Katie Taylor wants to be undisputed at two weights
The Irish undisputed lightweight world champion will face Chantelle Cameron on Saturday, May 20 in Dublin, putting all of her titles on the line in her homecoming bout.
Katie Taylor is perhaps the finest female boxer on the planet. At a professional record of 22-0-0 with six knockouts, she is the undisputed queen of the lightweight division, sweeping aside all challengers. Only Claressa Shields can match her achievements, albeit on only half the number of professional fights at 13-0-0 with two knockouts.
Like Shields, who became the undisputed champion in two weight classes, Taylor is now making her move to take the step up to light welterweight. She will face Chantelle Cameron, the undisputed champion in that division, on Saturday May 20 at the 3Arena in Dublin. Somewhat shockingly, this will be the first time that Taylor has fought professionally in her home country.
Back in April of 2022, Taylor shared a ring with Amanda Serrano in the first ever female headline fight in Madison Square Garden’s history. Nearly 20,000 fans attended, and it became the most-watched women’s boxing match in history, with an audience of over 1.5 million viewers . Taylor retained her lightweight titles in a controversial split decision, leading to a mandatory rematch, this time in Dublin.
May 20 was chosen as the date, the 3Arena in Dublin chosen as the venue, but the Puerto Rican Serrano suffered an injury in training, leading to her pulling out of the bout. Taylor, not wanting to sit idly by, cast around for a new opponent.
In a move that puts the men’s fight game to shame, Chantelle Cameron stepped up. The undisputed light welterweight champion agreed to have a single bout for all the marbles, putting her belts on the line if Taylor would do the same. The winner of the fight will become the second women’s undisputed two-weight world champion, joining Shields in that honor.
It will not be an easy task for either fighter. Both are undefeated and have unified their divisions by swatting away all claimants to their respective belts. On Saturday, Cameron will be facing the first defense since unification of all her titles against perhaps the best female boxer in history.