hantelle Cameron warned a rematch with Katie Taylor would wish to be on her phrases after she secured victory in a gruelling bout between the 2 undisputed combatants.
Taylor stepped as much as 140lbs for the primary battle in Eire of her skilled occupation, taking up an undefeated fighter in Cameron who holds the entire set of belts at light-welterweight and confirmed precisely why.
She pressured the tempo all the way through, incessantly pushing Taylor again onto the ropes, and whilst Cameron’s face was once marked up via the tip of the bout, she confirmed no indicators of being harm right through it.
One judged scored it 95-95 however the different two gave it to Cameron 96-94 for a completely deserved majority choice as she turned into the primary fighter to overcome Taylor in a qualified bout.
Promoter Eddie Hearn showed there was once a rematch clause in position, with that more likely to happen later this yr, despite the fact that he mentioned it will happen in Dublin and Cameron’s feedback after the battle recommended she could be pushing for extra to be in her favour subsequent time.
“If I’m truthful, I wasn’t anticipating the verdict to head my means,” Cameron informed BBC Radio 5 Are living. “I’m over the moon it went my means and the fitting girl were given her arm raised.
“I wish to discuss to my staff as a result of the whole thing was once in Katie’s favour on this battle. I walked to the hoop first and likewise got here to Eire so we wish to discuss the way it’s going to play out with the rematch.
“I’ve at all times sought after the Katie battle so I knew I needed to chew the bullet on the whole thing. Katie challenged me on Instagram and I’ve the entire recognize for her but it surely’s my flip now.”
Taylor had to begin with deliberate to battle Amanda Serrano in Dublin, despite the fact that harm pressured a metamorphosis of combatants and the defeat to Cameron will now necessitate a metamorphosis in plans once more, with any communicate of that Serrano rematch being the following battle at the schedule rapidly ended.
“I used to be anticipating a gruelling battle and that’s what it was once,” Taylor mentioned.
“I clearly got here up brief. I at all times love a problem and I’m having a look ahead to the rematch. This isn’t how I sought after the homecoming to head however I’m thankful that this match may just promote out in a few mins.”