- The Katie Taylor vs Chantelle Cameron 2 fight ended in victory for Taylor who avenged her first pro loss at an electric Dublin arena
- With the victory, Taylor took Cameron’s super-lightweight belts and became a two-weight undisputed champion
The Katie Taylor vs Chantelle Cameron 2 fight ended in victory for Taylor who avenged her first pro loss at an electric Dublin arena. One judge scored the thrilling bout a draw while the other two scored 98-92, 96-92 in Taylor’s favour.
With the victory, Taylor took Cameron’s super-lightweight belts and became a two-weight undisputed champion. The 37-year-old walked away with Cameron’s WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO junior welterweight belts. She also is undisputed in the lightweight division.
Katie Taylor joins Claressa Shields as the only female boxers to become undisputed champion in two weight classes. In the men’s category, Terence Crawford is the only fighter to win undisputed championships in two different weights in the four-belt era.
Saturday’s win was a crucial one for Taylor as she collected more accolades, not just in Cameron’s belts but in avenging a loss for the first time.
Taylor had suffered defeat against Cameron the first time they met earlier this year. Cameron won the fight that took place in May by majority decision as the judges scored 96-94, 96-94, 95-95 in her favour. The Briton outpunched Taylor that day, but it was a different story in the rematch.
Cameron’s victory over Taylor in the first fight was a major blow to the Irish star, emotionally and professionally. Speaking after the decision win over Cameron on Saturday, Taylor spoke on how things have been difficult on her side since the fight against her British opponent that took place in May.
“That was the longest six months of my life. This was my real homecoming tonight. Whoever wrote me off don’t know me very well. Don’t ever doubt me. Tonight you saw the real me, and no one can beat me like that. You learn most from your failures. That’s where your growth comes from. Never give up.” Taylor said in the ring after winning the Katie Taylor vs Chantelle Cameron 2 fight, as per ESPN.
In front of a frenzied crown at the 3 Arena, Katie Taylor (23-1, 6 KOs) was much improved from the last time she fought Cameron. Oupointed by Cameron in May, Saturday’s victory extinguishes talk about Taylor being ready for retirement at the age of 37.
How Katie Taylor Vs Chantelle Cameron 2 Went Down
Just like their first fight in May, the 3Arena was almost full more than two hours before the main event. Irishmen Thomas Carty, Paddy Donovan and Gary Cully recorded victories in the preliminary matches before the main event.
Earlier this year, Taylor’s entrance took time as she soaked in her first experience on home soil as a professional. This time, she was already on her way to the ring before the traditional pre-fight taster ‘Sweet Carolina’ had stopped playing. She didn’t linger around too much as she went straight through the ramp and through the ropes.
Taylor showed no emotion as all she wanted was to avenge her first professional loss. The home favourites started aggressively in the first round, with the crowd roaring behind every punch she threw.
After a promising first round, Taylor began to fall short, which allowed Cameron to get into the match. But when Cameron did attack, Taylor responded with punches of her own.
The best round of the Katie Taylor Vs Chantelle Cameron 2 bout was the seventh as both fighters were equally brilliant. They both exchanged furious punches, with neither taking a backward step.
The fight then shifted to being caught at close range, with a lot of holding in the eighth round. Taylor looked tired in the ninth round but she held on to the final round. Cameron finished the fight with blood smeared across most of her face from the wound on her forehead.