Taylor: “Cameron Is A Great Fighter But I Have Too Much Experience For Her”

Will Katie Taylor Have The Biggest Win Of Her Career on May 20?

Katie Taylor expects to beat Chantelle Cameron to become a two-division undisputed champion
Katie Taylor (L), Chantelle Cameron (Getty Images)

Taylor Confident She Becomes a Two-Division Undisputed Champion Over Cameron


For the first time in her professional career, the women’s undisputed lightweight champion Katie Taylor will fight in her home country of Ireland. On May 20, she moves up to 140 pounds to challenge undisputed junior welterweight champion Chantelle Cameron in Dublin. Saying that Taylor is excited would be an understatement, as she explained during an interview with Matchroom Boxing.

“I can’t believe this has actually happened. I have a chance to box at home for the first time as a professional boxer, twenty-two fights in, and I have a chance to become a two-weight undisputed champion in front of my home crowd. This could be the biggest night of my career . . . This is just absolutely incredible.”

DETERMINED TO FIGHT

Taylor was to have a rematch with reigning undisputed featherweight champion Amanda Serrano on May 20, but the featherweight champion had to withdraw due to injury. Cameron stepped up and said she was willing to face Taylor instead. Representatives for Taylor and Cameron hit the negotiation table and made the match.

Chantelle Cameron is a terrific all-around fighter with plenty of skill and punching power. She has wanted to fight Taylor her entire professional career. The junior welterweight champion is confident that she will go into enemy territory and come away with a win.

Katie Taylor understands the assignment, knowing she must be on her A-game. The lightweight queen feels she will be too much for the talented Cameron on fight night.

“I know what I’m up against. She’s obviously a great fighter, an undefeated fighter. She’s motivated as well. This is the hardest fight of her career, and she has a chance to make history as well. So, I know I have a challenge ahead of me.

But I do believe I will become a two-weight undisputed champion on May 20. I feel like I have too much experience for her. I’ve had to get the harder fights, as well. But I can’t wait until May 20 to step in there and perform to the best of my ability, and people are going to see the best of me, I feel.”

This upcoming fight is the first time in women’s boxing that reigning undisputed champions will fight one another. Taylor hopes to have the night of her career and give her fans something to remember.

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