Undisputed super-lightweight champion Chantelle Cameron has called for her upcoming rematch against Katie Taylor to be contested over 12x3 rounds following Amanda Serrano’s forthcoming contest against Danila Ramos on October 27, set to be fought over the men’s championship distance. According to the official press release, Serrano will be defending her super-featherweight titles but will not see her WBC title on the line against Ramos.
Women’s championship fights are contested over ten rounds of two minutes in length. However, the ten-round rule has only been in use since 2014 following the WBC decision to reduce the length of female championship contests from twelve rounds to the now accustomed ten. Furthermore, the round duration dropped from three minutes to the traditional two minutes.
At the time of the decision, the WBC stated that women’s menstruation cycle was a primary reason why the organisation believes it is unsafe for female fighters to contest 12x3 rounds, along with a blanket statement that ‘Women are physically inclined to have concussions, much more than men.
The WBC also stated in 2014 that they would not sanction any female championship contest which does not adhere to their 10x2 ruling.
Cameron, who defends her undisputed super-lightweight title on November 25 for the second time against Taylor, spoke on social media that she wishes to follow Serrano’s footsteps and step up to 12x3’s against Taylor.
“Throwing it out there after seeing that announcement Serrano v Ramos fighting 12x3 minute rounds,” Cameron stated Wednesday. “I say me [versus Katie Taylor] should follow that and fight 3-minute rounds for the rematch. Spice it up a little.”
Serrano replied to Cameron that she had previously attempted to face Taylor over twelve rounds and wanted to have their fight-of-the-year contender on April 30, 2022, over the full championship distance.
“I tried, hun,” Serrano replied to Cameron. “She didn’t want it. Not all are cut out of the task. Good luck.”