Chantelle Cameron and Katie Taylor will lock horns again for the undisputed super lightweight championship of the world, six months on from their first meeting earlier this year.
On November 25, the pair will return to Dublin to the 3 Arena, the same venue where Cameron defeated betting favourite and local icon Taylor via decision to retain her WBC, WBA, WBO and IBF world titles.
Although she was the challenger on the night, Taylor was a huge commercial A-side and it came as no surprise to learn there was a contractual rematch clause in place in the event she suffered the first defeat of her professional career.
And in the spirt of a true champion, the Olympic gold medalist has triggered the clause and will attempt to inflict vengeance upon Cameron, who will have all the confidence in the world she can beat Taylor in even better fashion this time around.
The reigning champion told DAZN:
“To go over to Ireland for her homecoming with my belts on the line and beat her was a brilliant experience, but beating her on November 25 will surpass that as I know what to expect now.”
“I’m going to be a lot better in the rematch. In the gym we’re correcting mistakes that I’ve made. There were little things that I was doing during the first fight that led to me being headbutted a lot – that’s why my face was very bruised up at the end of the fight.
“Going back to Ireland to beat Katie Taylor twice in a row will show that it wasn’t just a lucky night for me and an off night for Katie. I said it last time – I think I’m all wrong for Katie. I’m too big, I’m too strong and my will to win is too strong. I’m going to be there all night long. Katie picked the wrong fighter to fight.”
However, Taylor claims she will relish the challenge as the underdog.
“I’m delighted the rematch has been made and really can’t wait for another huge night in November. I relish challenges like this and these are the occasions I live for.”
Cameron’s strength and size coupled with her boxing ability proved to be too much for Taylor in May, and the now 37 year old will have to produce potentially the best performance of her 23 fight career.
Although Northampton native Cameron expressed a desire for the rematch to be somewhere closer to home, the powers that be have decided it makes more commercial sense to return to Ireland, where Taylor is by far and away the most famous female sportswoman.