K atie Taylor fights Chantelle Cameron tonight as she finally competes back in her native Republic of Ireland.
Tonight, Irishwoman Katie Taylor (22-0, 6 KOs), the undisputed lightweight champion is back home to Ireland, with 16 professional world title fights under her belt since she left to train in Connecticut back in 2016.
This time Matchroom Promotions has Katie lined up to defend her four junior welterweight titles (IBF, WBA, WBC, & WBO women’s super lightweight titles) at the 3Arena in Dublin against Chantelle ‘El Capo’ Cameron (17-0, 8 KOs), 31, from Northampton, England. Taylor plans to secure the title of undisputed champion at a second weight for her homecoming clash with Cameron.
Cameron told ESPN, “It will be hostile but it will give me a lift, make me more up for it, I’ve got no pressure on me, where as Katie has got all the pressure on her, they are all there to see her. People are overlooking me, it’s all about Katie’s homecoming, and I’m going to shock a lot of people by ruining that homecoming.”
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Venue: 3Arena, Dublin Date: Saturday, 20 May
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Ireland’s lightweight champion Katie Taylor will be hoping for a homecoming to remember when she faces England’s Chantelle Cameron at light-welterweight on Saturday.
Taylor will fight in Ireland for the first time as a professional as she attempts to become a two-weight undisputed world champion at Dublin’s 3Arena.
The 36-year-old is a London 2012 Olympic gold medallist and has won all 22 fights as a professional.
Cameron is also undefeated in 17 professional fights but, despite being the champion, heads into the fight as the underdog.
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Can the 32-year-old shock the sport and catapult herself into boxing stardom? Or will Taylor cement her legacy with a career-defining win?
The fight will be broadcast on BBC Radio 5 Live from 22:00 BST, while the BBC Sport website will have a live text commentary page, featuring all the build-up and undercard action from 21:00.
We have asked big names from the world of boxing for their opinions on the big fight.
Former super-featherweight champion Mikaela Mayer: “If you had five dollars and you had to, I would go with what’s on paper. I would go on facts, the history and I would go with Katie Taylor to make those adjustments and come out on top. Even if it’s by just a little bit, which she has done several times before. She pulls out those wins and steals those rounds and gets that W.”
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Heavyweight contender Frazer Clarke: “A great fight. I’m really looking forward to it. People are saying Taylor is on the slide and Chantelle has everything to prove. It’s a compelling fight but, in Ireland against Taylor who will be more than up for it, probably at her very best, I could see her rolling back the years. I’m going with Taylor on points.”
Olympic gold medallist and undefeated pro Lauren Price: “I’m really excited for the fight. Taylor is a phenomenal boxer, someone I’ve always looked up to. Cameron is great, a world champion. She’s game, can fight, is tough. It will be a close one. I can’t pick a winner. If Cameron can apply the pressure then she could catch Taylor. But you can’t take anything from Taylor. If it goes to points, especially in Ireland, she could win.”