Katie Taylor has the chance to become a two-weight undisputed world champion when she takes on undisputed super-lightweight world champion Chantelle Cameron in a historic homecoming fight at the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday May 20, shown live worldwide on DAZN.
Irish legend Taylor fights in Ireland for the first time in her professional career as she bids to create even more history and further cement herself as the greatest female fighter on the planet when she meets England’s Cameron.
Taylor edged out Amanda Serrano in an epic fight for the ages on an iconic night at a sold-out Madison Square Garden in New York last April. The global superstar retained her undisputed lightweight world title belts after a Fight of the Year contender with multi-division world champion Serrano.
It was the first women’s boxing bout to headline the famous MSG in its 140-year history, attracting an unprecedented audience of 1.5 million tuning in globally on DAZN. The rivals were set to rematch in Dublin on May 20 until Serrano withdrew due to injury last month.
Northampton’s Cameron achieved a lifetime dream by outpointing the USA’s Jessica McCaskill to be crowned undisputed at 140lbs at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates last November.
"Once Serrano pulled out this was the natural fight to make,” said Taylor.
“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.
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“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.
“I can’t wait to be a part of the historic moment when Katie Taylor makes her homecoming in Ireland to attempt to make history and become a two-weight undisputed champion,” said Matchroom Sport Chairman Eddie Hearn.
“For the first time in her career Katie Taylor called an opponent out because that’s how important this moment is for her. She called out, in my opinion, the most dangerous test in boxing for her at this time – the undisputed super-lightweight world champion Chantelle Cameron.
“First of all, we wish Amanda all the best in her recovery from injury,” said Joe Markowski, CEO DAZN North America.
“Secondly, our thanks to Eddie and the team for pulling this thrilling matchup out the bag to mark Katie’ historic return to Ireland. Chantelle Cameron is a fantastic fighter and will be a tough test for Katie. I for one, cant wait! Watch this brilliant fight live and exclusive on DAZN”