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Chantelle Cameron Has 'Zero Respect' For Katie Taylor Inside Ring

20 May 2023; Katie Taylor, left, and Chantelle Cameron during their undisputed super lightweight championship fight at the 3Arena in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
By PJ Browne Updated
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Chantelle Cameron says that though she has plenty of respect for Katie Taylor outside of the ring, she has "zero respect" for the Irish fighter inside the ropes.

Earlier this year, Cameron handed Taylor her first defeat in professional boxing when she beat the Bray native in a super lightweight bout at the 3Arena in Dublin. They are set to renew acquaintances with a rematch in November.

"This fight is going to be completely different," Cameron told Matchroom Boxing's Flash Knockdown podcast.

"My mindset is different. My attitude is different. That's because I experienced what I experienced the first time around. I was against the golden girl in boxing. I had to get that experience to make me as confident as I am now.

"I've been in there with Katie. I've been to Ireland. I've experienced the crowd and their backing of Katie. In that fight, it got to me. I was listening to the crowd... I'd catch her with a combination and you could hear a penny drop.

"As much as I respect Katie out of the ring, in the ring there's zero respect. I've already beat her. I fight better when I've got a bit of spite in me. I've definitely got a bit of spite in me for this fight. I'm frustrated, got a bit of spite. I'm going in there to cause damage this time.

"Katie is very fast but her punches didn't hurt me. I'm not going in there to stop Katie but if the stoppage is there, the stoppage is there.


"This time I've got the confidence and I know how to beat Katie, and I know she can't hurt me. I think I'm just bigger and stronger. I'm going to be a lot more aggressive and I'm going to be a lot more spiteful with my shots."

20 May 2023; Chantelle Cameron after defeating Katie Taylor in their undisputed super lightweight championship fight at the 3Arena in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Cameron feels she did not get the recognition that she deserved for her victory over Taylor.

"I beat Katie Taylor and it's been brushed under the carpet a little bit. Nobody wants to talk about it," said the English fighter.


"I know for a fact that people weren't expecting me to win and people didn't want me to win. It was only my team around me like Jamie (Moore), Nigel (Travis) that really believed in me and thought we're going to do this and they wanted me to win.


"There were others... I've done something that they didn't want to happen. It's kind of like if we brush it under the carpet, no one's going to talk about it and it's not going to be recognised.

"At the same time, I've not helped myself. I've been putting myself out there, being at every show every weekend doing commentary, doing interviews. I've got myself to blame for that as well.

"I've not been given the recognition that could have happened for beating Katie. If it was any other boxer that beat Katie, it would have been here, there and everywhere. You would have been sick of hearing about it.


"I don't think it was that much of a close fight where it needed a rematch if I'm honest. There were some close rounds but I think I comfortably won.

"It would have been nice if some [of the rematch] was on my terms like maybe three-minute rounds or a neutral venue, or we all put our belts on the line. I just said it is what it is.

20 May 2023; Katie Taylor before her undisputed super lightweight championship fight with Chantelle Cameron at the 3Arena in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

"My motivation this time is I've been here once, I've got to do it again and make everyone see that it wasn't just an off night for Katie.

"I've seen a lot of people saying that it was an off night for Katie and it may have been but that wasn't the best Chantelle either so I know I can perform a lot better than that. I think we're both going to bring a whole new gameplan and I think we're going to be better than the last fight."


Cameron added she's happy that for the rematch, her ringwalk will come after her opponent's.

"I wanted to walk in second," she said.

"The first time, my ringwalk was rushed. It started when I was in the changing room. I had to get in the ring. When Katie's started, it felt like it would never end. At least this time, Katie can do her ringwalk and I'll be in the changing room with Jamie and not out in the crowd."

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