Katie Taylor could have been forgiven for taking a soft touch after pound-for-pound counterpart Amanda Serrano withdrew from their eagerly anticipated rematch due to injury. However, the Irish star has done the complete opposite and agreed terms to face undisputed super lightweight champ, Chantelle Cameron.
Taylor, 36, is coming off a unanimous decision win over Karen Elizabeth Carbajal in October. From there, the plan was to run things back against Serrano, whom Taylor outpointed last April in what was later named The Sporting News Fight of the Year.
“Once Serrano pulled out this was the natural fight to make,” said Taylor, who is undisputed at lightweight. “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.”
The 31-year-old Cameron had been earmarked for an April 1 title defense on the Anthony Joshua-Jermaine Franklin undercard in London. But when her name was thrown into the Taylor sweepstakes following Serrano’s withdrawal, it was music to the unbeaten champion’s ears.
“It feels surreal that the fight is actually happening,” said Cameron. “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.
“To successfully defend my belts against Taylor will be the icing on the cake for me. To become undisputed and then defend them against the pound-for-pound best in women’s boxing will really mark my place in women’s boxing and create my own legacy.”
The Sporting News now provides all the information currently available ahead of this battle of undisputed champions:
When is Katie Taylor vs. Chantelle Cameron?
- Date: Saturday, May 20 | Sunday, May 21
The Katie Taylor vs. Chantelle Cameron card begins at 7 p.m. BST, which is 2 p.m. ET. Here’s how that translates to different time zones globally:
|Region||Date||Main Card Start Time||Main Event Ring Walks (approx.)|
|USA and Canada (ET)||Saturday, May 20||2 p.m. ET||5:30 p.m. ET|
|USA and Canada (PT)||Saturday, May 20||11 a.m. PT||2.30 p.m. PT|
|UK and Ireland||Saturday, May 20||7 p.m. BST||10:30 p.m. BST|
|Australia||Sunday, May 21||4 a.m. AEST||7:30 a.m. AEST|
How to watch Katie Taylor vs. Chantelle Cameron?
Taylor vs. Cameron, plus undercard action, will be broadcast by DAZN worldwide.
|Region||TV channel||Live streaming|
|UK and Ireland||DAZN||DAZN|
Katie Taylor vs. Chantelle Cameron? price: How much does the card cost?
The Katie Taylor vs. Chantelle Cameron bout will be broadcast exclusively by DAZN worldwide (see below for pricing information).
- DAZN monthly subscription: $19.99 on a 12-month contract or $24.99 month-to-month in U.S./ $24.99 per month in Canada/ £9.99 in the U.K. on a 12-month contract or £19.99 month-to-month. £13.99 AUD in Australia
- DAZN annual subscription: $224.99 in U.S., $199.99 in Canada, £99.99 in the U.K.
Where is the Katie Taylor vs. Chantelle Cameron fight taking place?
The bout will be staged at the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland, which has an 8,000-seat capacity.
This will be the first time that Taylor, who has been a professional since 2016, has competed on Irish soil. This moment has been a long time coming for Ireland’s No. 1 boxing franchise and it promises to be a massive occasion.
What weight will Katie Taylor vs. Chantelle Cameron be held at?
This bout will take place at the super lightweight limit (140 pounds). Taylor moonlighted at this weight in 2019, when she picked up the WBO title at the expense of Christina Linardatou (UD 10). Following that victory, she vacated the title and returned to lightweight. Meanwhile, Cameron has been campaigning at super lightweight for the past four years and has a natural size advantage.
Is Katie Taylor vs. Chantelle Cameron a world title fight?
While both women are undisputed champions within their respective weight classes, it’s Cameron who will be defending her titles. The Northampton-based technician has been collecting belts since November 2020, and she’s on a remarkable run. Signature triumphs have come against Adriana dos Santos (UD 10), Mary McGee (UD 10), Victoria Bustos (UD 10), and Jessica McCaskill (UD 10).
Taylor has been a world champion since October 2017, and her Hall of Fame career has gone from strength to strength. Already a two-weight world champion, this pioneering superstar from Bray, Ireland, now bids to become double undisputed. Her notable triumphs include Anahi Sanchez (UD 10), Jessica McCaskill (UD 10), Eva Wahlstrom (UD 10), Delfine Persoon (MD 10, UD 10), Natasha Jonas (UD 10), and Amanda Serrano (SD 10).
Odds for Katie Taylor vs. Chantelle Cameron
Per Betfair, Taylor is the slight -175 favorite, while Cameron is a +140 underdog. The draw is +1400.
Per Bet MGM, Katie Taylor is the -175 favorite, while Chantelle Cameron is the +150 underdog.
Katie Taylor record, titles won
- Nationality: Irish
- Born: July 2, 1986
- Height: 5-5 (169 cm)
- Weight: Super lightweight
- Reach: 66 inches (168 cm)
- Total fights: 21
- Record: 22-0 with 6 wins via knockout
- Titles: Undisputed lightweight
Chantelle Cameron’s record, titles won
- Nationality: British
- Born: May 14, 1991
- Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
- Weight: Super lightweight
- Reach: 69 inches (175 cm)
- Total fights: 17
- Record: 17-0 with 8 wins via knockout
- Titles: Undisputed super lightweight
Katie Taylor vs. Chantelle Cameron undercard
- Chantelle Cameron (c) vs. Katie Taylor for the undisputed super lightweight title
- Dennis Hogan vs. James Metcalf; Super Welterweights
- Gary Cully vs. Jose Felix; Lightweights
- Caoimhin Agyarko vs. Grant Dennis; Middleweights
- Thomas Carty vs. Jay McFarlane; Heavyweights
- Maisey Rose Courtney vs. Kate Radomska; Flyweights