Looks like Katie Taylor will never lose.
The Irish icon has dominated most of the competition during her remarkable career. And even in competitive games, the 2012 Olympic champion always finds a way to raise his hand.
She then played against Chantelle Cameron on May 20 in Dublin, near Taylor’s hometown of Bray. And in the end, Cameron’s record is still perfect.
The 32-year-old British woman pressured 36-year-old Taylor from the start and never gave up, eventually overtaking her more famous rival for victory. majority decision and retained his 140-pound belt in a melee fight.
Taylor (22-1, 6 KOs) did a great job of timing his punches as Cameron (18-0.8 KOs) moved forward but not well enough.
The score reflects the competitive nature of the game, 96-94, 96-94 and 95-95, but few would argue that Cameron did not win.
It’s an extraordinary feat considering what Cameron has to contend with: arguably the biggest female boxing star ever competing professionally in her hometown for the first time, which has further motivated her. Taylor and created a hostile environment for Cameron.
Sure enough, Taylor, the 135-pound champion, put on weight to challenge Cameron. But Taylor briefly held the 140-pound belt, and Cameron fought for most of her career as a 135-pound athlete. It’s not a physical mismatch.
Make no mistake: Cameron delivered a historic victory.
Taylor has indicated that she intends to implement the rematch clause in the contract the boxers signed. No matter what may have happened in that fight, Cameron can always proudly say that she took down a legend in the backyard of legends.
She deserves all the credit in the world.
Cameron Cameron then said, “Katie is a great fighter, the best female weightlifter out there, and I showed up for the occasion.”
She certainly did.