Chantelle Cameron is once again loving life inside the ring as she prepares to stay active and fight at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow this weekend.
Cameron (9-0, 6 KOs) has a warm-up bout on Saturday’s World Boxing Super Series undercard, before facing Anisha Basheel in a final eliminator for the WBC lightweight title at York Hall next month, and she’s excited to have a quick turnaround.
Cameron said: “This momentum I’m gaining is unreal. This is the busiest I’ve ever been. I’ve never had a fight straight off the back of another fight.
“I boxed at York Hall then I’m straight back into camp and before I know it, it’s fight week again. I’ve done all the hard work so it’s just about fine-tuning so I’m in great form as well.
“I’m going to go in there with the same attitude as any fight. If I don’t beat who’s in front of me then I won’t be as good as I think or a lot of people think. Then Basheel is next. We’ve already been practising new things and I feel confident.
“I’ve got to get this fight out the way and then it’s back to work on Basheel. Hopefully there’ll be some similarities between the two. I’m already sparring replicas of Basheel. That’s the big fight.
“Since being with MTK Global, my profile was being recognised before I’d even boxed. Nobody knew much about me before and now I’ve boxed, I’ve got more followers and fans. That’s good to me – I enjoy having more people watching me.
My main focus is always boxing though. I don’t really care about the spotlight. I’m all about boxing and winning. It’s great to be back fighting again and being kept busy.
“I’m used to having a two or three month block of not being in camp but I’ve always wanted to be busy. I think being busy will mean my performances will be on top form. Having big breaks did me no good. It’s great to have two fights back-to-back. I’m straight back into camp.”
Several of Cameron’s MTK Global team-mates are also on the card, including Lee McGregor, Tommy Philburn and Reece McFadden.
Five WBF Regional Title Fights Scheduled For June
Five World Boxing Federation (WBF) regional championship fights are currently scheduled for the month of June 2019, taking place in Mexico, Japan and China.
It all kicks off on June 7 in Mexico, when 20-year-old undefeated local favourite Esteban “El Towy” Sanchez, 14-0 (9), takes on Ricardo Lopez, 10-3-3 (8), for the vacant WBF Mexico Lightweight title at the Tijuana Events Centre.
The fight headlines a massive 20 bout show promoted by Terrazas Boxing Promotions, billed as “Friday Night Fights”.
Two days later, on June 9 in Osaka, Japan, Ayuma “Flaco” Hanada, 4-0 (3), squares off with compatriot Ryo Hashiya, 4-1 (3), for the vacant WBF Asia Pacific Flyweight title on a card staged by Golden Ball Promotions.
Interestingly, both boxers will be boxing in their birth-country for the first time as professionals, as Hanada is based in Mexico and Hashiya is fighting out of Thailand.
On June 11 in Xi´an, China, former WBF Intercontinental title-challenger Li Ping Shi, 9-2-1 (4), goes for the vacant WBF Womens Asia Pacific Bantamweight title against former OPBF titlist Yuko Henzan, 10-7-4 (3), from Japan. Xian Topking Promotion promotes.
Since losing to Hee Jung Yuh in South Korea for the Intercontinental Super Flyweight title in December of 2017, Ping Shi (21) returned in style to capture the WBC Asian Boxing Council belt last May, and will now move up in weight to face the experienced 32-year-old from Okinawa.
Finally, Friday June 14 will see a World Boxing Federation (WBF) championship double-header take place in Mexico, as Strikking Boxing Promotions welcomes fans to the Auditorio Del Estardo in Mexicali.
Gabriel Adrian “El Tanque” Garcia, 8-3-2 (1), and Francisco “Rayo” Valenzuela, 19-13 (14), will fight for the vacant WBF North America Cruiserweight title in a battle with plenty of Mexicali bragging rights also on the line.
In the evenings co-feature, WBF Mexico Welterweight Champion Ramon “Cholo” Barajas, 12-17 (5), from Tepic, appears to be in for a tough first title-defense against 20-year-old local man Dilon “El Terrible” Loza, 14-2 (9).