ENGLISH FIGHTER Chantelle Cameron has claimed that she would be more than willing to fight Ireland's Katie Taylor in Dublin on May 20 this year.
Taylor was meant to fight her long-time rival Amanda Serrano in Dublin, but the Puerto Rican will not make the rematch because of a training injury.
Bray native Taylor has a list of options for her next fight, which includes the likes of Natasha Jonas and Cameron herself.
Eddie Hearn closing in on deal for 'amazing fight' between Katie Taylor and Chantelle Cameron @chantellecam @MatchroomBoxing @DAZNBoxing https://t.co/TeygVWUKKM pic.twitter.com/cNH0E367Rf
— Northampton Chron (@ChronandEcho) March 6, 2023
Speaking to the media this week Taylor's promoter Eddie Hearn said," She [Cameron] is undisputed at 140lbs, it is a tremendous fight and Katie Taylor, looking at the Amanda Serrano injury, said ‘I want to fight May 20th’.
We have planned that homecoming, the 3 Arena is available, Chantelle came straight back and said ‘yeah, we want to do it’. We have got to agree the money on both sides, but we are not a million miles away.”
“I think it could be a tougher fight than Amanda Serrano, Chantelle is the bigger fighter, she is very aggressive, she punches very hard, and she has believed for a long time that she wins that fight.”
“I believe that there is a good chance that we could get Taylor-Cameron over the line next week.”
Taylor herself also sent shots to the Northampton fighter
Taylor posted on social media on Thursday: “Let’s get it done @EddieHearn, this homecoming has waited long enough!
“@3ArenaDublin is available so let’s give Ireland a night to remember on May 20th.
“Let’s go @ChanCam91, happy to move up in weight for the opportunity to become a two-weight undisputed champ.”
Cameron has now responded to the callout from Taylor
"I saw it and I thought, do you know what, she deserves that homecoming. Obviously, I've always wanted to fight Katie. Who doesn't? If you're around Katie's division, you want to challenge yourself against Katie because she's the best of the best.
"My whole career has been around fighting Katie and getting the opportunity, so I'll jump at the chance.
"What she's done for women's boxing, the right thing for her to do is fight in Dublin. I don't know why it has taken this long because she's been boxing all over but never actually in Ireland. She deserves that homecoming and if it means putting all my belts up, then so be it. I believe in myself enough to get in there and put everything on the line.
Fight details will be announced in due course.