Undisputed lightweight queen Katie Taylor may have Amanda Serrano and a potential rematch with Delfine Persoon on the docket, but she’s not short on other challengers. Undefeated Chantelle Cameron, BoxRec’s #2 woman at lightweight and the mandatory challenger for both Taylor and 140-pound champion Jessica McCaskill, tells Sky Sports she’s “got the tools to beat her,”
Cameron (12-0, 7 KO) is coming off of a December decision over former champion Anahi Esther Sanchez, having won the WBC “silver” title four months prior by snapping Anisha Basheel’s eight-fight knockout streak. She has all the confidence in the world that she can beat Taylor (15-0, 6 KO) and wants to do so while the 33-year-old Irishwoman is at her best.
“It’s strange in the sense that she has inspired every female boxer in the world, including me.
“But I’ve earned my place. I’ve earned my spot.
“I want to box Katie in her prime, not when it’s starting to take its toll and people say she’s got too many miles on the clock. She’s in her prime now. I want to fight her at her best.
“Our styles would make a great fight. But my style? She doesn’t want any of that.”
Before that, though, she’d like to see Taylor settle things with Persoon.
“It was an all-time classic, I was on the edge of my seat,” Cameron said. “I would say Persoon edged it. The rematch should happen.”
With Persoon, Serrano, and potentially Cecilia Braekhus in the queue, Cameron may have to wait a while for the fight she craves. Luckily, 28-year-old “Wham Bam Chan” has time.