WBC to allow Taylor to decide her own future following redemption win over Cameron

The World Boxing Council will ultimately allow Katie Taylor to decide her future following her success this past weekend in defeating Chantelle Cameron and becoming a two-weight reigning undisputed world champion. 

Taylor (23-1, 6KOs) overturned her maiden defeat to Cameron (18-1, 8KOs) last May with an accomplished performance to claim victory courtesy of a majority decision in Dublin at the 3 Arena, the scene of Cameron’s success in derailing Taylor’s homecoming.

Taylor would claim scores of 98-92 and 96-94 against one even scorecard of 95-95 and become the undisputed super-lightweight champion alongside her current reign of holding all of the major titles at lightweight simultaneously.

Questions remain as to which weight class Taylor will campaign at moving forward with her career, which will most likely involve a major stadium fight at Croke Park GAA stadium or the Aviva/Lansdowne Road Stadium at some point in 2024. 

Caroline Dubois, the current number one contender courtesy of the WBC and the IBF rating systems, spoke on social media for a fight with Taylor in the immediate aftermath of Taylor’s contest with Cameron. 

“I want that fight! Let me at her,” Dubois stated on X, previously known as Twitter. 

However, WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman is so far refusing to force Taylor into a decision about her future, allowing Taylor to reflect on her crowning moment and praising both Taylor and Cameron for their participation in the contest while suggesting that both fighters face each other again in the future to make a trilogy of fights between each other. 

“We have no issue at this moment. We’re not going to pressure. Let them [Taylor and Cameron] take a very well-deserved rest, and we will see. We will communicate to see what are the intentions for the future,” Sulaiman told Sky Sports.

“Let her enjoy the moment. Why rush into something? She’s champion in two divisions right now. She and Chantelle Cameron gave the world an unbelievable match. They might do it again. If I was a promoter, I would do it at lightweight for both divisions. Let them enjoy the moment and we will see down the road.”