Chantelle "WHAM BAM CHAN" Cameron undefeated professional lightweight and former Team GB member SIGNED 8" x 10" photo.
Chantelle Cameron - Interview
Q&A With Chantelle Cameron - November 8, 2019
The Northampton super lightweight faces Argentina’s Anahi Ester Sanchez in a WBC final eliminator in London tomorrow.
*Has your career been revived after linking up with trainer Jamie Moore earlier this year?
I’m so much happier. Jamie has helped me get back on my feet. I wish I’d started my career with Jamie now. I saw how happy my stablemates Carl Frampton and Conrad Cummings were with him and that made my mind up for me — I wanted to work with him.
*How did you decide on Jamie?
Me and my dad thought we’d seek out Jamie at a show but it was cancelled! But one of my sponsors put us in touch and we gelled, I’ve never looked back. Jamie was really the only person I wanted to be trained by.
*Had it been a dark period for you?
Very dark. I didn’t know what to do — I was renovating my house and I was just looking for an office job to help pay my bills. But I didn’t know what to say in job interviews, other than, ‘I’m on the British boxing team!’
*Are you beginning to make up for lost time now?
I feel like I lost six months or so but I’m catching up, and Jamie and my management at MTK Global have helped with that. Now I love boxing again and it doesn’t feel like a job. I’m determined to make the most of my career.
*At 28, could you have just walked away?
I didn’t feel I’d achieved what I’d wanted and it was painful to think that could be it. My family thought it was affecting my health so I was considering moving to Australia when Jamie took me on.
*York Hall is sold out tomorrow night. How do you rate Sanchez?
She’s a three-time World champion. It’s a level up for me but I feel confident. If I win, there’s a WBC World title shot on the line, hopefully against Jessica McCaskill. I’m also Katie Taylor’s mandatory challenger but I wonder if she wants to fight me.
*Nicola Adams has retired. Do you look up to her?
We were on the GB team together and I messaged Nicola on Wednesday to say ‘best wishes’ when the news came out. Nicola’s had a massive career — she’s the pride of Britain, isn’t she?