Cameron full of confidence ahead of rematch with Taylor

Chantelle Cameron (18-0, 8KOs) is full of confidence after speaking at the media workout ahead of her rematch with Katie Taylor (22-1, 6KOs) at the 3Arena, Dublin in Ireland. 

Cameron earned the opportunity to face the previously undefeated and current undisputed lightweight champion Taylor in May of this year, which acted as Taylor’s homecoming and debut boxing as a professional in the Republic of Ireland. 

Cameron upset the oddsmakers by claiming a narrow majority decision in the original encounter with Taylor, earning two scores of 96-94 against one even scorecard of 95-95 to retain her undisputed super-lightweight title. 

The current undisputed champion insisted that she did not box her best in the original encounter and expects her performance to improve regardless of what changes Taylor decides to implement. 

“I’m feeling full of confidence,” declared Cameron. “Obviously, been there, done that in May, and now I’m coming back here. I’ve kind of had a taste of what it’s all about. I’ve put all of the work in. I’ve done everything that has been asked of me, and I’m fitter and stronger than I’ve ever been. I’m just in a good place. No matter what happens on Saturday night, I know that I’ve got no excuses. I’m the best version I can be.

“I always knew I was wrong for Katie Taylor. That’s why I always wanted the fight. Nothing changes now. I think all that changes is that Katie is going to come in desperate to get that revenge, and I’m coming in knowing that I can beat her, and I beat her not on my best night either. So I’m coming in there full of confidence, knowing that it’s going to be a more convincing win for me. The blueprint is there, but I’m going to make sure it’s better this time. I didn’t box my best.

“Me at my best and everything I’ve been doing in the gym, I’m too much for Katie Taylor. I’m too stubborn, my work rate is too high, I’m too strong and I’m too big. I know that I’ve never been this fit. As long as I do on Saturday what I’ve been doing, then Katie isn’t going to stand a chance. I’m going to be all over her like a rash! On May 20th, I was in awe of Katie Taylor. This time, I’m not in awe of her. I’ve already beat her, so now I’m coming here, defending my belts and it’s more now for me that I’m cementing my own career. I know that this can open up doors for me. I’m going in there full of spite and full of aggression, knowing that I’ve just got to finish the job here.”