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Katie Taylor vs Chantelle Cameron LIVE: Boxing results and reaction after Irish icon creates history in Dublin

Taylor avenged her first pro loss to become a two-weight undisputed champion at an electric Dublin arena

Alex Pattle
at the 3Arena
,Jack Rathborn
Sunday 26 November 2023 12:30 GMT
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Ed Sheeran congratulates Katie Taylor after attending fight in Dublin

Katie Taylor dazzled in Dublin to secure revenge against Chantelle Cameron and become a two-weight undisputed world champion.

The Irish icon took Cameron’s super-lightweight belts and achieved redemption, after having her homecoming spoilt six months ago with the first loss of her professional career in a decision defeat in the Irish capital.

But a thrilling rematch saw the 37-year-old show speed and tenacity to upset England’s Cameron by majority decision, with one card even at 95 points apiece and two other judges scoring it 98-92 and 96-94 to Taylor.

She returned to the scene of their first clash – the 3Arena – and, as a pioneer of women’s boxing, wrote a new chapter in a remarkable career.

Relive all the action and reaction to Cameron vs Taylor 2 below:

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Katie Taylor outlines future plans after avenging loss to Chantelle Cameron

Katie Taylor called for a trilogy fight against Chantelle Cameron at Croke Park after becoming a two-weight undisputed champion with a thrilling majority-decision victory in Dublin.

The Irish icon took Cameron’s super-lightweight belts and achieved redemption, after having her homecoming spoilt six months ago with the first loss of her professional career in a decision defeat in the Irish capital.

But a gripping rematch saw the 37-year-old show speed and tenacity to upset England’s Cameron by majority decision, with one card even at 95 points apiece and two other judges scoring it 98-92 and 96-94 to Taylor.

The win for Taylor opened up the potential for a trilogy between the pair, and the Irishwoman was vocal in her desire to have the bout at Croke Park - Ireland’s largest sporting stadium which is able to house over 80,000 fans.

“To have a trilogy would be iconic for the sport,” Taylor said after her fight. “Even better if we could have it at Croke Park, with 80,000 people. That’s the stadium we all wanted for the homecoming so that would be absolutely amazing if that happened.”

Katie Taylor outlines future plans after avenging loss to Cameron

The Irishwoman called for a trilogy bought against Cameron after her majority-decision victory in Dublin

Jamie Braidwood26 November 2023 12:30
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Steve Bunce: Katie Taylor reaches new level of boxing greatness after the fight of her life

Katie Taylor won a truly remarkable and savage fight in Dublin late on Saturday night. The record books will show that Taylor beat Chantelle Cameron in their rematch, and that all four world title belts at super-lightweight were the prize. The record books will only tell a tiny piece of the story; this fight was about redemption, pride, desire, it was personal and forced both of the women to fight to a bloody standstill. It was unforgettable and there was controversy.

Taylor simply refused to lose and from the opening bell until the final seconds, when she looked close to exhausted collapse, she was still throwing desperate punches. Cameron matched her in a fight where there was never a wasted second.

By Steve Bunce in Dublin

Katie Taylor reaches new level of boxing greatness after the fight of her life

The Irish icon earned redemption on a savage, absorbing, and breathless night in Dublin

Jamie Braidwood26 November 2023 12:00
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Taylor vs Cameron punch stats reveal narrow nature of epic rematch

The punch stats have now been revealed after Katie Taylor’s nail-biting majority decision victory over Chantelle Cameron on Saturday night.

In a thrilling rematch from their first fight in May, the Irishwoman avenged her only professional defeat in a nip-and-tuck encounter in front of her own fans in Dublin. One judge scored the fight a draw, while the other two were 98-92, 96-94 for Taylor who became a two-weight world champion in the process.

The 37-year-old also became just the third fighter to win undisputed championships in two different weights in the four-belt era, with the result potentially setting up the prospect of a mouthwatering trilogy between the pair at Croke Park.

CompuBox has since released the statistics from the main event, with the numbers illustrating how narrow the margins were in the back-and-forth encounter.

More here:

Taylor vs Cameron punch stats reveal narrow nature of epic rematch

The Irishwoman gained revenge against Cameron with a majority-decision victory to become a two-weight undisputed champion

Ben Fleming26 November 2023 11:20
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Watch: Ed Sheeran congratulates Katie Taylor on win against Chantelle Cameron

Ed Sheeran congratulates Katie Taylor after attending fight in Dublin
Alex Pattle26 November 2023 11:00
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Watch: Dublin crowd reacts as Katie Taylor is named victor over Chantelle Cameron

Dublin crowd cheers as Katie Taylor named victor over Chantelle Cameron
Alex Pattle26 November 2023 10:50
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Heroic Katie Taylor earns redemption and unites Dublin with special win

Taylor’s speed was her greatest tool as she continued to carve ahead at the midway point, using straight punches to blitz the defending champion. But then came Cameron’s best spell of the fight, as she began to invest in the body, spear Taylor with jabs, and weigh on the home fighter.

Come the eighth round, Taylor looked to be standing only by virtue of leaning on Cameron. Perhaps she was hurt, for certain she was tired, yet still Taylor found reserves to unfurl hooks when needed.

And in the ninth, Taylor was ferociously spirited, waiting for Cameron to close in then punishing the champion by unleashing combinations, as crimson crawled down Cameron’s forehead. It was the ultimate display of Taylor’s fighting soul, and it would seal her ultimate redemption.

Cameron, a game competitor from start to finish, soon departed, but only after graciously applauding Taylor upon the revelation that the gold would be staying in Dublin.

And Taylor will be staying in this sport for now, having defied every doubter on a night that the city desperately needed, amid a week of tragedy and shame. The trilogy, at the iconic Croke Park no less, awaits.

But tonight Dublin needed this. Dublin needed Katie Taylor.

Full main-event report:

Heroic Katie Taylor earns redemption and unites Dublin with special win

The Irishwoman gained revenge against Cameron with a majority-decision victory, providing reason to celebrate after riots in Dublin this week

Alex Pattle26 November 2023 06:00
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Katie Taylor and Chantelle Cameron punch stats revealed

The clinch was also a key area of the fight...

Alex Pattle26 November 2023 04:30
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Katie Taylor and Chantelle Cameron punch stats revealed

Here’s a specific look at Cameron’s jab – or lack thereof...

Alex Pattle26 November 2023 03:00
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Katie Taylor and Chantelle Cameron punch stats revealed

Some intriguing punch stats incoming, courtesy of Compubox...

Here is the first lot:

Alex Pattle26 November 2023 01:00
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Claressa Shields and Amanda Serrano praise Katie Taylor after defeating Chantelle Cameron

Jack Rathborn26 November 2023 00:30

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