Chantelle Cameron and JJ Metcalf are both set to return to the ring soon – with the duo each competing in important title fights.
Cameron (13-0, 7 KOs) makes the first defence of her WBC super-lightweight title when she faces Melissa Hernandez (23-7-3, 7 KOs) on March 20, while Metcalf (21-0, 13 KOs) meets Ted Cheeseman (16-2-1, 9 KOs) for the vacant British super-welterweight title on March 6.
Cameron said: “I can’t wait to be back in the ring, I’m looking forward to starting 2021 with a bang and doing what I do best.
“I was so proud of what I achieved in 2020 by becoming world champion, especially with everything that is going on in the world. I’m delighted to be part of the women that is leading the way, and women’s boxing is starting to get the recognition that it deserves.
“Melissa Hernandez is a former world champion, and I’m sure Jamie Moore and Nigel Travis will tell me what I need to know and the tactics to beat her. She likes to talk a lot, so let’s see if she can back that up.
“I’ll get this mandatory out of the way and then hopefully get the unification next. For now I have to focus on Melissa as she is my next fight, so I’m not looking past her and I can’t wait to fight.
“In 2021 I’m hoping to be as active as possible. I want to be undisputed, and the next step on that journey is Melissa Hernenadez.”
Metcalf said: “It’s great to be out early in 2021 after the year we had in 2020 as everyone’s had a bad year.
“I’m expecting the best version of Ted Cheesman. I think it might be a cagey first few rounds and then catch fire, so I think it will be a great fight for the viewers. I did think it would happen three years ago when we both won eliminators for the title.
“It will be a great achievement to win the British title, and the perfect year for me would be to win the British and then push on to world titles.”