Tale Of The Tape
Taylor, an Olympic hero and current two-weight world champion has held the WBA title since 2017; the IBF title since 2018; and the WBC, WBO, and The Ring magazine titles since 2019, as well as having held the WBO junior-welterweight title in 2019.
In the opposite corner, Cameron is certainly no slouch herself. The Englishwoman is a world champion in two weight classes and the current undisputed super-lightweight champion, having held the WBC title since 2020; the IBF and Ring magazine titles since 2021; and the WBA and WBO titles since November 2022. She previously held the IBO female lightweight title from 2017 to 2019.
Cameron’s undisputed super-lightweight titles will also be on the line.
|KATIE TAYLOR||CHANTELLE CAMERON|
|Ross Enamait||TRAINER||Jamie Moore|
|22-0 (6 KOs)||RECORD||17-0 (8 KOs)|
|Undisputed Lightweight Champ||TITLES||Undisputed Super-Lightweight Champ|
|W - UD v Karen Elizabeth Carabajal||LAST FIGHT||W - UD v Jessica McCaskill|
Cameron: "No disrespect, no bad-mouthing, but when it comes to fight night I'm there to beat her up. I'm there to win, I'm there to ruin the party,"
Taylor: "It's going to be a loud arena on Saturday night for sure. I just can't wait. This is going to be the biggest night of my career so far,"
Taylor Moving Up In Weight
As Taylor reaches a pivotal point in her career, retirement looms on the horizon, making this bout a crucial test of her remaining abilities.
Taylor's list of accomplishments is awe-inspiring, showcasing her versatility and resilience under pressure. Notably, her victories against Delfine Persoon and Amanda Serrano demonstrated her ability to endure intense battles. While defeating Serrano was a career-defining moment, it undoubtedly took a toll on both fighters, leaving a piece of themselves in the ring.
Rather than opting for an easier challenge, Taylor has decided to move up in weight for the first time in four years, seeking to become a two-weight undisputed champion. Her determination and superhuman boxing skills make her a formidable opponent, but time is unforgiving, and the younger, fresher Cameron may exploit this advantage.
Big Challenge For Cameron
Chantelle Cameron possesses a well-rounded boxing arsenal, as evidenced by her dominant performances thus far. Her recent bout against Jessica McCaskill resulted in her becoming the undisputed champion, with Cameron rarely facing significant difficulties. However, facing Taylor on May 20 will be her greatest challenge yet, especially considering Taylor's previous victory over her in the amateur code.
While Cameron may be labelled the villain in front of a partisan crowd, the timing of this fight could work to her advantage. Taylor's gruelling battle with Amanda Serrano likely took a toll on the undisputed lightweight champion, leaving her somewhat worn and fatigued. Additionally, Taylor's move up in weight raises questions about her ability to compete at this level.
A Step Too Far For Taylor?
Although Amanda Serrano may possess more star power, Cameron represents an even tougher challenge for Taylor. From the moment they enter the ring to the early rounds, the audience will gauge Cameron's composure, determining if she can handle the pressure or prove too formidable to overcome.
Down the stretch, it is expected that Cameron's compact, powerful, accurate style, coupled with her remarkable toughness, will ultimately cause significant damage to Taylor. While it may seem audacious to bet against Katie Taylor on Irish soil, this particular challenge appears to be one hurdle too many for the esteemed champion.
Fight Night Undercard
- Terri Harper vs. Cecelia Braekhus; For Harper's WBA women's super-welterweight title
- Dennis Hogan vs. James Metcalf; Super-welterweight
- Gary Cully vs. Jose Felix; Lightweight
- Thomas Carty vs. Jay McFarlane; Heavyweight
- Caoimhin Agyarko vs. Grant Dennis; Super-welterweight
- Maisey Rose Courtney vs. Kate Radomska; Flyweight
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