Injured Cameron forced to postpone world title defence

Northampton world champion Chantelle Cameron has been forced to postpone her scheduled title defence.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 10:35 am
Chantelle Cameron

Cameron had been due to take on Melissa Hernandez in the first defence of the WBC super-lightweight world crown on March 20.

The fight would have been on the undercard of the WBO Cruiserweight world title fight between Lawrence Okolie and Krzysztof Glowacki, and would have been screened on Sky Sports.

But the Northampton ace has been forced to pull out of the bout through injury, with Cameron revealing she had picked up the problem after being involved in a minor traffic incident.

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A statement on the MTK Global website announced the postponement.

“Chantelle Cameron’s WBC super-lightweight world title defence has unfortunately been postponed after she suffered an injury,” read the statement at mtkglobal.com

“Undefeated Cameron (13-0, 7 KOs) was set to make the first defence of her world title against mandatory challenger Melissa Hernandez on March 20.

“But the fight is now unable to take place on that date.

“Cameron superbly won the title back in October with a dominant victory over Adriana dos Santos Araujo, and also holds victories over the likes of Anahi Ester Sanchez, Anisha Basheel, Jessica Gonzalez and Viviane Obenauf during her career.

“We wish Cameron a speedy recovery.”

Cameron then took to Twitter to explain what had happened.

“Gutted about March 20th,” she wrote. “I felt razor sharp and camp couldn’t have been going any better with @JamieMoore777 & @Nigel_Travis.

“But a car smashed into the back of me after training and I’ve had to stop training for a couple of weeks.

“Hopefully the fight will be rescheduled ASAP.”