Katie Taylor Beats Cameron; Cully and Donovan Secure Victories
Following her first professional loss, boxing sensation Katie Taylor (23-1, 6 KO’s) got sweet revenge on her conqueror. She accomplished this by beating Chantelle “Il Capo” Cameron (18-1, 8 KO’s) by way of majority decision to become the undisputed super lightweight champion. In this duel, Taylor took the tactic to mainly lay on her back foot and counter Cameron with a flurry of punches. For her part, Il Capo attempted to stalk Taylor behind her jab and occasional thumping body shots.
On the unfortunate side, Cameron was also competing with a cut suffered in the third, the crowd and the referee. This was because the crowd went nuts every time Taylor punched, breathed or blinked. Even more detrimental, however, was referee Roberto Ramirez who allowed Taylor to hold and throw elbows with impunity.
Putting those to the side, both women fought a furious fight and certainly left it all in the ring. When all was said and done though, and the cards were read, Taylor prevailed to the tune of 95-95, 98-92 and 96-94. During her post-fight interview Taylor called for a rubber match to settle this feud once and for all.
GARY CULLY NARROWLY BESTS REECE MOULD
Following his latest in-ring assignment, lightweight fighter Gary “The Diva” Cully (17-1, 10 KO’s) snagged a close split decision win over Reece Mould (18-2, 6 KO’s). Throughout the greater part of the contest, Mould pressed the action by going forward toward Cully who used his length and feet to be very elusive. Despite both men throwing and landing frequently, neither were able to significantly take over the fight.
Despite the narrowness of the competition, in the end the judges favored the work of Cully, who was awarded the win to the tune of 97-93 (Mould), 97-93 and 96-93 (Cully). While he did not call out any specific fighters, Cully stated in his post-fight interview that he would like to continue his pursuit of a world title.
PADDY DONOVAN FINISHES DANNY BALL WITH LETHAL LEFTS
In his latest tour of duty, welterweight prospect Paddy “The Real Deal” Donovan (12-0, 9 KO’s) picked up his latest win by stoppage. On this occasion, he stopped his opponent, Danny Ball (13-2-1, 6 KO’s), in the fourth round. The match started rather slowly as both men got their bearings. With each passing round however, Donovan was catching his rhythm much faster and began landing well to the head and body with a wide assortment of shots.
Then in the fourth, The Real Deal dropped Ball with a wide left hook on the jaw. Despite being significantly hurt, Donovan made it to his feet and survived another lengthy barrage of punches only to be dropped with a left hook to the body moments later. On this trip to the canvas, his own corner threw in the towel.