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Katie Taylor vs Chantelle Cameron LIVE: Result as Taylor suffers first ever defeat

Re-live updates from the undisputed-title fight in Dublin

Alex Pattle
Combat Sports Correspondent
Monday 22 May 2023 10:49 BST
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"Very Special" - Katie Taylor on homecoming bout against “worst nightmare” Cameron

Katie Taylor suffered the first loss of her professional career on Saturday, as she was beaten on points by Chantelle Cameron in Dublin.

Taylor entered the 3Arena unbeaten and as the undisputed lightweight champion, while her British opponent was also undefeated and put the undisputed super-lightweight titles on the line. In what was, remarkably, Taylor’s first pro fight in her native Ireland, the Olympic champion lost a majority decision to Cameron, who emerged victorious 96-94, 96-94, 95-95 on the judges’ scorecards.

The bout was contested at an intense pace, with Cameron, 32, fighting on the front foot and applying heavy pressure throughout. Taylor’s every punch was greeted with a roar in Dublin, but the 36-year-old seemed to lose the contest in the middle rounds, as Cameron landed the harder shots and with greater frequency. Taylor, cheered on by UFC star and compatriot Conor McGregor from ringside, landed several eye-catching flurries in the final frames, but her quick, straight punches did not appear to faze Cameron. In contrast, Taylor seemed to be worn down somewhat by her opponent’s frequent body shots.

Taylor expressed her desire for a rematch as the fighters spoke in the ring after the main event, before her promoter Eddie Hearn reiterated that a rematch clause would allow a second clash between the women. He added that it would likely take place in Dublin in autumn.

Re-live updates from the fight, below. Click here to subscribe to The Independent’s Sport YouTube channel for all the latest sports videos.

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Devin Haney vs Vasiliy Lomachenko LIVE

“The biggest robbery in the daylight,” said Lomachenko’s manager Egis Klimas, via Sky Sports. “Haney’s team got Christmas in the summer.

“We’re going to appeal this decision. Those judges, they do not understand how the boxers are working hard.

“I guarantee we’re not going to let that go. We want to show there has to be justice.”

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Devin Haney vs Vasiliy Lomachenko LIVE

Vasiliy Lomachenko left in tears after narrow loss to Devin Haney
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Devin Haney vs Vasiliy Lomachenko LIVE

Full fight report here:

Devin Haney edges past Vasiliy Lomachenko to remain unbeaten and undisputed

The American retained the lightweight titles against the Ukrainian in Las Vegas – though many observers scored the bout the other way

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Devin Haney vs Vasiliy Lomachenko LIVE

Lomachenko can be seen crying in the locker room. A tough one for the Ukrainian to take.

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Devin Haney vs Vasiliy Lomachenko LIVE

Bill Haney says he was hit on the head by a beer can from the crowd. He’s sporting a cut.

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Devin Haney vs Vasiliy Lomachenko LIVE

Haney’s trainer and father, Bill Haney, wishes Lomachenko and his father (also his trainer) well.

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Devin Haney vs Vasiliy Lomachenko LIVE

Haney suggests that he may move up in weight next time out.

Stevenson says he wants Haney next, though.

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Devin Haney vs Vasiliy Lomachenko LIVE

Lomachenko suggests that he should have been given the win.

Shakur Stevenson is in the ring and echoes the sentiment.

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Devin Haney vs Vasiliy Lomachenko LIVE

Lomachenko says Haney is not a pound-for-pound top fighter.

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Devin Haney vs Vasiliy Lomachenko LIVE

Haney thanks Allah and says this victory will secure his place in the Hall of Fame one day.

He pays respect to a ‘crafty’ Lomachenko.

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