Caroline Dubois is waiting on the outcome of a potential third fight between Katie Taylor and Chantelle Cameron before she can determine her next move.

Her promoter, Ben Shalom of BOXXER, expects her to fight for a version of the lightweight world title – Taylor remains the undisputed champion – and has even identified her likely opponent, but while Taylor’s next move remains unclear, so, too, does Dubois’.

The 23-year-old from London will, according to Shalom, fight in June – potentially on the undercard of the sought-after fight between Joshua Buatsi and Anthony Yarde. 

Taylor-Cameron III had seemed inevitable until earlier in March when Cameron cast doubt on her rival’s intentions, in turn keeping the possibility open of Taylor returning to lightweight for her next fight after successive dates at super lightweight with Cameron. Shalom also insists that regardless of his position as the promising Dubois’ promoter, he also wants to see Taylor and Cameron again fight.

“She will fight in June, hopefully for a world title,” he said of Dubois. “A lot in that division has been waiting on what happens with Katie Taylor, and hopefully that’ll be decided soon. [But] Caroline will be fighting in June and I believe it’ll be for a world title.

“She’ll be fighting at 135. She’s got different opportunities and a lot of it depends on what happens with Katie, and then she can make her move. But Caroline is 23 years old. She’s the one that will retire everyone. She’s the future – for me – star of boxing. She’s the potential face of women’s boxing for years to come. She’s going to become a multi-weight world champion; she’s so early on you’re maybe talking 10, 15 years left in the sport. She’s in absolutely no rush. Her time will come. 

“She’s not just going to win one world title, she’s going to win multiple world titles and be in some huge fights. When Katie Taylor retires, and Natasha Jonas and Savannah Marshall, she’s the one that will take the sport to new heights.”

Cameron had previously spoken of her growing expectation that Taylor will instead next take what she described as a “keep-busy” fight.

“I was convinced that that fight was going to happen,” the promoter continued. “I thought it made sense and it was a trilogy and both fighters communicated that they wanted it. It’s the right fight for boxing. I want it to happen for that reason, and I’d love to see it again, but for some reason there seems to be an issue. 

“It doesn’t make too much sense, because I just think it’s the biggest fight out there. Katie has earned her position in boxing folklore, really, and it’s up to her what she decides and what she wants to do, but I’d love to see that fight.”