- What: Katie Taylor vs Chantelle Cameron - Junior welterweight title fight
- When: Saturday, November 25th
- Where: Dublin, Ireland
Revenge will be on Katie Taylor's mind on Saturday, November 25th when she gets a second chance at Chantelle Cameron's junior welterweight title after losing to the Brit in May. There was a rematch clause in their agreement which should certainly motivate Taylor to prove she is one of the best in women's boxing with a victory here. Cameron ultimately won by split decision, but it was very close. One judge ruled the bout a draw, while the other two gave Cameron the 96-94 edge. These two are fantastic boxers who should put on another clinic that will surely be a thrill for all fans in attendance in Dublin, Ireland, where Taylor is from. Keep reading for the Katie Taylor vs Chantelle Cameron picks.
Taylor vs Cameron Odds
Cameron is the favorite at -200 moneyline odds to retain her belts. Taylor comes back at +160. You don't usually see odds this close in title fights and it just shows how competitive the second meeting between these two could really be on November 25th.
Can Taylor Get Revenge?
Katie Taylor recently voiced that she didn't feel prepared enough for her fight with Cameron earlier in the year but made it clear she's in a better place both mentally and physically this time. If that proves to be true, she could be the next super lightweight champion of the world. Taylor is 22-1 in her career and hadn't lost until May to Cameron. She's also knocked out six opponents. Taylor is a very popular figure in Ireland and has done a phenomenal job of improving the popularity of boxing in the country.
Taylor has been a champion in two weight classes and currently owns all the lightweight titles at the moment. A win against Cameron would give her the super lightweight belts, too. One of the best women's boxers ever, the 37-year-old has enjoyed a decorated career and would still have a fantastic legacy even if she didn't beat her rival. Regardless, she'll be focused on strictly bouncing back and handing Cameron a defeat.
In their last bout, Taylor landed 111 shots compared to 141 for Cameron. That bout was in Dublin too and you better believe Taylor won't want to lose again on home soil. This should be a massive advantage for her considering how many people love Taylor in Ireland. She actually had a rematch with Amanda Serrano on her mind but Taylor instead decided to fight Cameron once more and prove she could take her out. Very understandable. This is Taylor's second fight outside of the 135-pound division.
Cameron Has Something to Prove
Yes, Cameron already narrowly beat Taylor and became the first woman to do so, but she'll be looking to prove it was no fluke. Better yet, the Brit can do it in Ireland again, which makes it even sweeter. Cameron is five years younger at 32 and hasn't fought nearly as many times, but her 18-0 record speaks for itself. On top of that, she has eight knockouts. She also held titles in two weight classes and remains one of the top boxers in the sport.
Cameron sounds very confident ahead of the bout and continues to voice that she's far too powerful and strong for Taylor. After all, she is three inches taller and has a three-inch reach advantage. That definitely means something. In their last clash, Cameron landed 141 punches out of a possible 565. Only a 25% clip, but it was 40 more strikes than Taylor.
The Northampton, England native actually went into May's fight as an underdog but the tables have clearly turned after pulling off the upset. That being said, Cameron definitely won't be taking Taylor for granted because she'll be the one most hungry for the victory. We'll see if her size advantage can play a part again.
Katie Taylor vs Chantelle Cameron Picks
As previously mentioned, the last bout was extremely close and we're probably going to see the same next Saturday. But, I simply don't see Taylor losing again, especially with all the fans on her side. Take the moneyline.
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