Chantelle Cameron Queensberry debut CONFIRMED as ‘Magnificent Seven’ returns

Queensberry’s newest big-name signing Chantelle Cameron will make her debut for Frank Warren’s operation when the ‘Magnificent Seven’ returns to Birmingham later this summer.

The 33-year-old from Northampton will return to action on Saturday July 20 after recently parting company with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing.

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The vacant WBC Interim world super lightweight championship will be on the line as Cameron (18-1, 8) makes her return to the ring (live on TNT Sports) after being edged out in a majority decision in her rematch against Katie Taylor in Dublin in November of last year, having defeated the Irish legend in May.

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Cameron provides just one fascinating element to a cracking show at Resorts World Arena which also sees Liam Davies defend his IBO world super bantamweight title against Shabaz Masoud, while Nathan Heaney will rematch Brad Pauls for the British middleweight title.

Defending the IBO title he won in spectacular fashion against Erik Robles Ayala in March is Telford favourite Davies (17-0, 8), who enters into a domestic duel against unbeaten Stoke talent Masoud (12-0, 4), holder of the WBA Intercontinental title.

British champion Heaney (18-0-1, 6 KOs) will play it again against the ‘Newquay Bomb’ Pauls (18-1-1, 10), with the pair having fought to a captivating draw at the same arena in March with over 2,000 fans from Stoke in attendance. Second time around success over Pauls would represent the next step of Heaney’s passion-fuelled mission to fulfil his middleweight dreams.

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Local heavyweight favourite Sol Dacres (8-0, 2) will defend his English title for a second time against British title challenger David Adeleye (12-1, 11), the former WBO European champion, who was unsuccessful in his championship challenge against Fabio Wardley over in Riyadh in October of last year. It promises to be a fascinating heavyweight collision where both fighters will be bidding to nudge themselves towards the leading pack of the division.

WBO European and English welterweight champion Owen Cooper (10-0, 4) from Worcester, fresh off a breakthrough stoppage of previously undefeated young rival Eithan James in March, takes on the challenge of the hugely experienced former British and Commonwealth champion Ekow Essuman (19-1, 7), who made four successful defences of the Lonsdale belt he won by defeating Chris Jenkins in July 2021.

A brutal encounter will be anticipated at bantamweight when British and Commonwealth champion Ashley Lane (18-10-2, 3) from Bristol defends his titles against the Liverpool knockout specialist Andrew Cain (11-1, 10), who returned to the ring earlier this month after recovering from a severe fracture to his hand. Lane, 33, comes into the fight following two brutal stoppage victories over English champion Jordan Purkiss and former WBC International champion Chris Bourke.

Also featuring will be Nottingham’s hot light heavyweight champion prospect Ezra Taylor (8-0, 6) making a first defence of his title, plus three-time National champion Dan Kerrigan making his professional debut over four rounds at super lightweight.

Frank Warren on Brum card

“The depth and quality of this fight card in Birmingham is unrivalled in this country,” said an excited Warren. “The Magnificent Seven concept is proving hugely popular and getting stronger each time.

“The lucky fans who snap up the tickets for the Resorts World Arena on July 20 will be treated to seven seriously meaningful title fights with so much on the line for our Queensberry fighters.

“Nathan Heaney rightly jumps back in with Brad Pauls following their hugely entertaining encounter last time out, which was declared a draw, with Liam Davies defending his IBO world title in a cracking domestic scrap against the highly-skilled Shabaz Masoud.

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“We’ve got three really tasty scraps to feast our eyes on with Sol Dacres and David Adeleye looking to make some serious noise at heavyweight and Owen Cooper vs Ekow Essuman has the makings of a welterweight barnstormer. Ashley Lane against Andrew Cain has, quite simply, got fight written all over it.

“We will also get the chance to welcome one of the most exciting female fighters in the business, Chantelle Cameron, to the Queensberry ranks, plus the charismatic light heavyweight star in the making Ezra Taylor taking his next step towards stardom.

“This is a fight night you really shouldn’t miss.”