After accepting a challenge from undisputed lightweight champion Katie Taylor, Chantelle Cameron is ready to defend her titles in Dublin this Saturday night. The reigning undisputed super-lightweight champion, the undefeated Cameron is set to tangle with the also undefeated Taylor (22-0) at the 3Arena. With a record of 17-0, Cameron, who is a native of Northampton, England, is a world champion in two different weight classes and the current undisputed light-welterweight champion. Meanwhile, Taylor is a formidable foe who is also a two-weight world champion and an Olympic gold medalist, having won the lightweight boxing crown at the 2012 London Games.
For this article, SBS will be going over what to look for from each of these fighters, a predicted winner in the title match, along with more notes about boxing wagering.
An extremely decorated and talented fighter, Taylor has won a slew of accolades over her career, including five consecutive gold medals at the Women’s World Championships. As of this March, she is also ranked as the world’s best active female lightweight and also the best pound-for-pound female boxer by multiple outlets. One of Ireland’s most popular athletes, male or female, Taylor is known for her fast-paced and aggressive boxing style.
With an overall professional record of 22-0, the 36-year-old has won the majority of her pro bouts by way of decision with 16 victories. Moreover, this upcoming bout will be taking place in her home country of Ireland as she seeks to become a two-weight undisputed world champion. Indeed, a fighter that has been credited with raising the overall profile of women’s boxing around the world, Taylor is no stranger to high-stress situations.
Known as “Il Capo,” Cameron is another decorated fighter, being recognized as a world champion in two weight classes. In addition to being the current undisputed light-welterweight champion, Cameron has put together an impressive undefeated mark with eight knockout victories. In the past, she has won medals at the EU boxing championships, notching a silver medal in 2010 and a bronze in 2011. Moreover, Cameron is a well-rounded combat sports veteran with wins in muay thai and kickboxing in addition to boxing.
In the past, she has faced Taylor, most notably losing to her at the 2011 EU Championships in Katowice, Poland. Nonetheless, much has changed since then with Cameron accruing an impressive professional record and multiple world championships. Moreover, her last three fights have ended by way of unanimous decision with her last bout being for multiple light-welterweight titles. After her last fight in Abu Dhabi, a win over Jessica McCaskill, Cameron became the United Kingdom’s first undisputed female boxing world champion.
Prediction: With this contest taking place in Dublin, Taylor will be extremely amped up for this battle. That said, she is one of the most consistent and dominating fighters in the world and the spotlight will not be too bright for her as she knocks off Cameron.
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