Issue | Premium | Reports | Nov 11 2019

Chantelle Cameron appears ready to take on the world

Chantelle Cameron outpoints Anahi Sanchez to set up a title shot against WBC super-lightweight champion Jessica McCaskill in 2020, writes Simon Euan-Smith
Chantelle Cameron vs Anahi Sanchez  |  Scott Rawsthorne/MTK Global

CHANTELLE CAMERON won the right to challenge WBC female super-lightweight champion Jessica McCaskill, flooring and clearly outpointing Argentina’s Anahi Sanchez in their official final eliminator at York Hall.

After 10 largely one-sided two-minute rounds, Cameron (Northampton) won by two scores of 100-89 (Lee Cook and Chas Coakley) and a slightly closer 99-90 from Kieran McCann. Ian John-Lewis refereed.

Sanchez, a former two-weight world titlist, came to fight, and her aggressive start had Cameron holding in the opener. But in the second Cameron started putting shots together, and by the end of the third her extra power was telling. Sanchez rallied, hit back when she could, and tried to take the initiative in the eighth, but Cameron moved and countered, then regained control to have Sanchez under pressure. In the ninth, Cameron was beating her rival to the punch, and a right dropped Sanchez by the ropes.


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