Press Release: September 3, 2021
By DAZN – Chantelle Cameron will fight Mary McGee for the IBF, WBC and
Ring Magazine World Titles
Kali Reis will fight Jessica Camara for the WBA, WBO and IBO
Matchroom Boxing, in partnership with DiBella
Entertainment, announce today that the Undisputed Super-Lightweight crown
will be put on the line as Chantelle Cameron, Mary McGee, Kali
Reis and Jessica Camara fight it out for 140lbs
supremacy, live on DAZN around the world.
Cameron (14-0, 8 KOs) displayed an impressive
performance last time out in her maiden WBC World Title defence, beating former
champion Melissa Hernández by TKO in the fifth round to retain the green and
gold strap and continue her flawless record since turning professional in 2017.
Mary ‘Merciless’ McGree (27-3, 15 KOs) comes
into the fight with increased momentum, notching seven straight wins since her
World Title loss in 2013 and picking up the IBF Super-Lightweight Title on the
way. The American’s last win came via a ninth round TKO against Deanha Hobbs to
retain her crown.
American two-weight World Champion Kali
Reis (18-7-1, 5 KOs) retained her WBA World Title and won the vacant
IBO Super-Lightweight belt in August 2021 in a convincing unanimous decision
against Australian challenger Diana Prazak at Sycuan Casino, California.
‘The Cobra’ Jessica Camara (8-2) beat former
World Champion Heather Hardy impressively last time out, scoring a unanimous
decision to hand the Hardy her second career loss and dramatically boost the
Canadian’s ranking in the 140lbs division.
"I'm delighted to have this opportunity
to show that I’m the number one fighter in the world at 140lbs,” said Cameron.
“All I've wanted since I started in boxing is to become Undisputed, and now I
have a fantastic chance to achieve that.
"These tough fights against the other
champions are what motivates me and pushes me in the gym, and you're going to
see the very best Chantelle Cameron.
"They are all great champions, and first
things first I have Mary McGee to take care of, and then once I come through
that I'll be ready to make history against the winner of Kali Reiss and Jessica
Camara." "This is an exciting time for women's boxing,"
said Camara. "I'm honoured to be a part of an
event of this magnitude that will help to bring a lot of exposure to the
ladies. Kali, Mary and Chantelle are all great fighters, and I know these
fights will bring out the best in me. Thank you to Lou DiBella and Eddie Hearn
for coming together to make this possible and for providing a platform for me
to show the world what I am capable of."
“If we can work together to find one champion
for every division then it would be a massive moment for the sport and we have
a great opportunity to do that in the 140lbs division,” said Eddie
Hearn, Matchroom Sport Chairman. “Women’s boxing is red hot at the moment
and huge credit to these 4 champions for putting it on the line in the road to
Undisputed on DAZN. Lou and I have been heavily committed to women’s boxing for
a number of years now and it’s great to see them finally getting the plaudits
and the rewards they deserve.”
“What a way to crown the true 140lbs champion.
We're thrilled to feature on DAZN these two hugely competitive match-ups with
four fearless fighters ready to leave it all in the ring for the undisputed
title,” said Joseph Markowski, EVP of DAZN. "We're committed
to growing women’s sport around the world and this elite four-way showdown will
undoubtedly showcase to fans worldwide that women's boxing is sensational as
"Both DiBella Entertainment and Matchroom
have been leaders in advancing women's boxing and elevating the great female
fighters in our sport," said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella
Entertainment. "I'm happy that Eddie and I were able to arrange these
historic fights and I'm grateful to my friends at DAZN, who will be streaming
it. Chantelle, Mary, Kali and Jessica are four elite 140-pound athletes,
deserving of this incredible opportunity. After two terrific semi-finals, a
queen will be crowned at Super-Lightweight."
Dates and venues for Cameron vs. McGee and
Reis vs. Camara will be announced in due course.
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