Katie Taylor Vs. Chantelle Cameron Confirmed For May 20th

Matchroom Boxing has announced that Katie Taylor, who currently holds the women’s lightweight undisputed titles, will be facing Chantelle Cameron, the undisputed junior welterweight champion, in the main event on May 20th, 2023, at 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland. 

Taylor, an undefeated boxer with a record of 22 wins and six knockouts, was originally set to have a rematch against Amanda Serrano, who holds the title of undisputed featherweight champion. 

However, the fight was delayed due to an injury to Serrano. Taylor had previously defeated Serrano in a controversial split decision during a sold-out fight at Madison Square Garden in New York, so there was much anticipation for the rematch. 

Taylor then took to her social media to call out Cameron. The latter accepted the challenge, and the fight was officially announced. 

“Once Serrano pulled out this was the natural fight to make. 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.”

In contrast, in November, Cameron successfully defended her WBC and IBF titles at 140 pounds and also won the vacant WBO and WBA titles in a fight against Jessica McCaskill in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. This victory made her the undisputed champion. 

“It feels surreal that the fight is actually happening. It feels like my whole professional career has been based around this fight and I never imagined it would actually happen for one reason or another.”

In the event of a Taylor or Cameron victory, either one would join Claressa Shields as the second female boxer to achieve undisputed championship titles in two separate weight categories. 

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