Katie Taylor looks for redemption this weekend against Chantelle Cameron, who puts her undisputed super-lightweight title on the line for the second time in Dublin.
Cameron’s youth and size trumped Taylor back in April in the Irish sporting icon’s first professional bout in her home country, and Carl Froch told Grosvenor Casinos it signalled a ‘diminishing’ of her abilities.
“Katie Taylor is on the slide. I think she’s had a fantastic career, she’s done loads for women boxing. But her main attribute is her fitness and pace and she’s tough as well.
But as you get older you slow down and all of those attributes start to diminish, so if one of your main attributes is your toughness – like mine was – if you can’t do the training like you used to, and you’re picking up injuries and slowing down, then you’re losing half of your game. And I think Katie Taylor has seen better days.”
The majority decision win put an end to Taylor’s undefeated reign as a trailblazer in the sport, and Froch believes it was – and the rematch will cement this – a changing of the guard.
“She will turn up and try to put on a good show, and she’ll be as fit as she can be, and she’ll give it a right go because she’s a proper warrior in that ring – she doesn’t stop throwing punches.
But I think Cameron is too fresh and I think this fight will be the changing of the guard. Chantelle has already beaten her and I think she will do it again. Chantelle Cameron is younger and fresher and with the first win under her belt I think it’s repeat not revenge.”