Katie Taylor’s rematch with Chantelle Cameron will be marked with a temporary statue of ‘the greatest female fighter of all-time.’
The pair battled it out back in May, the size and youth of Cameron earning her a majority decision on away soil. Dublin’s 3Arena plays host again as the Brit puts her four 140lbs belts on the line for the second time in a row.
Taylor, who is undisputed one division down at lightweight, enters the ring confident that she can upset the odds and redeem the loss.
With that in mind, the promotion has based a statue of the Irish fighting icon on Rio de Janeiro’s Christ The Redeemer, explained Eddie Hearn.
“Katie Taylor is the greatest female fighter of all-time. What she has accomplished in the sport is unrivalled and I’m sure there will be several statues of her in Ireland before long! But will she be the redeemer next Saturday and dethrone the undisputed champion Chantelle Cameron? We shall soon find out. Katie will be desperate to avenge that loss but Chantelle – the best fighter on the planet right now – will be determined to prove that it wasn’t a one off. Don’t miss this one, live and exclusive around the world on DAZN.”
The 14-foot temporary statue – which was unveiled in Taylor’s hometown of Bray, County Wicklow and will be on display throughout fight week in Dublin at the likes of the 3Arena and Temple Bar – is a joint venture between Matchroom and show sponsor, Forged Irish Stout.
A spokesperson for the brand said there’s little doubt a more permanent fixture will be erected in the future.
“Bray will inevitably get a more permanent Katie Taylor statue but we felt the need to celebrate her with our ‘Katie The Redeemer’ tribute ahead of one of the biggest fights of her career. Like every Irish person we’re so proud of what Taylor has achieved and she’ll have the whole country in her corner when she steps into the ring next Saturday.”
Taylor looks for redemption this coming Saturday.