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Chantelle Cameron vs Katie Taylor 2 summary online, round by round, stats and highlights

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Boxing - Chantelle Cameron v Katie Taylor - IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC & WBO World Super Lightweight Titles - 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland - November 25, 2023 Katie Taylor celebrates winning her fight against Chantelle Cameron REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Katie Taylor solidifies her legacy as two-weight undisputed champion

Katie Taylor swarms Chantelle Cameron in battle for the ages

Some fights are bigger than themselves. They take on an air of immense import despite their seeming innocuity. Whether it is for political reasons or because of the status of one of the fighters, or even because of something that is just in the air, a fight can become an instant classic.

In a blistering display of pugilism from the opening bell to the last, Chantelle Cameron and Katie Taylor put their hearts and souls into it.

That is not to say that it was perfect, by any means. In the first round, Cameron knocked Taylor down with a sweet jab and it was ruled a slip. Some may argue that this decision cost Cameron the fight. The referee was right there on top of it, however, and the reaction from Cameron, or better yet the lack of one, would suggest that something was amiss with the shot, so I am prepared to give the benefit of the doubt.

And while the swarm-and-clutch technique deployed by Taylor was not to everyone's taste, it was effective. She matched Cameron punch for punch, using her superior hand speed to land flurries of punches before holding on to get out of trouble.

When their heads clashed in the waning seconds of the third round, Cameron came away the worse for it with a gaping gash on her forehead. The doctor had a look and allowed the fight to continue, but it poured blood for much of the bout. And while it may have only been a visual cue rather than something that materially affected Cameron's work, those things matter. What the judges see in front of them matter.

With the ecstatic cheering of the Dublin crowd accompanying every Taylor punch, and the bloodied face of Cameron being worked on between each round, it is easy to see how a ringside judge, even one who is very experienced, could be almost subliminally swayed into scoring an otherwise tight round Taylor's way.

That is just part of boxing. It is a highly subjective sport.

But whether you thought that Taylor was too quick to clench, or that Cameron could have worked behind her jab more effectively, or gone to the body more than she did, one thing that is beyond dispute is the heart that both ladies displayed. They stood for large stretches of the fight toe to toe and let their hands fly.

It was as close as a fight can possibly be, with no quarter given by either side. I scored it 96-94 to Taylor, but even then I wavered. There was one round that I was tempted to score a draw, making it 95-95, but let my own emotion get the best of me when Taylor landed a flurry of eye-catching shots to end the round. I scored it her way.

I could see how a judge would have scored the fight even. I could even have understood a judge going 96-94 to Cameron. It was that close. The only thing that I could not understand is anyone scoring it 98-92.

What makes this fight an instant classic however, is it's meaning in the long arc of boxing history and in the legacy of Katie Taylor. At 37 years old, Taylor is now become the grand-dame of the sport, undeniably one of the best to have ever put on gloves.

Coming into this bout, she was the undisputed lightweight champion. With this win, she becomes the undisputed super lightweight champion as well. Only the third fighter ever, and second woman, to accomplish this feat, Taylor now solidifies her legacy within boxing history.

There are calls for a trilogy fight to happen in Croke Park, that holiest of holies for Ireland. Perhaps, some will say, that fight should be against Amanda Serrano instead. But either way, it will be difficult for the organizers, and the Irish government, to withstand the call to let one of the legends of boxing perform what is likely to be her swan song in that hallowed ground.

For all that you may think about tonight's bout, or her career for that matter, Katie Taylor has earned that right.

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Goodbye!

That is going to do it for our live coverage of Chantelle Cameron vs Katie Taylor II. We hope that you enjoyed it as much as we did!

Keep abreast of all boxing and sports news with Diario AS USA and stick with us as we bring you a full calendar of top-notch boxing live.

We will return next Saturday for Ryan Garcia vs Oscar Duarte. Until then, good night and God bless!

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Trilogy?

“Let’s get the trilogy at Croke Park.”

Katie Taylor

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The "real homecoming"

Two weight undisputed world champion

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The one bit of controversy...

Was this a knockdown? I thought it was, but the referee acted like he thought Cameron stood on Taylor's foot. What do you reckon?

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What a fight!

That deserves to be remembered as one of the greatest fights in history.

