One of the most anticipated fights of the year, Bivol vs. Ramirez, will have another explosive women’s bout on the card. Undisputed 147-pound champion Jessica McCaskill will go for the 140-pound black belt, and all the rest, when she takes on Chantelle Cameron this Saturday, November 5 at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The World Boxing Association 140 title was held by native American fighter Kali Reis, who was scheduled to face Cameron, but due to her successful acting career plus some health issues at the beginning of the year, the belt was vacated.
Now, the tough fighter from Chicago, who goes by the nickname “Caskilla”, after making three successful defenses of all the belts in welterweight category, decides to return to super lightweight where she was already WBA champion after defeating Argentina’s Anahi Sanchez in May 2019.
McCaskill surprised the world when she defeated the historic boxer Cecilia Braekhus in August 2020 to win all the belts of the four main regulatory organizations, including the emblematic The Ring.
Meanwhile, Northampton, UK-born Chantelle Cameron became WBC 140-pound champion in 2020 when she unanimously defeated Brazil’s Adriana Dos Santos Araujo. And in October 2021 won the IBF title from the experienced American Mary McGee. She defended both belts in a single opportunity in her last presentation in May of this year against former champion Victoria Bustos.
In addition, Cameron has an outstanding amateur background. Among the opponents she has fought, she lost to the top ranked Katie Taylor, just as McCaskill did but in the professional field.
Taylor, who just won again at 135 this past weekend against Karen Carabajal, has already declared her interest in fighting the winner on November 5 in the United Arab Emirates.