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Chantelle Cameron targeting Katie Taylor

Chantelle Cameron is eyeing a clash with her old amateur foe, writes Matt Bozeat, but she must win eliminator in Brentwood
Chantelle Cameron
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THE women’s lightweight division is under the spotlight again at the Brentwood Centre on Saturday (July 20) when Chantelle Cameron meets Anisha Basheel in a final eliminator for the WBC championship. Katie Taylor holds all four major belts at 135lbs, of course. As do many others, Cameron believes Delfine Persoon is worthy of a rematch with Taylor after conceding a close majority points vote at Madison Square Garden last month following what Chantelle called an “amazing, edge-of-your seat fight.” The 28-year-old from Northampton is a believer in fair play and provided she gets past Basheel, she is happy to wait for her world title chance if, as expected, Taylor and Persoon meet in a return.

Taylor has been on Cameron’s radar since she first turned pro two years ago. As amateurs, Taylor had a win over Cameron in the semi-finals of the 2011 EU Championships. Chantelle is convinced the pros suit her better than Taylor. She’s a volume-puncher with a terrific engine.

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