Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn has insisted that a third fight will happen between Katie Taylor (23-1, 6 KOs) and Chantelle Cameron (18-1, 8 KOs), despite claims from the former undisputed super lightweight champion Cameron that a trilogy fight was no longer due to Taylor and her representatives delaying the finalization of an agreement between all parties.

“I have agreed to a massive purse reduction to make this fight happen financially,” Cameron posted on social media, “as this is what I was told was the hold-up from the fight being agreed.”

“I wanted to create my own legacy. The trilogy not happening is down to Katie and her team, not me.”

Hearn had stated that following the pair’s rematch in November last year, Taylor’s primary objective for 2024 was a trilogy fight with Cameron. Hearn and Matchroom targeted a provisional date for May at Dublin’s Croke Park stadium.

Negotiations between Matchroom and the stadium’s operators failed to produce an agreement allowing the contest to take place at the 82,000-capacity stadium. 

“If it’s not in May, it will happen – and in 2024, as well,” Hearn told BBC Sport. “At the moment, we haven’t reached a deal.

“We’ve got a number of plans for Katie Taylor that we’re discussing. We’re putting together a road map for the next couple of fights.

“I want her to fight Chantelle Cameron, and she wants to fight Chantelle Cameron.”

Reports in recent days have suggested that Taylor will make a mandatory defense of her undisputed championship, which she claimed against Cameron back in November, in an entertaining rematch at Dublin’s 3Arena.

Last April, Cameron handed Taylor the first defeat of her career with a career-best performance to retain her undisputed championship in the Irish capital.

“Within the next two fights, it will definitely be either Chantelle Cameron or Amanda Serrano,” Hearn said of the plan for Taylor. According to Hearn, Taylor’s next steps will be confirmed in the “next week to 10 days.”