Chantelle Cameron is itching to make the primary protection of her WBC World Mild-Welterweight title in opposition to Michelle Hernandez – and desires to indicate she’s going to relish being a World ruler on Saturday Might 29 on the Michelob ULTRA Enviornment at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, dwell worldwide on DAZN.
Cameron (13-0 7 KOs) landed the vacant WBC strap with a shut-out win over Ariana dos Santos Araujo in Milton Keynes, England in October, however her first protection in opposition to Hernandez (23-7-3 7 KOs) proposed for March needed to be postponed via an harm to the Briton.
The pair now get it on in entrance of followers in Las Vegas, and that’s precisely the kind of stage that the 30 12 months previous desires to be spotlighted on, and for Cameron, holding the inexperienced and gold belt means different fighters are calling her out – and that’s a place she’s delighted to be in.
“I really feel good being the goal,” mentioned Cameron. “It’s higher than doing the chasing, that’s irritating, you’re simply making an attempt to get the fights and a title shot, so now I do know I’m going to get fights as a result of individuals need my belt.
“Being World champion has probably not sunk in but, and nothing has modified as a result of it’s been so lengthy since I received the struggle, and I haven’t been capable of defend it but. So, I don’t assume it’ll actually really feel it would sink in till I win extra belts, however I nonetheless really feel the identical, nonetheless have the identical drive, the identical starvation, and now I’m a goal. I used to should chase individuals for fights however now I’ve the inexperienced and gold belt, I’m the goal.
“One of the best of me is but to come back, the struggle hasn’t come the place I get to indicate that. I boxed to my recreation plan to win the belt and did what I needed to do and what my coaches advised me. She is a giant puncher so I knew I didn’t need to be taking dangers and getting concerned with somebody that might put me on my bottom. Once I do get the struggle that reveals what I can actually do, I feel individuals will acknowledge me extra.
“Everyone seems to be so determined to remain undefeated, however it is a sport, all of us should climb the ladder and in case you are that good, then boxing anybody – that’s my mentality. If I change into undisputed and somebody is looking me out they usually’ve proved themselves, let’s take the struggle.”
Cameron’s conflict with Hernandez is a part of an enormous night time of motion in Sin Metropolis, topped by unbeaten WBC World Light-weight champion Devin Haney (25-0 15 KOs) defending his title in opposition to former World ruler Jorge Linares (47-5 29 KOs).