Hearn 'not happy' with Cameron 'embarrassment' remarks after Taylor rematch

Hearn 'not happy' with Cameron 'embarrassment' remarks after Taylor rematch

Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn has responded to comments made by Chantelle Cameron after her fight with Katie Taylor in November.

Taylor, who is represented by Hearn, won by a majority decision in Dublin on November 25. However, Cameron expressed dissatisfaction with the referee and criticised Hearn's behaviour during the fight.

Speaking to BBC Look East last week, Cameron said, "They always knew I was a threat against Katie Taylor, and that's what happened in the first fight when you see Eddie nearly crying when I actually beat her. In the second fight, in the celebrations, he forgot I was his fighter as well.

"He was jumping up and down, happy. Obviously, they've had a great story together and a great journey, but they represent me as well. I want the trilogy, but it's hard to work with someone who does that to you. I respect him as a promoter; I became undisputed [champion] under him, but that [Hearn celebrating Taylor's win] was a little bit cruel and embarrassing for me as well."

Hearn has now responded to Cameron's comments, referencing the support he provided throughout her career. "I wasn't happy with the comments. I like Chantelle. She never seems to be happy with the job we've done," he told iFL TV

"Sometimes we sit down, and I say, 'We got you a world title fight behind closed doors, which was very difficult to do, you won that. Then we got you a defence in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay or MGM, wherever it was.

"Then I created a tournament just for you to get you undisputed. Then in that first fight, Dillian Whyte pulled out, and I kept that show on to headline with you at the 02, costing me several hundred thousand pounds of losses to keep the show on. Then the tournament fell through because Kayleigh Reece effectively retired, and I got you a voluntary defence, which was difficult to put on. Then I got you an undisputed shot in Abu Dhabi against Jessica McCaskill for a lot of money.

"Then I got you two life- and career and legacy-defining fights with Katie Taylor back-to-back and made millions of pounds. I don't know what else we can do."

The aim now is to arrange a third fight between Taylor and Cameron in Croke Park. There is interest from both fighters and Hearn to have the trilogy bout there. Hearn is confident about making it happen if the numbers and parties align.

"If everyone is sensible with the numbers, I believe we'll get that fight made," he added. "There's no hard feelings between myself and Chantelle. I watched the interview, and I was just like, 'Wow,' but it's boxing. We don't all have to go out and have mince pies together, but we want to do good business together."