NEW YORK -- Katie Taylor is prepared to run it back with her lone career conqueror.
Eddie Hearn, Taylor’s career-long promoter and chairman of Matchroom Sport, has confirmed that plans are in place for the Irish superstar to challenge undisputed junior welterweight queen Chantelle Cameron for a second time. A firm date is not yet set for their planned rematch, which will once again take place at Dublin.
“Katie Taylor is going to exercise that rematch clause against Chantelle Cameron,” Hearn confirmed while in New York City to otherwise promote the Edgar Berlanga-Jason Quigley card at Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater. “We’re going to plan that fight probably for November time. It’s going to be a huge fight.”
Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing promotes Cameron and Taylor.
Their May 20 clash marked the first pro fight at home for Bray’s Taylor (22-1, 6KOs), who’d fought exclusively in the UK and US since her November 2016 pro debut. The long overdue homecoming at Dublin’s 3Arena didn’t go as planned for the 2012 Olympic Gold medalist and two-division champ. England’s Cameron (18-0, 8KOs) earned a ten-round, majority decision to successfully defend her undisputed championship on the road.
The fight came with a rematch clause, which Taylor confirmed in her post-fight interview that she would invoke.
“Congratulations to Chantelle on a fantastic performance,” Taylor humbly stated during her post-fight interview. “Thank you for the opportunity to fight for your belts. I look forward to the rematch.”
Cameron commented after the fight that she was open to fighting in another weight division, in a bid to become a multi-division champion. Taylor moved up for this fight and Jessica McCaskill moved down from her undisputed welterweight championship reign to unsuccessfully challenge Cameron, who fully unified the welterweight division in their November 5 clash in Abu Dhabi.
“I’ll speak to my team and see what’s next but I’m sick of keeping my belts,” noted Cameron after the biggest win of her career. “I want to go for some more belts.”
A move down to lightweight would mark Cameron’s lightest weight since 2018, though a move to which she’s not averse since all of belts are spoken for at welterweight. The revelation by Matchroom, however, doesn’t yet include a change in location or weight.
“Cjhantelle Cameron will come into that fight as the A-side as the favorite as well,” noted Hearn. It’s going to be a massive night.”
Jake Donovan is a senior writer for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox