Rematches can often be a blight on boxing that hold back fighters and slow down movement in a division and one undisputed champion has revealed she was ‘p**sed off’ by having to take one of her own.
Back in May, undisputed super-lightweight champion Chantelle Cameron dethroned undisputed lightweight champion Katie Taylor in Taylor’s hometown of Dublin in a fight that was billed ‘The Homecoming’.
The upset win for Cameron came via majority decision and in the wake of the loss, Taylor was quick to trigger her right to a rematch.
Speaking to Boxing Social, Cameron was asked if she’s annoyed about having to defend her belts again rather than having a shot at Taylor’s lightweight titles.
“Pissed off was the right word. Definitely. But now I’ve flipped it. They’ve lit a fire in me which plays in my favour because I am pissed off. I’m gunna bring my a-game [in the rematch].”
She then said she felt plenty of people didn’t want her to beat an icon of female boxing, even some inside her own team.
“There were a lot of people within my team that night as well that didn’t want me to get the win and I did get the win and it’s gunna happen all over again. And that’s what motivates me. P**s off as many people as I can and win in a better fashion.”
She was then asked how she felt about famously subjective pound-for-pound rankings.
“All them rankings, it don’t phase me. It’s irrelevant. I don’t care. As long as I win and keep my belts, that’s all that matters to me.”