Thursday, June 8, 2023

Chantel Cameron Ruined Katie Taylor’s Homecoming, Rematch Will Be Immediate

At a sold-out 3 Arena in Dublin, Ireland, with legendary martial artist Conor McGregor in attendance, English boxer Chantel Cameron was in charge of ruining Irish Katie Taylor’s homecoming evening by defeating her by majority decision and retaining her position . The Undisputed Super Lightweight Champion.

The judges voted 95–95, 96–94 and 96–94 in favor of the visitor, which was responsible for completing a “traumatic” evening for the Irish fans who flocked to the Arena and saw local fighters in the main bouts. Seen losing Event: Taylor, Gary Porter and Dennis Hogan.

When asked about the judges’ cards, Cameron said, “I was scared.” “I’ve seen it before in boxing, it’s happened to my team before. So yeah, I was scared that I wasn’t going to get a decision.”

“It was a close fight,” added the No. 7 fighter in the ESPN women’s pound-for-pound rankings, who will certainly climb the ranks after this win to No. 2 on the special list.

Over the course of 10 rounds, the Super Lightweight Champion kept up the pressure against the local fighter, the Undisputed Lightweight Champion, who moved up to 140 pounds to strip him of all four belts.

The difference in weight was noticeable. Chantel’s punches stunned her opponent, while Taylor at times looked tired and limped with her punches.

Taylor’s trainer, Ross Enmatt, repeatedly advised him in the breaks between rounds to avoid exchanging exchanges with Cameron. “Move around the ring. Use your feet and the dimensions of the ring. Score with your punches, but don’t stand still.”

Taylor tried but failed under the pressure of the 32-year-old, who was born, lives and trains in Northampton, England. “My strategy was to press all the time. And that’s what I did”

Cameron bet on accuracy over volume. The statistics provided by Compubox confirm their strategy. The winner threw twice as many punches (565) as Taylor (284). Cameron hit 141 for 25%, while Taylor hit 111 (39.1%).

When asked about the decision, Taylor said, “I’m not sure, to be honest.” “I have to go back and watch it. It was obviously a very, very close fight. Not that I wanted my homecoming to happen. But I’m so grateful for the support to be honest. Thank you Chantel An opportunity to fight for my belt. I hope to have a rematch. I came up short tonight.”

Eddie Hearn from Matchroom Boxing and the promoter of both fighters also said in the middle of the ring that it was a great fight, “It could have gone either way”, and that a rematch would be the next thing for each fighter. “The rematch will take place in Dublin later this year,” Hearn said.

Cameron improved his professional record to 18-0-0, 8 KO’s and coincidentally, recovered from the blowout he suffered against Tyler when they were amateur fighters in 2011. While Taylor was 22-1-0, 6 KO’s.

In November, Cameron defeated the current Welterweight Champion Jessica McCaskill to become the undisputed Super Lightweight Champion. This Saturday she defeated another undisputed champion, the lightweight queen, to defend her title against other great pound-for-pound fighters.

Cameron said she was “fed up with keeping my belt,” and added, “I want to go for more belts,” perhaps hinting that she may opt for a different fight or perhaps move to 135 pounds. May fall to 500 and challenge for Taylor’s belt.

Cameron will have his options.

Mexican Felix defeated Gary Porter

Boxer Jose Felix soiled ‘The Diva’ badge in his own home by knocking him out in the third round of an agreed lightweight bout against Irishman Gary Cooley.

An overhand right from Felix landed Porter in the face and sent him to the canvas. Barely into the third round, Coolie had no choice but to go into survival mode.

However, there was still plenty of time left in the round, and Felix went looking for his opponent. Bud made a second visit to the ring before the referee stopped the action at 2:34 minutes into the round when the local fighter was being punished badly and his corner threw in the towel, but the referee Did not heed the stoppage signal. ,

With this surprising result, Porter lost his professional undefeated streak after adding 16 unblemished appearances (16-1-0, 10 KO’s).

Meanwhile, Felix is ​​back to winning ways after two straight losses. He has now improved his record to 40-6-1, 31 KO’s.

Undercard results for May 20 at the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland (DAZN)

• Chantel Cameron G (DM-10/10) Katie Taylor; Cameron retains the Undisputed Super Lightweight Championship

• Gary Porter P (TKO-3/10) Jose Felix, lightweight

• Dennis Hogan P (DU-12/12) James Metcalfe, Metcalfe earns IBO super welterweight title

• Kevin Agyarko G (DU-10/10) Grant Dennis, middleweight

• Thomas Carty G (TKO-2/8) Jay McFarlane, Heavy

• Macy Rose Courtney G (PTOS-6/6) Kate Radomska, Moscow

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