Chantelle Cameron says she must improve despite first world title win

Chantelle Cameron
Chantelle Cameron (left) stopped Viviane Obenauf on Saturday - something Irish boxer Katie Taylor did not manage when she beat the Brazilian on points in December 2016

New IBO world lightweight champion Chantelle Cameron says she "must improve" if she is to compete with the best fighters in the division.

Cameron beat Brazil's Viviane Obenauf, who failed to come out for the seventh round, to claim her first world title in Leicester on Saturday.

"I'm too eager whereas I need to just relax a little bit more, because I'm making mistakes," she said.

"I actually wasn't that happy because I was doing a lot of stuff wrong."

Cameron, 26, has only had five professional fights since turning professional in May having failed to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics as an amateur.

The Northampton boxer is working with promoter Barry McGuigan and his son Shane.

"I think that's the difference in this game now - I've failed once and I'm not planning to fail again," Cameron added.

"I think the only thing I'm going to do is get better, so the future's looking exciting for now.

"To start beating the top, top girls I have to improve."

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