Following a career-best performance in Edinburgh last weekend to win the IBO Inter-Continental strap, Chantelle Cameron (4-0-0) will now face Viviane Obenauf (12-3-0) for the IBO World Lightweight title on December 2nd at Leicester Arena.
Cameron has made no secret of her lofty ambitions – often expressing her desire to clean up both the Super Featherweight and Lightweight divisions, and a win against proven operator Obenauf will take the Northampton contender one step closer to her mulit-belt dreams.
Victory could pave the way for a potential unification bout in early 2018, and ‘The Outlaw’ will be looking finish her maiden year in the pro ranks in sensational fashion on December 2nd.
The Swiss-based Obenauf will be looking to spoil the party at the Leicester Arena, however, as she looks to satisfy her own world title desires. Having bounced back from a points defeat at the hands of Ireland’s newly-crowned WBA Lightweight champion Katie Taylor in late 2016, Obenauf found herself unlucky to be on the wrong end of a split decision loss to Polish star Ewa Brodnicka in June – a fight many felt she had done more than enough to win. She has notched up two flawless wins since, and now hopes to make waves in the Lightweight division by claiming her first world title.
The world title bout comes as part of a stellar night of boxing at the Leicester Arena, which will be shown live exclusively on 5Spike and Channel 5, sponsored by Maxi-Nutrition, Ladbrokes and Voltarol.
Anthony Yigit (20-0-1) takes on Joe Hughes (15-2-1) for the EBU Super Lightweight title, and newly-crowned Commonwealth Cruiserweight King Luke Watkins (12-0-0) makes his first defence against Merseyside’s teak-tough Mike Stafford (16-3-0).
There’s also a Midlands derby on the bill, as local lad Jahmaine Smyle (14-6-2) takes on Lennox Clarke (15-0-1) for the IBO Continental Super Middleweight title in what could well be a Fight of the Night contender. Cyclone prospects Chris Billam-Smith (3-0-0) and Lee McGregor (1-0-0) also feature, as they continue their exciting respective journeys.
There should be a stellar night of competitive matchups and exciting fights on December 2nd at the Leicester Arena, and you can follow all of the build-up on our twitter handle – @CyclonePromo; and/or our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/CyclonePromotions
CHANTELLE CAMERON: “I’m absolutely delighted to be fighting for my first world title so soon. The opportunity came about quite suddenly, but I’ll definitely be ready for this fight on December 2nd. I know that there could be some big fights against the other title holders waiting for me in 2018 if I win, but Viviane Obenauf is a tough fighter so I won’t be taking this challenge lightly. Hopefully we make it a night to remember in Leicester, and fingers crossed this is the first of many world titles for me.”
VIVIANE OBENAUF: “I am glad to have this opportunity to win a world title. Chantelle is a great fighter, but I have been in with some of the best and I won’t have any fear. I believe I beat Ewa Brodnicka over in Poland, and I plan on being even better than I was that night. This is my time to show the boxing world how good I can be.”
BARRY MCGUIGAN: “What a great opportunity this is for Chantelle Cameron. She gets better with every passing week in the gym, and that showed last weekend in Edinburgh. She was sensational against Edith Ramos, and I expect her to come through this tough test against a good competitor in Viviane Obenauf to win her first world title of many. Chantelle is destined for great things, and 2018 could be a huge year if she overcomes this hurdle on December 2nd in Leicester.”
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