Katie Taylor will return to the 3Arena in Dublin on Saturday November 25 for a rematch with her conqueror from May, Chantelle Cameron.
Taylor remains the Lightweight Champion of the World and this fight will once again be at the higher weight of Super Lightweight so it is Cameron with her titles on the line.
She was a worthy winner back in May and the Taylor camp will be hoping that the later than ideal switch to Cameron as an opponent and the rise in the weight at which the boxers were then fighting will give room for her to improve and bridge the gap.
“Last time out I pulled off one of the best ever away wins against the best female fighter on the planet,” said Cameron. “To go over to Ireland for her homecoming with my belts on the line and beat her was a brilliant experience, but beating her on November 25 will surpass that as I know what to expect now.”
“I’ve boxed at that high level with a huge amount of pressure on me and the crowd against me. Going into November 25 I’m more than prepared this time. I know what it feels like now and I’m going to go in there with more aggression and energy and I’m confident of getting the job done in better fashion.”
“I’m going to be a lot better in the rematch. In the gym we’re correcting mistakes that I’ve made. There were little things that I was doing during the first fight that led to me being headbutted a lot – that’s why my face was very bruised up at the end of the fight.”
“Going back to Ireland to beat Katie Taylor twice in a row will show that it wasn’t just a lucky night for me and an off night for Katie. I said it last time – I think I’m all wrong for Katie. I’m too big, I’m too strong and my will to win is too strong. I’m going to be there all night long. Katie picked the wrong fighter to fight.”
“I’m delighted the rematch has been made and really can’t wait for another huge night in November,” replied Taylor. “I relish challenges like this and these are the occasions I live for.”
“Strap yourselves in for another electric night at the 3Arena in Dublin as Chantelle Cameron and Katie Taylor run it back for Super-Lightweight supremacy on Saturday November 25,” said Matchroom Sport Chairman Eddie Hearn.
“The atmosphere inside that arena was one of the loudest and most special that I’ve ever experienced in all my years in this sport and I expect November 25 to be even better.”
“Last time out Chantelle Cameron proved that she in one of the very best female fighters on the planet by handing Katie Taylor her first loss in the professional ranks. Katie will be desperate to avenge that loss but Chantelle is determined to prove that it wasn’t a one off. Don’t miss this one, live and exclusive around the world on DAZN.”
“Another massive fight to add to our ever growing autumn schedule”, said Alfie Sharman, VP, DAZN. “There is nothing more dangerous than a motivated Katie Taylor and after being defeated for the very first time in her pro career to a modern day great in Chantelle Cameron I am expecting fireworks. Tune in November 25 to watch live and exclusive only on DAZN.”
Sport for Business Perspective
The stadium filled last time out but with the last of the seats not going until the week before. It was taking place on the same day as the Heineken Champions Cup Final featuring Leinster which may have been a boost or a drag on sales but the second time around will have a clearer run. It is not the Croke Park extravaganza that had been hoped for only a year ago but it will still be a special night for boxing in the City and for the most popular Sporting Star to emerge from Ireland in the last decade.