Chantelle Cameron ready to give an undisputed contest with Jessica McCaskill


Britain’s Chantelle Cameron has vowed to “shut up” Jessica McCaskill as she bids to become the undisputed light welterweight champion in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

Cameron, 31, holds the WBC and IBF belts and has the chance to add the vacant WBO, WBA and IBO titles to his collection.

‘El Capo’ is unbeaten in 16 matches before playing at the Etihad Arena.

“When I land on your chin, your face will fall,” Cameron said.

“Talk is cheap. Bring on Saturday and shut up.”

Undisputed welterweight champion McCaskill will go down a division against Cameron in what will be another historic night in women’s boxing.

The 38-year-old American has won her last seven fights since a unanimous decision loss to Ireland’s Katie Taylor in 2017, and has 12 wins and two losses.

At the start of Saturday’s card, Zelfa Barrett and Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov will meet for the IBF super-featherweight title.

The 28-year-old Rakhimov, a mandatory challenger, was originally due to face Joe Cordin. but the Welshman was forced to withdraw and was subsequently stripped of his IBF belt after surgery on his hand.

Commonwealth and European heavyweight champion Barrett, 29, has agreed to step in after being called up for his first title fight in five weeks, and the Briton is confident of securing the biggest win of his career.

Barrett, who has a 28-loss record, said: “I think I’m going to be a world champion.

“This is the moment I’ve been waiting for my whole life. I’m pretty and I’m ready.”

In the main event, Dmitry Bivol puts his WBA lightweight title on the line against Gilberto Ramirez.

Russian Bivol, 31, is unbeaten in 20 fights, with 11 wins by knockout, and successfully defended his title against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in May.

Ramirez is also yet to lose with 30 of his 44 wins coming via knockout and the 31-year-old Mexican is aiming to become a two-weight world champion.

Friday’s weigh-ins, which took place poolside at Cafe del Mar on Yas Island, went smoothly with all fighters making weight.

Cameron and McCaskill came in under the lightweight limit of 140lbs, while Barrett and Rakhimov tipped the scales at 129.9lbs.