Katie Taylor vs. Chantelle Cameron: Is Cameron a harder puncher than Amanda Serrano?

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Eddie Hearn believes that Chantelle Cameron could be a tougher fight for Katie Taylor than Amanda Serrano.

The Puerto Rican pushed the Irish undisputed lightweight champion hard last year and they were due for a rematch in Ireland until Serrano had to drop out.

In stepped Cameron, the undisputed light welterweight champion and Taylor’s new opponent for a clash with Taylor on May 20, live on DAZN.

Speaking to the DAZN, Hearn told Tony Bellew on the DAZN Boxing Show that the quality of opposition and ambition in women’s boxing sets it apart from the men’s discipline.

He said: “Tremendous fight. People keep asking why is women’s boxing in the position it’s in, why are we seeing such fierce growth, and the answer is because the fighters are willing to take on the challenges, jump divisions, fight other undisputed champions. 

“Can you imagine in the male world, where you have a champion in a mega fight, and that falls through, and they call out the undisputed champion above, and the fight gets made in a couple of hours? There is a real perception that promoters stop big fights - this is in our element, this is  what makes money.”

He continued: “You need the fighters, more likely  the teams to be on the same page. I believe this is arguably a tougher fight than Amanda Serrano. Chantelle Cameron is bigger, fresher, punches harder. The bookies have Katie Taylor as a slight favourite, at home.” 

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