Chantelle Cameron is edging closer to WBC super-lightweight title fight against Adriana Araujo
The unbeaten Cameron could receive first major world title fight
Last Updated: 08/09/20 1:33pm
Chantelle Cameron is edging closer to a WBC title fight after talks started for a super-lightweight showdown with Brazil's formidable Adriana Araujo.
The WBC have approved Cameron against Araujo for the vacant WBC belt, but negotiations are far from complete as the undefeated 29-year-old waits expectantly for news about her first major world title fight.
Cameron, who signed a multi-fight deal with Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Boxing in July, had defeated Anahi Ester Sanchez on points last November in a WBC final eliminator for a shot at Jessica McCaskill's WBC belt.
McCaskill relinquished the WBC title before defeating Cecilia Braekhus to become undisputed welterweight champion last month, and Cameron could instead take on Araujo, nicknamed 'Pitbull', if terms are finalised.
The London 2012 Olympic bronze medallist would be the most precarious test of Cameron's career as Araujo holds amateur wins over Natasha Jonas and Mira Potkonen, who was Katie Taylor's conqueror at the Rio 2016 Games.
Since turning professional, Araujo has claimed the WBC 'silver' belt in only her sixth bout, and the Sao Paolo boxer's aggressive style could prove a serious threat to Cameron's unbeaten 12-fight record.
The former Team GB fighter has voiced her desire for a future showdown with Irish star Taylor, a former amateur rival, if she maintains her impressive progress in the professional ranks.