Chantelle Cameron anticipates future Katie Taylor showdown


With an Irish coach and Irish gym mates, Chantelle Cameron [2(1)-0] should get plenty of support on Saturday night at the SSE Odyssey Arena.

The Cyclone Promotions lightweight boxes on the undercard of Carl Frampton’s Belfast homecoming, and the Englishwoman feels like she is rapidly improving in camp alongside ‘The Jackal.’

One of a number of high-profile female boxers turning pro recently, Cameron is also a potential opponent for Ireland’s Katie Taylor, who also boxes Saturday night in New York, down the line. Indeed, the Northampton puncher believes it is more a case of when, not if.

Cameron told Irish-Boxing.com that “somewhere down the line, obviously I’ve got to get more experience, but I imagine down the line somewhere we’re going to meet.”

The EU silver and bronze medalist is adjusting to the pro ranks well at McGuigan’s Gym in London. Cameron explained that “this is my third fight, I’ve been there since May.”

“It’s still early days obviously but I’m adjusting quite quick. After each fight it seems like I’ve come on a bit more.”

“I’m making more and more improvements and adapting to the pro style more.”

“I’ve changed my style completely, I’m getting more power on my shots, sitting low, and getting a lot more explosiveness.”

Training alongside Irish stars such as Conrad Cummings and Frampton is also of big benefit for the hungry-to-learn Cameron who noted that “it’s the best.”

“I watch and learn. I’m like that, I learn by watching other people. They’re top level fighters and, watching them, I’m learning all the time.”

The 26 year old faces ultra durable Serb Jasmina Nad [6(1)-18(0)-4] over six two-minute rounds on Saturday. While her first two bouts were televised arena affairs, a Frampton fight night takes it to the next level.

“It’s much bigger,” says Cameron. “I’ve got a taste of the atmosphere and I’m looking forward to Saturday.”

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Joe O'Neill

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