Katie Taylor admits to 'nearly being emotional' in the first fight with Chantelle Cameron

Katie Taylor claimed a majority decision victory against Chantelle Cameron last nightin Dublin.

Taylor lost in the pair’s first collision this past May which saw Cameron retain her undisputed super lightweight titles. However, redemption was claimed by Taylor in the Irish capital in a Fight of the Year contender yesterday evening. 

“It has been amazing, even in the last time when I was stepping out I was nearly getting emotional.” Taylor said in the post fight press conference. “A couple of years ago I thought this was never going to happen. Here I was boxing here for the first time as a pro. The result didn’t go my way, but just to have the chance to box in my own country, every fighter wants that. To fight here in a sold out stadium is the stuff of dreams”

Taylor (23-1, 6 KOs) was hit with a gluttony of media obligations in her first fight with Cameron as the nation's hero returned home. This past week saw a much calmer media frenzy for Taylor as prepared for the rematch. 

“I just couldn’t wait to get in the ring to fight to be honest.” Taylor added. “I wasn’t thinking about the ringwalk, I just wanted to get into the ring and fight. I guess it was a long way since the last fight, I just wanted to get the fight on and win.

“Tonight is what makes it worthwhile for me. I saw Amy Broadhurst tonight. If I can inspire girls like Amy Broadhurst, I’ve done my job, I’m happy. She’s an amazing champion, she is going to be an amazing pro by the way, I can’t wait to see her as a pro. She is definitely going to be a world champion without a doubt. I’m excited to see her career and the rest of the young girls coming up as well. It is amazing.”