The Female Roberto Duran, Meet Chantelle Cameron.
Why You Should Believe The Hype: It might sound like overhyping it, but I believe it. Chantelle Cameron is mean and nasty, a quiet killer, who now looks the part of having a chance to be an all-time great in women’s boxing.
One of the flaws in women’s boxing has been a lack of power, or a lack of excitement at times, yet with over half of Cameron’s win coming by way of KO, and a high punch output. Cameron looks to be a generational-type boxer in women’s boxing.
Title Wins: Adriana dos Santos Araujo (WBC 140 lbs.), and Mary McGee (IBF 140 lbs)
If You Could Watch One Fight: Chantelle Cameron vs. Mary McGee
Why Is She Like Duran: Though she has yet to show the pre-fight animalistic nature of the great Roberto Duran, the volume, intensity, and sheer hatred in the ring of her opponent, seems to be the closest thing I have seen since Duran albeit I watched Duran in hindsight. Cameron is unlike any women’s boxer I have ever seen before as she is a technical fighter, who is in the pocket, beating on her opponent to the body, and imposing her will as well as physical gifts, and though her footwork is above average, it is her volume that makes her one of the most exciting female boxers I have ever seen.
Cameron feels like a once-in-a-generation fighter and is in a division to have great fights with famous people. Now, remember, Roberto Duran wouldn’t be Roberto Duran if he didn’t fight “Sugar” Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns in his era. To live up to this billing you have to have a worthy foe, and Cameron has those.
What’s Next For Her: Well, a whole lot. Depending on how Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano goes, the winner or loser could face Cameron in the future. Cameron also can become undisputed against Kali Reis in her next fight at 140 lbs, or even challenge Jessica McCaskill who is undisputed at welterweight, as McCaskill hinted at that in an interview with ThaBoxingVoice on YouTube. The fight down the road seems to be a contest between her and Sandy Ryan.
In short, she has the opponents out there to be a legend.