Shane McGuigan Responds to Allegations Levied By Chantelle Cameron
Looking to shed some light on the situation, trainer Shane McGuigan released a statement surrounding the drama that caused the removal of his fighter, Ellie Scotney, from the undercard of Katie Taylor-Chantelle Cameron.
IBF super bantamweight mandatory Scotney (6-0) caused a massive uproar after blaming undisputed junior welterweight champion Cameron’s (17-0,8KO) issues with trainer McGuigan for being removed from such a big card.
The undisputed champion claimed to have received horrible treatment while being trained by McGuigan in the past. She released a statement expressing remorse for Scotney, who unfortunately is a victim of circumstance.
Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn was forced to chime in on the situation during an interview with iFL TV. He took the blame for putting the fight on the undercard but admitted to not knowing the history between the two went that deep.
McGuigan has released a statement denying Cameron’s claims of being mistreated.
The former trainer of Cameron believes this is the work of someone else as both fighters have fought on the same card before without any problems. One potential explanation for this has already been supplied by Cameron in her own preceding statement.
“Ellie is right when she said that she has fought on the same cards as me before, but on those occasions only the people closest to me know what I had to go through because of this, and did what was necessary to make sure I stayed on track and positive, and not let that affect my mindset and my performance, despite the emotions it triggered.”Chantelle Cameron
According to Hearn, Scotney will still get a chance to fight for the title in May or June. This situation has taken a life of its own. Boxing community insiders continue to discuss who is right or wrong. It’s a classic he-says-she-says scenario. However, unless the full story is told, it’s hard to determine who is in the right.