Chantelle Cameron: "I have to make sure I make it a convincing win"

Chantelle Cameron: "I have to make sure I make it a convincing win"

Chantelle Cameron believes that her fight with Katie Taylor must not go to a points decision if she is to beat Katie Taylor for the Super Lightweight division in the 3Arena this weekend.

The Northampton native comes into the fight as the current undisputed light-welterweight champion, having held the WBC title since 2020, the IBF and Ring magazine titles since 2021, and the WBA and WBO titles since November 2022.

Her fight record stands at 22-0-(6 KOs), and that record will be put to the test this weekend in Dublin when she faces Taylor for her belts.

In Taylor's 22 professional fights, 16 have gone the way of decision. This happened against Karen Elizabeth Carabajal in October and Amanda Serrano in April of the same year.

Cameron, who is the heavier fighter, believes that she will have to produce a "convincing" win on Saturday when the pair clash.

Dublin , Ireland - 20 March 2023; Katie Taylor, left, and Chantelle Cameron face off with promoter Eddie Hearn,(Photo By David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

"In all honesty, we've seen it three times with Katie. She's had very close fights where she has got the nod. It could have been a draw [against Serrano] or easily gone the other way. That is a concern. But it is out of my hands. I can't control that.

"If something is not in my control, I won't let it eat me up. I just have to make sure I do what I know I can do. As much as it's a massive task ahead of me, I have to make sure I make it a convincing win as well. I have to try not to make it close rounds.

"Serrano was very close. It could have gone either way. If Serrano had won, you wouldn't have argued it. If it was a draw, you wouldn't have argued it. In the Delfine Persoon fight and Serrano, I definitely saw flaws I could pick up on."

The main event is set to get underway at 7p.m. BST with the main event ring walks scheduled for 10:31p.m. BST.

The Katie Taylor vs. Chantelle Cameron fight is available on DAZN in Ireland and more than 200 countries.

Taylor v Cameron undercard

  • Katie Taylor vs. Chantelle Cameron; For Cameron's IBF, WBA, WBC and WBO women's super lightweight titles
  • Terri Harper vs. Cecelia Braekhus; For Harper's WBA women's super-welterweight title
  • Dennis Hogan vs. James Metcalf; Super-welterweight
  • Gary Cully vs. Jose Felix; Lightweight
  • Thomas Carty vs. Jay McFarlane; Heavyweight
  • Caoimhin Agyarko vs. Grant Dennis; Super-welterweight
  • Maisey Rose Courtney vs. Kate Radomska; Flyweight