Cameron: I’m going in there to cause damage
September 18 2023
'Il Capo' says she didn't receive recognition for beating Taylor
Chantelle Cameron has told Matchroom’s Flash Knockdown podcast that she will beat Katie Taylor even more convincingly when they rematch for the undisputed Super-Lightweight marbles at the 3Arena in Dublin on Saturday November 25, live worldwide on DAZN.
Flash Knockdown – Season 3 Episode 5 is out now via all streaming platforms including Apple and Spotify by searching ’The Matchroom Boxing Podcast’ or by listening on the following link
Northampton’s Cameron (18-0, 8 KOs) handed undisputed Lightweight World Champion Taylor the first defeat of her career to remain undisputed ruler at 140lbs when they met on an historic night at the sold-out 3Arena back in May.
Despite coming into the fight defending her belts, Cameron was seen as a major underdog for Taylor’s first fight in Ireland in her seven-year professional career – but the 32-year-old Brit stunned the home crowd by scoring a majority decision win over their hero.
‘Il Capo’s’ monumental win was one of the best ever ‘away’ performances from a British fighter, but the undefeated star feels she didn’t receive enough recognition or credit for beating arguably the greatest female fighter of all time.
The former Team GB standout has the bit between her teeth for November’s huge rematch and will be aiming to close the show in spectacular fashion, hinting that she will adopt a more aggressive approach for her second meeting with the Irish legend.
“I don’t think it was that much of a close fight where it needed a rematch to be honest,” said Cameron. “There were a few close rounds but I comfortably won. I’ve done it once, I’ve got to do it again and prove it wasn’t just an off night for Katie… But I wasn’t at my best either, that’s what motivates me.
“Me and Jamie have said multiple times three minute rounds would suit me. That would be insane if me and Katie did that in Dublin. If Serrano’s pushing it, why can’t we?
“I don’t think I got the recognition for beating Katie. This is still Katie’s show, it’s her homecoming again but it was important for me to have the ringwalk second. The first one was a long time, I was waiting in the ring for ages.
“This fight is going to be completely different. As much as I respect Katie out of the ring, inside those ropes there’s zero respect. I have a bit of spite for this and I’m going in there to cause damage. I know how to beat Katie, I know she can’t hurt me. I’m bigger, stronger and I’m going to be a lot more aggressive.”
Tickets go on sale to Matchroom Fight Pass Members on Monday September 25, Matchroom Priority on Tuesday September 26 and General Sale Wednesday September 27 all at midday priced €80, €100, €140, €250, €500, €750 & €1000 VIP via Ticketmaster & StageFront.