Cameron defeats Taylor, remains undisputed

Undisputed female super lightweight champion Chantelle Cameron (18-0, 8 KOs) retained her WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO world titles with a ten round majority decision against undisputed lightweight champion Katie Taylor (22-1, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland. The larger Cameron was too strong for Taylor. She pressed the action and constantly pushed Taylor back. In round six, Taylor held her ground and connected with rapid fire combinations. Cameron pressured Taylor in round seven. Taylor had success with quick punches in round eight. Cameron did more in round nine. Round ten was even. Scores were 95-95, 96-94, 96-94.

There is a rematch clause so these two will be doing an immediate rematch in the fall back in Dublin.

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Former world title challenger Jose Felix (40-6-1, 31 KOs) shocked previously unbeaten WBA #9 lightweight Gary Cully (16-1, 10 KOs) in the third round. Felix dropped Cully twice in round three and brutally battered him. The referee allowed the punishment to continue until Cully’s corner threw in the towel. Time was 2:34. Cully was a 35:1 favorite.

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Super welterweight JJ Metcalf (25-2, 15 KOs) dethroned IBO beltholder Dennis Hogan (31-5-1, 7 KOs) over twelve rounds. Scores were 117-110, 117-110, 115-112. Hogan was deducted a point for spitting out his mouthpiece in the final round.

Unbeaten heavyweight Thomas Carty (6-0, 5 KOs) dispatched Jay McFarlane (14-8, 5 KOs) in round three of a bout for the BUI Celtic title. McFarlane down three times.

Unbeaten middleweight Caoimhin Agyarko (13-0, 7 KOs) outpointed Grant Dennis (18-5, 3 KOs) over ten rounds. Scores were 100-90 3x.

Undefeated welterweight Paddy Donovan (11-0, 8 KOs) halted Sam O’Maison (17-5-1, 7 KOs) in round six.

Note:WBA female super welterweight champion Terri Harper’s defense against Cecilia Braekhus was scrubbed after Braekhus pulled out due to illness.
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  • It’s next to impossible to overcome that kind of beating.

  • Watched it.
    Pity the announcers who have to debase themselves finding so many undeserving superlatives.

  • Women’s boxing has really come of age. What a superb battle that was. Although to be fair, I have seen children in the gym sparring with more talent.

  • Credit Taylor for taking a fight against a much larger opponent, but it didn’t seem as close as the scores. Taylor had her moments, but it felt like a clearer win for Cameron to me.

    • Yeah! Like she took a fight against the way much smaller Amanda Serrano, and Serrano still beat the crap out of her and was robbed big time.

  • The decision seemed right to me. Cameron landed the more impactful punches.

  • Scores may’ve been too close, but the right person won the fight. I expect Taylor to take the rematch, but I expect it to be even more decisively in Cameron’s favor. That’s a great win going to her hometown as a replacement and winning that fight. I’d wonder now if Serrano is interested in jumping three divisions to fight Cameron (undisputed jr welter champion vs undisputed featherweight champion just sounds ridiculous) or if this fight just made Serrano – Baumgardner more likely.

    • As I posted earlier…too bad we lost the first lady. As for the main event I had it wider but the correct person won. Credit to Taylor for taking this fight and not asking for a catchweight or rehydration clause. It may not have worked out for her but it was a fair fight with both at their best.

      • I just saw Cameron say that she might even prefer to do the rematch at 135. She’s fought at super feather in her career, so she probably wouldn’t have much problem making lightweight. Whatever weight they fight at Pete, I think Cameron beats Taylor.
        Sickened that Braekhus couldn’t make it and they said that Harper would be on Lara – Wood next weekend but it most likely won’t be against Braekhus. Who knows if that fight, which is awesome on paper, ever actually takes place.

    • I don’t see Serrano faring better against Cameron. We’re talking about some pretty massive size differences. Serrano would likely make a big ass paycheck, though.

    • i think Serrano should go after Baumgardner first than a rematch against Taylor but in ike cali, texas, or vegas she also needs a better more competent promoter to make sure there are things more nuetral

      • I totally agree. In their first fight Taylor had a massive amount of weight over Serrano. Although I strongly believe Serrano was robbed big time, Taylor would have gotten knocked out easier if their weights were more even. Everybody is doing it. Gervonta Davis just did it to Ryan Garcia in their last fight, in which there was a clause in the contract that Ryan had to be at the division’s weight limit on fight night, being that Ryan is naturally has a bigger frame and weight at that point. So I believe she definitely needs another promoter.

  • Cameron was just too strong for Taylor and took her best punches very well. I suspect the rematch may yield the same result. Hope Taylor takes the summer and more off – she’s had two tough fights in a row and made a great show for herself and the fans but these type of fights can be a career altering experience. She will need time to think about her career and get her feet under her again.

  • ” Round ten was even.” Calling an even round is crap, but in the final round? You deserve a seat ringside with every judge deemed biased or incompetent.

  • I thought a rematch clause was for the champion if he lost. Now anybody can put a rematch clause in. I’m really getting tired of boxing. MMA is really starting to win me over

    • That’s exactly where I am after 40 years of boxing. UFC rarely disappoints, boxing rarely satisfies.

    • She saw the contract. If she was against a rematch clause, she didn’t have to sign it. If they do fight again, and I assume they win, Cameron will probably win and take home an even nicer payday. If they bother you THAT much then… yeah, enjoy your mma.

  • Carty announced as a 2nd round stoppage and put on box rec which was a mistake being in the third round.

  • I had the Taylor and Cameron fight 95-95 but if anyone deserved it than Cameron did.

  • wow didnt see that one coming but i should have done more research on Cameron well done and i thought Taylor lost to the smaller 126lb undisputed champion Serrano

  • Back to back losses suck. I know Taylor officially won the fight before this, but to me it felt like a loss. I know its not officially a loss and I hate to be “that guy” who calls in a loss, but it didnt feel like a win. Never the less the judges got it right this time. I just feel like Serrano was cheated.

  • BS commentating. Baumgartner is horrible. My favorite part was when Cameron smacked Taylor with a four punch combo and Baumgartner praised Taylor on her head movement. Total one sided crap.

    • Now you know how it feels when Amanda Serrano was beating the crap out of her and the analysts were seeing another fight.

  • Taylor needs to retire now them hard fights are catching up with her

  • I didn’t see this fight and knew nothing about Cameron. Taylor is my favorite fighter and I’m shocked that she lost. Doesn’t lessen my respect and admiration for her. If there is a rematch, it will be interesting to see what adjustments she makes. Kudos to Cameron.

    • The second time she lost. The first time was with Amanda Serrano in one the biggest robberies of the decade.

  • Happy she lost after the huge robbery with Amanda Serrano’s fight.

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