A Katie Tayl0r-Chantelle Cameron rematch at 140 pounds staged at the 3Arena sounds all but inevitable after Taylor's promoter Eddie Hearn spoke to Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour on Monday evening.
The Matchroom head honcho said that a rematch against the undisputed super lightweight champion is the fight that Taylor wants next, instead of a rematch with Amanda Serrano or a fight against Mikaela Mayer.
You lose again it could be retirement. Back-to-back defeats at this stage in your career........ For Katie you’ve got the Serrano fight there, but right now the Serrano fight is right at the back of her mind.
All she’s thinking about is Chantelle Cameron and revenge. Beat Chantelle Cameron and you have Serrano and all these other fights. Lose to Chantelle Cameron, you could maybe come back down and rematch Serrano at 135 but you’re coming off two defeats.
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When asked about whether the fight would take place at Croke Park or the 3Arena, Hearn sounded far more interested in a return to the Docklands venue.
Maybe, I mean again it depends on timing. September’s kind of the latest that you can have that fight.
I think a stadium would be fun, but it was pretty good in there on Saturday, I loved the arena, just unbelievable.
And one of the things I enjoyed most about Saturday was it was a 9,000 arena, at 6.30/6.45 we had 7,000 people in. The main event was at 10.30/10.45.
Hearn also said 140 pounds was 'most likely' for the fight.
He added that Cameron would receive the usual honours of a champion in a rematch - honours that went to Taylor for her homecoming such as having her name first in the bill and walking out to the ring second.
Taylor lost by majority decision to a younger, stronger fighter on Saturday night. While two judges scored the fight 96-94 to Cameron, she was a comfortable winner and Taylor will face an incredibly stern test in a rematch.
Katie Taylor did not speak to media after the fight and has not commented since her initial remarks in the ring after Cameron's hand was raised.