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KATIE TAYLOR WINS BY MAJORITY DECISION

The judges scorecards read:

95-95, 98-92, 96-94 both for Katie Taylor. She is the new undisputed Super Lightweight World Champion! A two weight undisputed champion!

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The scorecards will be everything, and you can just about pick what you like. I have it 96-94 to Katie Taylor, but with the Dublin crowd it is possible that the judges will see it wider than that.

In any event, that was one of the greatest boxing matches in recent memory.

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R10

The final round and they come out flying, letting their hands go and this is yet another fireball of a round! They both land huge hands, Taylor getting perhaps the better of it just on sheer volume of punches!

In the final 20 seconds, they come together and Cameron tries to throw punches as Taylor holds on. That is it! The fight is over and what an amazing exhibition of pugilism!

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R9

They come out and clash immediately, which suits Cameron down to the ground. She is having great success on the inside. Taylor wants to create a bit of space, where she can throw her hands, letting her handspeed do the work.

The cut on Cameron's head opens up again and it is fortunately running down her cheek rather than her eyes.

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R8

Cameron comes in close and with the Dublin crowd behind Taylor, you have to feel that no matter what, Cameron will need to win every round from now on to have a chance. Knowing that, she is going all out and landing huge shots on Taylor. A huge uppercut finds it's mark and Taylor is rocked. As the round comes to a close, Taylor lands a huge right hand that stops Cameron in her tracks. What a round!

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R7

Cameron is walking forward now, with Taylor looking for the counter punch. This is the first fight in a long time that Taylor comes in as the underdog and she looks like she has a point to prove, throwing the counter and getting off multiple shots.

Their heads are coming so close, they are both working toe to toe! Cameron lands a huge left hook and Taylor comes back with her own! This is an insane war! Bombs on both sides!

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R6

As the sixth gets underway, Cameron gets a warning for holding Taylor's head, and Taylor gets one for holding and hitting. They have slowed ever so slightly, but their handspeed is still blistering from both ladies.

Cameron lands a heavy right hand to Taylor's body, and that is what she needs to do, trying to slow the older fighter down, working the body.

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R5

Taylor is staying outside, making Cameron work hard to land that jab, staying just out of range. Taylor is sharp, coming in and landing big combos, one-two shots, and that left hand almost at will.

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R4

Cameron's corner worked on that cut between rounds, but it is wide open and looks like it will need stitches. The referee calls over the doctor and he gives it the ok to continue. That is a bad cut!

The fight continues and as they come together their heads clash again. Cameron is working the body nicely, having success with that jab, but she is being met by Katie Taylor at every turn. Taylor is landing her left hand nicely.

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R3

Cameron has heavier hands, but Taylor has better speed. They are giving no quarter here! These two warrior women are putting on a real boxing show that is something to be admired!

Taylor and Cameron have a clash of heads in the waning seconds of the round and a cut opens on the forehead of Cameron.

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R2

Cameron takes the center of the ring and tries to get her jab working. Taylor throws combinations and Cameron returns the favor! They are toe to toe, slugging away! This is outstanding!

Every shot that Taylor throws is met by a return from Cameron. Every shot that Cameron throws is delivered back her by Taylor.

Taylor lands a heavy left hand and Cameron looks shaken, but comes back with a huge right hook of her own! So far, this has been a pick-em slugfest!

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R1

We are underway! Taylor comes out working on the outside and she is putting together punches in bunches, landing well nad trying to move. Cameron throws a shot and Katie goes down! It was ruled a slip and the round continues.

The arena is rocking! The crowd are singing and this is more like a soccer match than a fight!

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Chantelle Cameron is a class act. Katie Taylor is a legend. This is going to be electric!

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Chantelle Cameron, the unified Super Lightweight world champion, holding the IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC, and WBO titles, will walk second as the defending champion. She earned that right with a win split decision win in their first meeting here back in May.

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Chantelle Cameron vs Katie Taylor (Undisputed Women’s Super-Lightweight titles)

Now it is time for the main event! The scintillating rematch between Chantelle Cameron and Katie Taylor, two astounding champions doing it once more with everything on the line!

This time, Katie Taylor is walking out first as the challenger, and Dublin is out in force to support her.

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Gary Cully back on track

This was an outstanding fight!

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GARY CULLY WINS SPLIT DECISION

The judges saw it 97-93 Mould, 97-93 Cully, and 96-93 Cully.

