Undisputed super-lightweight world champion, Chantelle Cameron, has revealed that her wishes to drop down to lightweight to challenge for a second undisputed title opportunity in her contractually obligated rematch against Katie Taylor have been denied, according to herself. Furthermore, she has also revealed that she also must return to Ireland to face arguably Ireland’s most popular cross-platform sporting icon in Taylor.
Cameron upset the bookmakers and broke Irish hearts with a career-best and ultimately dominating showing against Taylor on May 17th, despite the judges ruling the contest much closer than what popular opinion within the industry suggested. Cameron would claim a majority decision with two scores of 96-94 against one even score of 95-95.
Promoter Eddie Hearn’s, post-fight comments on May 17th, already conceded that Cameron would have to return to the emerald isle if Taylor was to enforce her contractually obligated rematch, which Cameron, which is being targeted for the Autumn, according to Hearn. No official date has been announced at of publication regarding the rematch between Cameron & Taylor.
Speaking on social media, Cameron made it clear that she wanted to rematch Taylor, but for the undisputed lightweight champion to risk her titles against Cameron and reciprocate what Cameron did by allowing Taylor to fight for the undisputed title which Cameron holds. Cameron has insisted that Taylor has been unwilling to risk her 135lb titles. Cameron has suggested that following the rematch with Taylor, she will turn her attention towards Natasha Jonas, the current IBF welterweight champion, as a future possible opponent.
“My goal is to become undisputed in two weight divisions . If the rematch happens against KT (Katie Taylor), I have to defend my belts at 140 (lbs) again in Ireland so hopefully, I’ll wait to get a shot at another weight next year, hopefully against Natasha Jonas.”
Jonas & Cameron were amateur teammates on the GB amateur set-up and have sparred as professionals at varying points of their respective pro careers to date.