date.

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