Gary Cully wins by split decision and is the new WBA Continental Lightweight champion.

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It is going to be a difficult decision to separate these two. I scored it 97-93 to Mould.

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R10

The final round gets underway and the fighters show each other respect with a little hug to get things started.

Cully is trying to make that counter punch work for him, waiting for Mould, who is only too happy to oblige and charge in.

Cully lands a huge left hand but Mould comes back and lands an enormous right of his own. They stand toe to toe as the fight ends and both fighterscan be proud of their work there! That was an outstanding fight!

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R9

Mould comes in for a mody shot and Cully catches him with a peach of a right hook. Mould eats it up and continues the attack, but Cully is having some success here.

In the final 30 seconds Mould comes forward and lands a great right hand, but Cully absorbs it, coming back with a right of his own.

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R8

In the opening seconds, Mould came forward and Cully turned him out of the ropes. It was not anything serious but it seemed to have made Mould second guess his attack, slowing him down, keeping Mould from putting his foot on the gas.

WIth a minute to go in the round, Mould works his way back into the fray, landing a big looping right hand, but Cully took it well.

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R7

Mould is a little more cagey on the way in this round, perhaps respecting the counter punches that Cully is landing. Cully backs away but Mould sticks on him, wallking him down, cutting the distance down, refusing to allow Cully to breathe.

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R6

Cully is having a bit more success on the counter now, as Mould continues to charge forward. Cully is trying to lure him onto that left hand and with a minute to go, he lands a nice one that seems to buckle Mould's legs slightly. He immediately recovers, but this is perhaps the best round for Cully so far.

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R5

Mould is taking control, coming forward at will. Cully is in trouble, but just about getting out of it.

Cully manages to land a nice shot to the body, and both men are more ready to tear it up but Mould is having the upper hand of it.

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R4

Cully opens up the round with a nice left hand, but Mould comes back with a flurry to the body, staying compact and working well inside.

Cully lands a nice right hook to the body and Mould slows a little here. Cully stays downstairs and is having a little more success here.

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R3

Mould is staying busy, changing angles, coming in and feinting with the right and going left. Cully is holding on and is trying to keep his left guard high, protecting himself from Mould's big right hand.

Cully switches things up and lands a couple of nice counter shots of his own, but Mould is clever, keeping his composure and not getting out of sorts.

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R2

Mould is pushing in a bit more now and trying to work Cully's body, but the tall Irishman is able to slip out of range and throw shots back. At the minute mark, Reece Mould lands a heavy combination to the body and chin, rocking Cully, but there is not enough time in the round to make the most of it.

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R1

Mould comes out in the orthodox stance and taking the outside of the ring. Cully works southpaw and is taking the center ground. Both are probing, cagey, trying to find a way in.

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Gary Cully vs Reece Mould (WBA Continental Lightweight title)

Now we have the chief support bout as England's Reece Mould (18-1) will defend his WBA Continental Lightweight title against Irishman Gary Cully (16-1). The bout is scheduled to go ten rounds.

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Donovan was too much

Danny Ball just had nothing left to give.

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R4

PADDY DONOVAN WINS BY TKO

Donovan is working through the gears, landing a flurry of shots before Ball crumbles to the matt under a huge right hand! He is up in plenty of time, but he has nothing left to give. Donovan is back on the attack and the referee is willing to let Ball have the benefit of the doubt, but Ball is finished! He gets off the ropes and takes a knee. Ball glances to his corner as they throw in the towel and Donovan wins!

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R3

Donovan is so amazingly quick, landing three or even four shots before Ball can get his wits about him. Ball is trying to push forward, closing the distance, but Donovan is working well on the counter punch.

Ball lands a great right hand on Donovan as the round comes to a close.

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R2

Ball lands a lovely left hook, but Donovan comes back with a right of his own, and with that hand speed of his, he manages to land three quick shots on Ball. Nothing seems to worry him.

Ball comes back in looking for more, but Donovan steps back out of range and lands another right hook.

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R1

Ball comes out working orthodox while Donovan is in the southpaw stance. Donovan is crisp, landing nice one-two shots and hopping onto that lovely counter right when Ball comes forward.

Ball is holding his own, throwing back good shots, but Donovan's hand speed is astounding.

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Paddy Donovan vs Danny Ball (welterweight)

We now have another Britain vs Ireland matchup, this time at welterweight as England's Danny Ball takes on Limerick, Ireland's Paddy Donovan.

This bout is scheduled to go ten rounds.

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The stoppage

This was the most action of the eight rounds.

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R8

THOMAS CARTY WINS BY TKO

The final round and both men will be glad of that fact. They are both out of gas here.

With a minute left, Carty lands a heavy left and sends Garber to the floor! He gets up before the count but is clearly out of energy. The referee calls a halt to it and Carty gets the TKO, and to be honest was lucky to do so.

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R7

Garber is in trouble! Carty gets him back onto the ropes and lands some heavy blows to the body. Garber looks hurt! He is unable or unwilling to move and get out of it as Carty unloads!

As quickly as it started, it fizzled as Carty simply punched himself out. He has been loading up so much tonight that he just can't sustain an assault.

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R6

Garber may have woken up a little, throwing a few shots in bunches. He is doing no real damage to the big unit that Carty is but they are now both starting to work a bit. Garber lands a few more shots to the midriff and as the round ends, some of those big hard left hands from Carty find their mark.

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R5

The pace has ground nearly to a halt, as both men grapple and hold on. Garber is stepping up from cruiserweight and should be the fresher of the two men, but he is looking like a man who is just happy to hold on and survive.

Carty goes in with that loaded up left hand, but still unable to land it.

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R4

Neither of these fighters have been beyond four rounds before in their career and it is showing. The pace has slowed on both sides, with neither fighter able to gain a difinitive upper hand so far. Carty is still looking for the big shot, and Garber is trying to jab his way around and keep the pace up. But both are visibly tiring now.

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R3

Carty is now looking like he wants to set the left up a little more, and this is a fact not lost on Garber, who is looking a lot more negative than the previous two rounds. Carty is not landing the left that he is looking for, with Garber too quick for him, but nothing is coming back from the Englishman.

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R2

Garber stays on the front foot, working the jab, with Carty still looking for that big left hand. It is there to be had, with Garber's movement predictably to his right, and it may yet be a deal-breaker for the Irishman eventually.

Garber needs to stay fluid and throw some counter shots as Carty misses with the left.

As the round comes to a close, they both get a stern talking to from the ref over holding and hitting in the clench.

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R1

Both fighters are southpaws and Garber comes out jabbing. Carty goes big early, throwing a huge haymaker and missing with it to put himself at momentary peril. He manages to right himself and is still looking for that one big punch.

Carty is the bigger man and he can do damage with it if he lands it, but really should be working behind the jab to start things off.

Garber is staying busy and scoring points with it.

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Thomas Carty vs Dan Garber (heavyweight)

We have a heavyweight clash now between Bradford, England's Dan Garber (5-1) and local Dublin, Ireland lad Thomas Carty (6-0).

This is scheduled for eight rounds.

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Nicolson wins by TKO

Skye Nicolson defends her WBC Interim Featherweight title with a ninth round stoppage.

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It could be argued that the stoppage was premature, but this was only going one way. It appears that it was Wildheart's corner who threw in the towel.

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R9

SKYE NICOLSON WINS BY TKO

Nicolson comes out on the attack and lands a quick one-two combo before following it up with another. She backs away and spins off to her right, coming back with another big left hand. Wildheart's mouth and nose are flowing blood now and the referee steps in to call a halt to the proceedings.

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R8

Wildheart is showing signs of being exhausted here, and Nicolson looks like she is working at only half speed. The Aussie holds her ground a bit more in the center of the ring, but overall is happy to let things go the way they are, staying in calm control.

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R7

Nicolson takes it up a gear and is in clear control of the fight here. Wildheart is aggressive, trying to turn it into a brawl, but is too predictable to get close to her opponent.

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R6

Wildheart comes out quickly, almost frenetic, and is on the charge. She is back to working orthodox and Nicolson has no trouble, calmly backing away, catching Wildheart with the counter right. Wildheart tries to push the issue, backing Nicolson onto the ropes, but she is being outclassed here.

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R5

Nicolson is moving well, catching Wildheart on the way in every time. A beautiful left hand from the champ catches Wildheart flush.

The Swede is now working southpaw, looking for an angle, but having very little luck with it.

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R4

Nicolson has upped her work rate this round, letting her hands go a little more freely now. Wildheart is still coming forward, feinting and trying to find an opening but Nicolson is slippery, moving well.

