2021 Women’s Boxing Match Of The Year – Chantelle Cameron vs. Mary McGee
Chantelle Cameron is something special and has a level of entertainment about her that has quite occurred yet in women’s boxing. We have seen greatness in women’s boxing whether it is Layla Ali, Claressa Shields, Katie Taylor, that is evident, we have seen toughness, but Cameron brings volume punching and meanness in a manner, not unlike Roberto Duran.
Cameron’s bout with Mary McGee was one of the best fights of year, not just women’s boxing, and the toughness displayed by both McGee and Cameron was that of many legendary bouts prior. Cameron has the ceiling to be an all-time great women’s boxer, and Mary McGee was a worthy foe, who brought out the elite attributes of Cameron in this fight.
In a year in which women’s boxing had a slew of good fights, this bout seemed to show why the women’s revolution in boxing is starting to take hold as Cameron v. McGee, threw more punches than most male fighters, and put forth a pace that was non-stop action with out forgoing talent. A worthy watch.
In the end, Cameron won the IBF and Ring Magazine belt as well as retained her WBC 140 lbs title. Next up is Kali Reis, who holds the WBO and WBA titles, as the two will fight next year to create an undisputed champion.
Mikaela Mayer vs Maiva Harmdouche
Mayer has a chance to be a true American boxing star, and 2022 should be the year she makes her run towards big money, legacy, and essentially everything to secure her future. Beating Maiva Hamadouche proved that she won’t fold under pressure, not unlike seeing if someone is willing to pull the trigger in a war-time scenario, Mayer had to battle through adversity to unify two world titles, and in the process showed us that she wants to be great.
Arely Mucino vs. Jacky Calvo
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Mucino and Calvo fought on a Golden Boy undercard, Jaime Munguia versus Gabriel Rosado, and stole the show as the two threw punches in bunches, and set the tone for a lively night of fights. A fight that could have been easily overlooked, but shouldn’t be based on the type of fight it was.