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Cameron Questions Scoring Of Katie Taylor Bouts Ahead Of Title Fight

Cameron Questions Scoring Of Katie Taylor Bouts Ahead Of Title Fight
Eoin Harrington
By Eoin Harrington
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Katie Taylor's massive title fight against Chantelle Cameron is mere days away, with the Irish boxer fighting on home soil as a professional for the first time.

Already the undisputed lightweight champion of the world, Taylor will take on undisputed light-welterweight champion Cameron at the 3Arena on Saturday, moving up a weight in one of the biggest challenges yet of her professional career.

Her fight against Amanda Serrano this time last year currently holds that moniker, and Taylor passed the test with flying colours after coming through a memorable fight to defend her world titles.

Saturday night will be one of the biggest in the recent history of Irish boxing - and Chantelle Cameron has ramped up the hype for the fight with the first mind games being thrown out.

Speaking to the media this week ahead of the title fight in the 3Arena, Cameron said she would "be lying" if she said she did not have concerns over the judging of the fight, saying she wanted to ensure that the fight was a "no-brainer" for the judges.

Katie Taylor v Chantelle Cameron: English fighter does not want to leave matchup in hands of judges


Katie Taylor has gone from strength to strength since going professional in the aftermath of the 2016 Summer Olympics.

She gradually amassed a collection of championship belts, before finally becoming undisputed world champion with a dramatic victory over Delfine Persoon at Madison Square Gardens in 2019.


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1 June 2019; Katie Taylor is announced victorious by referee Sparkle Lee after her Undisputed Female World Lightweight Championship fight with Delfine Persoon at Madison Square Garden in New York, USA. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

That fight against Persoon saw more than a few eyebrows raised at the scorecard, which saw Taylor win on points despite landing 103 punches to Persoon's 116. However, Taylor landed a higher percentages of punches thrown than her opponent.


Taylor has since defended her crown in several dramatic fights, most notably against Amanda Serrano last April.

Speaking ahead of their huge fight in Dublin on Saturday night, Chantelle Cameron said that the points debate from the Persoon fight was playing on her mind, and said she wanted to leave the judges in no doubt:

I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t [have concerns].

I've seen it a couple of times with Delfine and Amanda. Very, very close fights that could have gone either way. Katie got the nod.

I’ve got a massive task ahead of me but that’s what I’m in boxing for, big challenges. One that I think that as long as I do what I’m told do, what I’m prepared to do then it’s a no-brainer. I’m going to be victorious no matter what and won’t leave it in anyone’s hands.

If Katie Taylor wins on Saturday night, she will be only the third person in history to hold the undisputed champion moniker at two different weight divisions simultaneously, in what could be an historic night for Irish boxing.


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