Boxer Chantelle Cameron targets medal win in Holland

Chantelle Cameron
Cameron is challenging the more experienced boxers Jonas and Coulson

Boxer Chantelle Cameron says that she is focused on the job at hand, and not the Olympics, as she heads off to the European Championships.

The 20-year-old travels to Holland with Olympic-squad team-mates Natasha Jonas and Amanda Coulson at the 60kg class.

Cameron told BBC Radio Northampton: "Because I won all eight bouts [at training camps in Sweden and China], I got selected.

"The Olympics aren't far away but there's still too much in front of me."

At the European Union Championships in Poland last June, Cameron was beaten at the semi-final stage by current World Champion and eventual winner Katie Taylor.

Jonas did win gold, but at the non-Olympic weight class of 64kg.

"Hopefully if I win a medal at the Europeans, I should secure my place for the Worlds," Cameron added.

Great Britain will have just one female boxer at the 60kg class for London 2012, but Cameron denies that training alongside Jonas and Coulson adds to the pressure.

"We're all friends but we are rivals. It is a bit awkward at times but we're all in the same position so we get on with it."

Chantelle Cameron is one of BBC Radio Northampton's three featured athletes as part of 'Olympic Dreams' in the build-up to London 2012.

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