Dublin, Ireland – Irish boxing superstar Katie Taylor is set to make history on May 20th as she faces off against Chantelle Cameron in a highly anticipated homecoming bout at Dublin’s 3Arena. The undisputed lightweight world champion will be moving up in weight to take on England’s Chantelle Cameron, the undisputed junior welterweight title holder.
The fight has been long-awaited and proven to be controversial, with Taylor’s promoter Eddie Hearn unable to deliver on his promise of a Croke Park date for the champion’s first pro bout on home soil. The original opponent, Amanda Serrano, pulled out due to injury, leaving the card up in the air. However, the fight night is now very much back on, and Taylor will be creating history in the process.
This will be Cameron’s first time defending the undisputed title, which she claimed after a victory over Jessica McCaskill in Abu Dhabi late last year. The 31-year-old Cameron is 17-0 with eight knockouts and is expected to give Taylor a tough test.
“Once Serrano pulled out, this was the natural fight to make,” said Taylor. “It’s two undefeated, reigning undisputed world champions going up against each other, and I believe that’s the first time that’s ever happened in the modern era of the sport.”Katie Taylor
The fight has been eagerly anticipated by fans and has been talked about for a long time, with both fighters calling each other out on social media. Taylor is determined to put on a show for her home crowd and is looking forward to becoming a two-weight undisputed champion in Dublin on May 20.
“I’m no stranger to boxing away from home now, and to be going into Katie’s backyard for her homecoming is massive,” noted Cameron. “I know what I will be up against and that I am the underdog, but I relish that. The fight will be electric. We both are experienced, we are both game, and we are both coming to win.”Chantelle Cameron
Katie Taylor, a native of Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland, is widely considered one of the best female boxers of all time. She has a remarkable amateur record, which includes winning five consecutive gold medals at the European Amateur Boxing Championships and an Olympic gold medal at the 2012 London Games.
After turning professional in 2016, she quickly made a name for herself in the sport and has won numerous titles in the lightweight division, including being the undisputed lightweight champion since 2019. She has a perfect record of 22-0 with 6 knockouts.
“People have been talking about this fight for a long time now so I’m delighted it’s happening and I’m looking forward to becoming a two-weight Undisputed Champion in Dublin on May 20.”Katie Taylor
Chantelle Cameron, hailing from Northampton, England, has also had a successful amateur career before turning professional in 2017. She won a silver medal at the 2011 European Championships and competed in the 2012 London Olympics.
Cameron has a record of 17-0 with 8 knockouts and is the current undisputed super-lightweight champion, having won the title in 2021. She has successfully defended her title four times since then and is widely regarded as one of the top female boxers in the world.
“It feels surreal that the fight is actually happening. It feels like my whole professional career has been based around this fight and I never imagined it would actually happen for one reason or another. I know what I will be up against and that I am the underdog but I relish that. The fight will be electric. We both are experienced, we are both game and we are both are coming to win.Chantelle Cameron
Both fighters are promoted by Matchroom Boxing, which is one of the top boxing promoters in the world. Their shared promoter makes this fight all the more compelling, as the winner will be able to solidify their status as one of the top fighters in the sport.
The bout promises to be a historic one, with both fighters at the top of their game and looking to make a statement. Taylor will be looking to cement herself as the greatest female fighter on the planet, while Cameron aims to make her mark in women’s boxing and create her own legacy.
The fight has far-reaching implications for women’s boxing. The bout will see two undisputed champions, one from Ireland and one from England, face off in a highly anticipated fight that has captured the attention of the boxing world.
Both Taylor and Cameron are widely regarded as two of the best female fighters in the world and their clash will further elevate the sport of women’s boxing. The fact that they are both undisputed champions in their respective weight classes makes this fight even more significant.
This historic event has the potential to raise the profile of women’s boxing to new heights. As female boxers continue to struggle for recognition and equal pay in the sport, the attention garnered by this high-profile matchup could help to accelerate progress towards gender equality in boxing.
By showcasing their skills and determination in the ring, Taylor and Cameron will serve as role models for young girls and women around the world who aspire to compete in the sport of boxing. This fight is not just about two champions battling it out for the title – it’s also a symbol of the power and potential of women in sports.
In addition to the highly anticipated showdown between Taylor and Cameron, the May 20th event at Dublin’s 3Arena promises to be an unforgettable night of boxing. Tickets for the event are already selling quickly, with fans eager to witness history being made as Taylor attempts to become a two-weight undisputed champion.
The event schedule for the night will be action-packed, with a full undercard of exciting fights featuring some of Ireland’s top boxing talents. Doors for the event are set to open at 5:30 pm, with the first fight scheduled for 6:00 pm.
As the main event of the night, Taylor vs. Cameron is set to take place later in the evening, with a start time of approximately 9:00 pm. With both fighters bringing their A-game to the ring, fans can expect an electric atmosphere as they cheer on their favorite fighter.
The 3Arena, located in the heart of Dublin, is the perfect venue for this historic event. With a capacity of over 9,000, the arena is sure to be packed to the rafters with passionate boxing fans, all eager to see Taylor and Cameron battle it out for the undisputed title.
Overall, the May 20th event promises to be a night to remember for boxing fans in Ireland and around the world, as two of the sport’s top female fighters go head-to-head in what is sure to be an unforgettable bout.
Tickets for the event are expected to sell out fast, so fans are advised to book early to avoid disappointment. The fight will also be broadcast live on DAZN, allowing fans around the world to witness history being made.