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‘Just give me the fight’ – Chantelle Cameron believes she has earned Katie Taylor shot

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Chantelle Cameron [12(7)-0] claims she is tired of chasing after Katie Taylor [15(6)-0] and called for women boxing’s leading light to face her and prove she really is the world’s best.

The Team GB graduate has been linked to the London 2012 gold medal winner since she turned over. She was instantly highlighted as a potential big draw rival for Taylor.

Indeed, Team Taylor last year called for the now Jamie Moore trained fighter to do her job inside and outside of the ring to ensure the Irish versus English clash became viable down the line.

Having secured mandatory status to Taylor’s WBC lightweight title and defeating Anahi Ester Sanchez on the #MTKFightNight last Saturday to become mandatory for a world title in the light welterweight division Taylor is now champion in, Cameron feels she has done her part in terms of in the ring.

Out of it ‘Wham Bam Chan’ has called for the fight and name dropped the Bray puncher to such a degree it has generated interest in a possible meeting.

In truth the 28-year-old is down the pecking order with Amanda Serrano, Delfine Persoon and Celcia Breakhaus being the preferred 2020 line up, but Cameron is keen for the clash now.

“I am on her toes. Get that fight made. I am sick of running after her,” she told IFL TV after he win over former Taylor foe, Sanchez in York Hall on Saturday.

“It wasn’t my best performance, but I still feel I am ready for Katie Taylor, I still feel I am ready for Jessica McCaskill there is no point in waiting around. If they keep waiting around it’s going to play into my hands because I am getting better each fight. Like tonight (i fought) a three time world champion and I learnt a lot from that.”

The Northampton native is adamant she has done enough to be in the Taylor mix despite the aforementioned trio possibly providing stronger narrative – and as a result is upset her name is never mentioned by Team Taylor.

She certainly seem to hear the name Katie Taylor a lot, indeed to such it a degree it has become frustrating.

“They are chasing the Cecilia fight, the Jessica McCaskill rematch, the Delfine rematch, but they are not mentioning my name. I am boxing at the level now so make the fight. It’s a fight that everyone wants [to see]. I am actually sick of of people saying it to me, so now I am like ‘just give me the fight’.

“I am doing my job and winning my fights it’s Eddie Hearns job to make the fight, it’s MTK job to make the fight. MTK want it so lets get it made. It would be good for women’s boxing. It’s not just me. Everyone is screaming for it. If she is really the best in the world why don’t you face me and get in there and prove it.”

Serrano, Persoon and Breakhaus are more ‘mega fights’ than big title fights and that seems to the road the Irish icon is heading down. Domination at light welterweight could also be an option and that would point to a rematch with two belt 140lbs champion McCaskill.

Cameron may be able to gatecrash the party via that route and believes a clash with the American WBA and WBC world champion could be made early next year.

“Hopefully I fight Jessica ASAP, I think that is a fight that can be made. Hopefully it can be made for early 2020. I feel like have earned my shot. “


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