Chantelle Cameron to battle Anisha Basheel in WBC final eliminator

RINGSIDE 02/05/2019

Chantelle Cameron will tackle Commonwealth champion Anisha Basheel in a WBC final eliminator on the #MTKFightNight at York Hall on June 28 – live on ESPN+.

‘Il Capo’ (9-0, 6 KOs) battered Feriche Mashauri to a halt at the London venue on April 26 and can now book a clash with the winner of Katie Taylor vs. Delfine Persoon by beating the dangerous Basheel, who is on a run of eight straight stoppage wins.

With her career rapidly gaining momentum since signing with MTK Global, Cameron is thrilled to be heading into such a crucial fight as chief support to Ohara Davies’ clash with former world champion Miguel Vazquez.

Cameron said: “This feels like it’s my first big fight and it’s a final eliminator. Winning this one will put me in perfect position to face the winner of Katie Taylor vs. Delfine. 

“I know I’ve got to pull this off because if I don’t, I’m out of the picture. It’s making me hungry and it’s spurring me on. I’ve got to get rid of Basheel to get where I want to be, which is right at the top.

“I love boxing at York Hall – it’s an amazing venue. It’s only an hour and a half from Northampton so my local fans can come and watch me. It’s the home of British boxing and I love that arena.

“I’m also really looking forward to boxing on ESPN+ because it’s huge exposure. It’ll be exciting for the TV fans because there’ll be lots of heavy shots thrown. It’s great to be able to showcase myself on such a big channel.”

Former Team GB star Cameron has already blasted her way to the IBO world lightweight title and WBC Silver belt in her nine-fight professional career.

Stay tuned for more additions to a fantastic fight card at an iconic venue.