Chantelle Cameron rocks 3Arena as she narrowly defeats Katie Taylor
What a fight. What a night. What a shock.
Chantelle Cameron has rocked the nation as she walked into Katie Taylor's home turf and beat her at her own game here in the 3Arena.
The ring walks were worth the admission fee alone, especially as Taylor's homecoming entrance made the whole place explode with ecstasy and excitment.
When the bell went Cameron came out of the blocks firing, but Taylor looked like she was keeping it smart, using her feet, creating angles and staying on the move.
However as the third round came about Cameron had completely controlled the centre of the ring, cut off all the space, and the Wicklow warrior had to bite down and fight in the pocket.
As the bigger woman, the English woman was having her best success on the inside, however, Taylor finally looked to have found her feet in the fifth, picking shots well, and getting out of the danger zone.
Jamie Moore obviously had a word in his fighter's ear however because she doubled down on, and really brought the fight to Taylor.
Round six could well be the round of the year as the two gladiators met each other in the middle of the ring and had a good old fashioned dust up, that had everyone on the balls of their feet.
Cameron was having a lot of success to the body, and it seemed to have drained Taylor who instead of throwing her usual punches in bunches, was trying to land big single shots and not doing enough to win the round.
In the eight however, the Bray native probably had her best round, getting on her bike, throwing combinations and staying away from Cameron's devastating right hand.
At this point, everyone in the media section agreed it was probably a draw, but the ninth round definitely went to the away fighter who looked the fresher of the two.
Taylor needed a massive round in the 10th, and it could have gone either way, but the nod went to Cameron who retains her status as undisputed champion.
The Nottingham brawler went straight into lions den and emerged victorious. Absolutely no respect will be lost onTaylor's part, in fact it's probably enhanced as she gave us one of the greatest nights of boxing that this country has ever seen.
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