Chantelle Cameron broke the hearts of Katie Taylor fans by beating the hometown hero or over 10 thrilling rounds at the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday night.
Scores 95-95 and 96-94 twice.
Taylor found an aggressive Cameron with a left. She was working inside. Taylor scored a combination. Cameron’s pressure was relentless. She pushed forward in the second verse. Taylor, bouncing, fired jabs and a hook. The law also found wage dirt. Cameron (18-0, 8 KOs) worked on the body.
In the third round, Taylor (22-1, 6 KOs) moved to her left side. Cameron landed a jab while Taylor scored with an old 1-2. Taylor boxed well. Bigger Cameron made her work for anything. Will he keep up this pace at 36? Cameron’s corner didn’t think so. Taylor came out jabbing in the fourth round. She opened up. Cameron pushed Taylor into the ropes. Her jab landed on Taylor. Taylor landed straight to the right. Cameron stalked Taylor in round five. Taylor moved and jabbed. Cameron landed right. She was working on the body. Taylor shot left and right.
Close fight to five. Cameron, 31, has won many rights. Both champions went head to head. Cameron landed a left hook. Taylor won with the rights. Cameron started stabbing round seven. She landed a powerful left hook. Taylor fought back but Cameron defeated her. Taylor came out punching in the eighth round. Cameron pushed forward. Her body was impressive. Taylor bounced off the ropes and scored. Cameron landed a chin. Taylor hit Cameron with a quick combination. The round was hers.
Taylor circled in the ninth round. She felt she had to win the last two rounds. Taylor landed right. She countered and scored. Cameron landed two uppercuts. Taylor struggled.
Will the final round decide the fight? Both ladies were tired. Clear. Taylor was shooting combinations in the opening seconds. She shot. She got off first. Taylor landed to the left. Cameron landed, but so did Taylor. Cameron fired a powerful blow from above.