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England’s Chantel Cameron suffered her first professional defeat of Katie Taylor to defend her bantamweight world titles
Dublin witnessed a momentous occasion when undisputed world lightweight champion Katie Taylor stepped into the ring looking to make history by becoming a two-weight world champion in her home city. However, it was England’s Chantel Cameron who emerged victorious, handing Taylor her first professional loss. The highly-anticipated bout showcased the stamina, skill and determination of both fighters, ultimately ending in a brutal fight that went the distance.
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— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) May 20, 2023
Cameron wins a fierce battle
After 10 intense two-minute rounds, Chantel Cameron earned a hard-fought victory over Katie Taylor, winning by majority decision. The judges’ scores read 96-94, 96-94 and 95-95, reflecting the highly contested nature of the bout. Cameron’s calculated strategy and precise execution played a key role in his success as he withstood Taylor’s relentless attacks and landed powerful shots of his own.
Taylor’s view. Reflecting on a rough night
Speaking on DAZN, the post-fight interview platform, a gracious Katy Taylor conceded defeat, expressing gratitude for her fans’ unwavering support. Although disappointed with the result, Taylor showed his sportsmanship by congratulating Cameron and appreciating the opportunity. Looking ahead, Taylor is looking forward to a rematch, determined to rectify his performance and reaffirm his victory.
Taylor’s comments. close combat
When asked about the close nature of the fight, Taylor replied: “I’m not sure [if it was a close fight]. I have to look back on it.” Despite the loss, Taylor’s confidence remained intact as he took in his opponent’s speed and skills. He insisted he had anticipated the challenges Cameron presented, but ultimately the night fell flat. However, Taylor’s unwavering spirit and competitive drive were evident as she expressed her desire to meet Cameron once more in the future.
Rematch on the Horizon
Promoter Eddie Hearn, speaking on DAZN, confirmed the existence of a rematch clause in the fight’s contract, ensuring a rematch between Taylor and Cameron will take place. Hearn offered his congratulations to both fighters for an engaging display of sport. He emphasized the closeness of the contest and confirmed that the result was a fair reflection of the intensity of the fight. Looking ahead, Hearn revealed that a rematch is set for the fall, signaling Taylor’s particular focus on saving himself and regaining his champion status.
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