Jamie Moore expects Taylor to improve much better in rematch against Cameron

Trainer Jamie Moore believes that undisputed super-lightweight world champion Chantelle Cameron (18-0) can improve the performance she produced last time out against Katie Taylor (22-1, 6KOs) ahead of this weekend’s rematch between the pair. 

Cameron would travel to Dublin last May and outpoint Taylor on the judge’s scorecards in securing a majority decision points win over Taylor, with the event acting as Taylor’s homecoming and boxing in the Republic of Ireland for the first time in her professional career. 

An observation which was apparent in May was Cameron’s guarded nature in the final preparations on fight week for the original contest, seemingly being overlooked by many with significant emphasis on Taylor and seemingly expecting to defeat the talented Cameron handily,

Cameron did not read the script and is expressing herself as equal to Taylor with her status as champion and being credited with the victory last time out. Cameron has cut a confident but cool and calculated figure, with Moore believing that Cameron can perform much better but is also expecting Taylor to perform better, 

“We try and keep that. That’s a generic thing in terms of how we run things. Nice and relaxed, cool, calm and collected,” Moore said at the final pre-fight press conference.

“Chantelle performed last time under a hell of a lot of pressure. It was a fantastic atmosphere. I expect it to be probably an even better atmosphere this time because I’m anticipating everybody is going to get behind Katie and really try and back her. I’m expecting Katie to perform better. i also expect Chantelle to perform better.”

Cameron and Moore watched the original contest back for the first time approximately two weeks ago, according to Moore. This task apparently made Cameron ‘cringe’ but agrees with Cameron’s comments earlier this week that there is things which she can improve on. 

 “We sat down about ten weeks ago and watched the fight back together for the first time,” Moore said. “We both agreed by about halfway through that she could perform way better than she has been doing. Where I wanted her to be by the end of camp, she actually surpassed that and she’s much better than i anticipated she could be.

“She seems like she’s really coming into her prime now. I expect it to be a better fight than last time because we expect Katie to come but I expect Chantelle to come out on top.”