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‘We’ll see who crumbles’ – Katie Taylor fires back at Chantelle Cameron

Katie Taylor [16(6)-0] has warned Chantelle Cameron she is not the crumbling type.

The English fighter name dropped the undisputed lightweight champion again earlier this week.

The light welterweight world title holder suggested she had a style to seriously trouble the Irish Icon and went as far to say she would make the trailblazer ‘crumble’.

When asked about the comments in the days leading up to her defence against Spaniard Miriam Gutierrez at Wembley Arena this Saturday night, Taylor wasn’t keen to the add oxygen to what her potential future rival said.

However, she wasn’t going to let it go unanswered either.

“I’m not the type of fighter that crumbles. We can just move on from that. I’m just focused on Saturday night right now,” Taylor told press.

“If the fight happens between myself and Chantelle, we’ll see who crumbles.”

Cameron’s comments most likely come from the fact Delfine Persoon has pushed the undisputed lightweight world champion closest.

The Belgian’s aggressive style is adjudged to have caused the Bray fighter trouble and Cameron feels it’s an approach she can duplicate.

It’s been suggested Taylor’s most recent challenger has inadvertently shared the ‘how to beat Taylor’ blueprint and that future opponents now see a template from which to work off.

“Maybe so,” Taylor responded when that idea was put to her.

“I’m not too sure what my future opponents are thinking but I prepare for whatever comes my way in any given fight.

“I think Persoon is unusual in that she has such a big engine as well. That’s what made her a difficult opponent – her engine and her awkwardness.I’m not sure there’s any other fighter out there with a similar style.

“But regardless of what comes my way, I think I’ve shown that I can overcome any type of style, any type of opponent. Whatever comes my way, we’ll be prepared for it.”

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Jonny Stapleton

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