According to her trainer Jamie Moore, Chantelle Cameron should reverse the Katie Taylor rematch and instead fight Terri Harper and Natasha Jonas in her next two bouts.
Cameron successfully defended her five welterweight titles with a majority vote over Taylor at the 3Arena in Dublin on Saturday, with much of the talk surrounding an immediate return in September.
It has been reported that there is a rematch clause, but Moore, the man behind Cameron’s best performance in Ireland, would not choose to fight Taylor again if it were up to him.
Cameron plans to box at least one more time this year before going again in December or, more likely, early 2024. And when asked what two fights he would pick for Cameron in those slots, Moore said Taylor wouldn’t be in his mind.
He said: “As for me, I would like Chantelle to have the opportunity to become world champion at two different weights. I think women move more freely between weights than men.
“I love home fights so I would like to see Terri Harper fight next, then Chantelle vs Tasha Jonas, undisputed at 154lbs. I think it would be amazing for British boxing.
“Everyone is surprised that Chantelle beat Katie, but I’m not. I said that four and a half years ago when she first came to see me. I said she has the style to beat Katie.
“I’m a huge fan of Katie Taylor, but she’s never beaten Chantelle at this point in her career, so I wouldn’t want to do that. I’m not thinking about Katie. I get that she’ll probably want a rematch to try and get revenge, but I’m thinking about Chantelle.
“She’s probably only a few years old before she breaks down and enjoys life after boxing, so the more she can accomplish in that time the better.
“I don’t think there’s a bigger financial fight than Taylor’s rematch, but you have to get to the point where you ask yourself ‘what’s more important? Whether it’s a little more money or creating memories and a legacy that will last forever. Money is not forever.
It has been suggested that Cameron could drop down to lightweight to get a rematch with Taylor as well as get a shot at going unchallenged in the second division.
Moore, who was to oversee this weight reduction, added: “Chantelle was 1.5 pounds down this morning, so she drank a rehydration drink to revive her, so she came in just under the limit. So she wasn’t far from a lightweight fight anyway.