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R3

Wildheart's work rate is very high, and it remains to be seen how long she can keep this up. Nicolson is wily and catches Wildheart with a beautiful left as the challenger walks forward.

There are signs that Skye is beginning to time her opponent and catch her coming forward regularly.

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R2

Nicolson is quite happy staying outside, letting Wildheart work forward, and then picking her off with crisp counter punches.

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R1

Nicolson comes out to defend her title in her normal southpaw stance. Wildheart tries to press the issue, taking the center of the ring.

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Skye Nicolson vs Lucy Wildheart (WBC Women’s Interim Featherweight title)

The first bout of the main card is a world title fight between Australian Skye Nicolson and Sweden's Lucy Wildheart for the WBC Women’s Interim Featherweight title.

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The main card

We move on now to the main undercard of the evening! We are in for a big night of boxing!

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Zelfa Barrett vs Costin Ion (Super-Featherweight)

In the final preliminary bout of the evening, Zelfa Barrett managed to hold off a game but overmatched Costin Ion to get the decision and take his record to 30-2.

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Aggro at the weigh in

There was a little bit of bad blood at the weigh in between England's Zelfa Barrett and Romanian Costin Ion.

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Emmet Brennan vs Jamie Morrissey (Celtic Light Heavyweight title)

Irish Olympic boxer Emmet Brennan has battled his demons, struggling after the Tokyo Games with alcoholism and depression. Turning his life around in 2022, he has rebuilt his boxing career and is off to a great start as the new Celtic Light Heavyweight champion with an eighth round stoppage win over Jamie Morrissey.

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The night is young

This is one that Katie Taylor needs.

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Giorgio Visioli vs Lee Anthony Sibley (super featherweight)

The latest product of London's legendary Repton Gym, Giorgio Visioli knocks out Lee Sibley in the first round. Welcome to the professional ranks, young man!

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John Cooney vs Liam Gaynor (Celtic Super-Featherweight title)

In the preliminary bouts, Belfast, Northern Ireland's John Cooney blasts Liam Gaynor out of there in the first round for the Celtic Super Featherweight title!

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The Full Card

Chantelle Cameron vs Katie Taylor (Undisputed Women’s Super-Lightweight titles)
Paddy Donovan vs Danny Ball (welterweight)
Gary Cully vs Reece Mould (lightweight)
Skye Nicolson vs Lucy Wildheart (WBC Women’s Interim Featherweight title)
John Cooney vs Liam Gaynor (Celtic Super-Featherweight title)
Zelfa Barrett vs Costin Ion (Super-Featherweight)
Thomas Carty vs Dan Garber (heavyweight)
Emmet Brennan vs Jamie Morrissey (Celtic Light Heavyweight title)
Giorgio Visioli vs Lee Anthony Sibley (super featherweight)

The main card is set to get underway at 6:30 pm ET / 3:30 pm PT.

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Tale of the tape

Chantelle Cameron

Age: 32

Stance: Orthodox

Height: 5ft 8in

Reach: 69”

Record: 18-0-0

Titles:
IBF World Super Lightweight
IBO World Super Lightweight
WBA World Super Lightweight
WBC World Super Lightweight
WBO World Super Lightweight

Katie Taylor

Age: 37

Stance: Orthodox

Height: 5ft 5in

Reach: 66”

Record: 22-1-0

Titles:
IBF World Lightweight
WBA World Lightweight
WBC World Lightweight
WBO World Lightweight

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WELCOME!!!!

Welcome to Diario AS USA’s live coverage of the rematch between Chantelle Cameron and Katie Taylor from the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland.

The first meeting between these two champions was Irishwoman Taylor’s first career fight in her home country. It ended up being her first career defeat as well. Cameron came over from England as the undisputed Super Lightweight champion outboxed and out moved Katie, handing Taylor a split decision loss.

A possible rematch with Amanda Serrano suddenly evaporated and Taylor is now looking to banish those demons with a comeback win on home soil.

Across those ropes, however and another victory for Cameron will see her vault into a higher pay bracket on the world stage. She is undisputed at her weight but has been dogged by a perceived lack of opposition. Taking down Taylor a second time would see doors open to bigger fights for the Englishwoman.

The undercard tonight will feature an interesting bout at featherweight as Skye Nicolson and Lucy Wildheart vie for the WBC interim title.

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