By Elliot Foster
Chantelle Cameron has given up her IBO title as she prepares for her next fight.
The Northampton lightweight, who has conjured up two inside the distance wins within the past month, is back in the ring next month.
Cameron most recently stopped the spirited but vastly overmatched Vaida Masiokaite inside two rounds at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland, as part of the supporting cast to the World Boxing Super Series semi-finals doubleheader.
And she will be back on June 28 when she faces Aneesha Basheel in a final eliminator for the WBC title at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London, exclusively live on iFL TV in the UK and ESPN+ Stateside.
But as she knuckles down under her new training team of Jamie Moore and Nigel Travis for her next outing, ‘Il Capo’ has made the decision to give up her version of the world title.
“As you all know, with the guidance of my new management team MTK Global and trainer Jamie Moore, I have set out a path towards my ultimate goal of fighting either Katie Taylor or Delfine Persoon for the unified world title,” she said.
The aforementioned Taylor and Persoon will meet on June 1 at Madison Square Garden in New York, exclusively live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN Stateside -- as part of the supporting cast to Anthony Joshua’s defence of his IBF, WBA Super, WBO and IBO world heavyweight titles against Andy Ruiz Jr. -- with the latter’s WBC title on the line as well as the former Olympic champion’s WBO, WBA and IBF female lightweight titles up for grabs.
“I wish to thank the IBO for their support and introducing me to the world stage as a major force in women’s boxing,” Cameron added. “I will relinquish my IBO title to enable other female fighters to fight for this important title and to enhance their careers as well.
“I wish them the very best of luck to who ever holds this title after me. It was an honour to be IBO world champion.”
In other news, WBC International female lightweight champion Terri Harper will step down in weight on July 19 to vie for the vacant IBO world female title at super-featherweight.
The 22-year-old, who stopped former two-weight world champion Claudia Andrea Lopez inside six rounds at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham earlier this month, is set to take on South Africa’s Bukiwe Nonina at the Magna Centre in Rotherham on a card promoted by Stefy Bull, in association with Ryan Rhodes, that will feature the debut of Callum Beardow as well as a clash between Lee Appleyard and Omari Grant and action for Callum Hancock, Levi Kinsiona, Razaq Najib and Nicolie Campbell.