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“I think the stoppage is there for me’ – Chantelle Cameron confident she would beat Katie Taylor if given August opportunity

Chantelle Cameron [12(7)-0] would be willing to step up to the plate and fight Katie Taylor [15(6)-0] come August 22.

The undisputed lightweight champion has been handed a slot on the final installment of Matchroom’s Fight Camp series and will appear on the pay per view show.

However, who she will face remains to be seen. Amanda Serrano is the preferred option, but despite agreeing to be one half of a mega fight for May 2, the New York based Puerto Rican seems like to delay the inevatble clash.

After watching Serrano voice her concerns with regard to finance, contract and travel as well as Twitter spat between Taylor’s promoter Eddie Hearn and Serrano’s promoter Lou DiBella on Sunday night, Cameron saw an opportunity.

The Northampton native took to social media to offer her services to Matchroom and declare she would be ready and honoured to fight the Olympic gold medalist this summer.

She tweeted: “There’s a mandatory challenger at two weights right here, waiting in England so no problems with travel or training.

“If Serrano don’t want the fight I’ll happily step up for August 22nd. Would be an honour to share the ring with @KatieTaylor @EddieHearn @MTKGlobal”

Speaking since the Jamie Moore trained fighter has claimed it would be a ‘dream fight’ and has made it clear she isn’t just seeking a payday.

Cameron is confident she could defeat Taylor, indeed she claims her pressure style would trouble the Irish sporting legend and lead to a stoppage win in her favour.

“I’d absolutely love the chance to fight Katie Taylor in August. I’ve made it very clear that Katie Taylor is my dream fight, so if I get that fight I will be ecstatic. I think I’ve got a great chance of winning it, so getting it in August would be a dream come true.

“I think the key factor against Katie would be the pressure. I’m a pressure fighter and I don’t take a step back. I don’t think Katie deals with pressure well, and I’ve got the power to hurt her too.

“I’ll be relentless and in her face throwing big heavy punches, but I do have a boxing skill set as well. I can box, I can mix it up, and I think Katie’s strengths and my strengths make for a good entertaining fight.

“It would be a great clash of styles, and I do think I could get the stoppage over Katie. After seeing some of her recent performances I think the stoppage is there for me.

“Since I’ve turned professional, me and Katie Taylor have always been on the same course. I know I don’t have as big a profile as Katie Taylor because she’s a legend. Her team may say there’s no point fighting me because I don’t have as big a profile, but I’m mandatory in two weight classes, and people who watch me fight and know what I can do know that I’m very capable of beating Katie Taylor.

“For Britain it’s a fight that everybody wants to see. It would be a very competitive fight and would be brilliant for women’s boxing. People may say my profile may not be as big as Amanda Serrano or Delfine Persoon, but who had seen Persoon box before she fought Taylor?

“Who had seen Jessica McCaskill box before she fought Taylor? It shows that Taylor has boxed a lot of people with less of a profile than me.

“My dream in boxing is to become undisputed champion, so to have the fight with Taylor with all the belts on the line at once would be a fantastic achievement. I’m from Northampton which is small town and to put Northampton on the map would be great.”

Taylor holds an amateur win over Cameron having beaten her in the 2011 EU Championships.

The Brit was seen as a possible ‘mega fight’ when she first turned over – and during her time with Cyclone, the Bray fighters manager, Brian Peters did encourage Carl Frampton and Steven Ward’s gym mate to play her part in building it from an interesting trade fight to one with massive cross over appeal.

In fairness to Cameron she took that advice onboard and has called out the Irish sensation on numerous occasions.

However, Irish-boxing.com understands the Northampton fighter’s chances of securing a shot are slim. It has been suggested Team Taylor are not overly keen on female boxing’s and female sport in Ireland’s poster girl sharing a ring with an MTK fighter, particularly considering media attention surrounding the management company at present.

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com