Katie Taylor goals to maintain proving doubters incorrect in undisputed title showdown with Chantelle Cameron | Boxing Information
Katie Taylor has vowed to maintain proving the doubters incorrect as she goals to turn out to be a two-weight undisputed champion in Saturday’s conflict with Chantelle Cameron.
Irish celebrity Taylor is stepping as much as super-lightweight to tackle the undefeated Cameron, who grew to become undisputed champion along with her unanimous choice victory over Jessica McCaskill in November final yr.
The 36-year-old is aware of there will probably be those that are writing her off forward of the showdown in Dublin, regardless of compiling a 22-0 (6) file since turning professional and turning into the primary fighter to defeat Amanda Serrano of their undisputed light-weight title conflict by way of break up choice in New York final April. She embraces these doubts.
“I do love proving individuals incorrect as effectively – I really like when some individuals are betting in opposition to me,” Taylor stated. “It was the identical within the Amanda Serrano combat.
“Lots of people had her because the favorite in that combat and I really like the truth that I got here by way of and proved these individuals incorrect and I’ve an opportunity to do this once more on combat night time.
“Definitely, very, very excited for this combat and feeling very motivated. I really feel in nice form, and I really feel like that is going to be the best night time of my profession to this point.”
Like Taylor, Cameron has efficiently taken on all-comers since turning professional in 2017, with the Northampton fighter chalking up a 17-0 (8) file en path to securing her place on the high of the super-lightweight division.
I do love proving individuals incorrect as effectively – I really like when some individuals are betting in opposition to me.
The 31-year-old has been on Taylor’s radar as a possible opponent for some time now and when Serrano pulled out of a possible rematch as a result of damage the 2012 Olympic gold medallist was fast to focus on Cameron.
“I’ve had my eye on Chantelle for just a few years now,” Taylor stated. “It is a combat I’ve at all times needed myself and to make the adjustment from Amanda Serrano to Chantelle Cameron was a improbable one as a result of the motivation is as excessive as ever for this combat for me.
“I believe it will have been loads worse if I used to be going from an Amanda Serrano combat to a compulsory opponent, a combat the place I could not actually stand up for. It is a combat the place I am genuinely motivated for, and he or she is as effectively.
“I do know that I will must be my very, perfect on combat night time and individuals are saying that is going to be a fair higher combat than the Amanda Serrano combat so there’s a enormous urge for food for this combat. I am simply enthusiastic about it and delighted this combat was in a position to be made.”
Saturday’s combat at Dublin’s 3Arena would be the first time Taylor has fought in her dwelling nation as knowledgeable and will probably be held in entrance of a sell-out crowd of round 8,000.
Taylor is delighted to lastly be capable to field on dwelling soil once more and desires nothing greater than to offer these followers a lot to cheer about.
“I’ve at all times had the help from my dwelling followers and it is nice to have an opportunity to field right here,” Taylor stated.
“There was a time just a few years again the place I did not assume this was ever going to occur, to have an opportunity to combat at dwelling so in entrance of the individuals who have at all times supported me ever because the newbie days.
“I am simply so, so excited and due to that, this could possibly be the largest second of my profession to this point – having an opportunity to turn out to be a two-weight undisputed world champion in entrance of my hometown crowd, in entrance of the individuals who have supported me for years and years.”