Katie Taylor fights in Ireland for the first time as a professional as she bids to become a two-weight undisputed champion against Chantelle Cameron this weekend: Everything to know ahead of the bout
Katie Taylor returns to the ring this weekend in a thrilling encounter against Chantelle Cameron, in what will be the Bray Bomber’s first fight in Ireland as a professional.
The 36-year-old pound-for-pound star had intended to fight Amanda Serrano once again for her collection of lightweight belts, but with the Puerto Rican injured she instead climbs to super-lightweight to compete for Cameron’s straps.
Cameron, 32, has been calling for a bout against Taylor for numerous years. Yet, even she couldn’t have dreamed she would be doing so while defending her full set of world titles, which she claimed by beating Jessica McCaskill to become undisputed champion in November.
Taylor, who made history as she headlined Madison Square Garden alongside Serrano – who she beat – last year, is again chasing legacy in her bid to become a two-weight undisputed champion.
With the fight quickly approaching, Mail Sport breaks down everything you need to know including ring walk time and how to watch.
Katie Taylor (left) returns to the ring this weekend as she takes on Chantelle Cameron (right)
Taylor fights in Ireland for the first time as a professional as she bids to become a two-weight undisputed champion
When is Katie Taylor vs Chantelle Cameron?
The clash between Taylor and Cameron is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 20 at the 3Arena in Dublin.
The card is expected to get underway at 6pm, with main event ring walks scheduled for around 10pm for those in the UK (5pm ET), though that will of course depend on results beforehand.
There is also an abundance of action on the undercard, with Terri Harper involved as she defends her WBA super-welterweight belt against Cecilia Braekhus.
How to watch the fight
The fight, which will be a 10-round contest, will be broadcast live on DAZN.
It will be available to stream in over 200 countries across the globe, with Australia and New Zealand the notable exceptions.
Customers will be able to stream the fight via the app on their television, console, mobile, tablet or computer device. Fans can sign up for £9.99 per month.
Mail Sport will also be covering the fight live, so you can keep up-to-date with us.
Taylor vs Cameron: The key stats
Height: 5ft 5in
Height: 5 ft 8in
Taylor made history last year as she defeated Amanda Serrana at Madison Square Garden
The 36-year-old then defeated Karen Elizabeth Carabajal via unanimous decision in October
Cameron became undisputed super-lightweight champion by beating Jessica McCaskill
Fight card in full
- Katie Taylor vs Chantelle Cameron – for WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, IBO, and The Ring light-welterweight titles
- Terri Harper vs Cecilia Braekhus
- Dennis Hogan vs JJ Metcalf
- Gary Cully vs Jose Felix
- Caoimhin Agyarko vs Grant Dennis
- Thomas Carty vs Jay McFarlane
- Caoimhin Agyarko vs Grant Dennis
- Maisey Rose Courtney vs Kate Radomska
What’s been said?
Taylor, upon the announcement of the fight, insisted it was an obvious match-up to make following Serrano’s injury.
‘Once Serrano pulled out this was the natural fight to make,’ Taylor said. ‘It’s two undefeated, reigning undisputed world champions going up against each other and I believe that’s the first time that’s ever happened in the modern era of the sport.
‘People have been talking about this fight for a long time now so I’m delighted it’s happening and I’m looking forward to becoming a two-weight undisputed champion in Dublin on May 20.’
Taylor insists a fight against Cameron was the obvious choice following Serrano’s injury blow
Cameron, meanwhile, insists she’s going to take it to Taylor from the opening bell. ‘Jamie [Moore, her coach] says this is the fight where I can really be me,’ she explained.
‘There’s been other fights I’ve had to go on my back foot a little bit and he’s not really let me off the leash.
‘This fight he’s letting me off the leash and that’s why it’s going to be a good fight because people are really going to see what I can do.
‘I’ve been held back a little bit and you see it in the corner Jamie and Nigel are just shouting at me. I’m going all guns blazing from round one.’