Today we were treated to an epic battle between Katie Taylor and Chantelle Cameron. The fight aired on DAZN. The card transpired from the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland. Start time was 7PM BST — 2PM/11AM ETPT (Saturday, May 20th, 2023).
Undisputed lightweight champion, Irishwoman Katie Taylor (22-0, 6 KOs), 36, made her long-awaited homecoming to Dublin this weekend, with 16 professional world title fights under her belt since she left home to train in Connecticut, USA, back in 2016. Taylor was set to take on Amanda Serrano, but the latter sustained an injury.
Matchroom Promotions lined Katie up against Chantelle ‘El Capo’ Cameron (17-0, 8 KOs), a fellow undisputed champion. The IBF, WBA, WBC, WBO and IBO women’s light welterweight titles were on the line at the 3Arena in Dublin, amidst what was a cacophony of crowd noise. To celebrate her homecoming, Taylor planned to secure her title of undisputed champion at a second weight class by moving up to clash with Cameron in the ring. However, Cameron saw an entirely different outcome.
Taylor vs. Cameron Results:
MAIN CARD RESULTS
- Chantelle Cameron MD-10 Katie Taylor (95-95, 96-94, 96-94) — Undisputed Female Super Lightweight Title
- Jose Felix DEF. Gary Cully via TKO-3 (2:34)
- James Metcalf DEF. Dennis Hogan: UD-12 (117-110, 117-110, 115-112) — IBO World Super-Welterweight Title
- Caoimhin Agyarko DEF. Grant Dennis: UD-10 (100-90, 100-90, 100-90)
- Thomas Carty DEF. Jay McFarlane: TKO-3 (2:58) — Celtic Heavyweight Title
PRELIM CARD RESULTS
- Paddy Donovan DEF. Sam O’maison: KO/TKO, Corner Stoppage (Towel)-6 (2:13)
- MaiseyRose Courtney DEF. Kate Radomska: via Points-6 (58-57)
Taylor vs. Cameron Main Card Highlights:
- Chantelle Cameron MD-10 Katie Taylor (95-95, 96-94, 96-94) — Undisputed Super Lightweight Title
KATIE TAYLOR DEFEATED VIA MAJORITY DECISION
“It’s Chantelle Cameron who wins the fight. A 95-95 scorecard is overruled by two verdicts of 96-94 and Cameron keeps her world titles and takes the undefeated record of Taylor.” – DAZN
TAYLOR VS. CAMERON: ROUND TEN
Taylor takes a classic last round as both fighters give it their all. A superb end to a brilliant fight and it’s Taylor who finishes stronger. 10-9 Taylor
TAYLOR VS. CAMERON: ROUND NINE
Taylor finishes strong again but did she do enough in the early stages? Cameron just that little busier and that’s enough for her to shade the round. 10-9 Cameron
TAYLOR VS. CAMERON: ROUND EIGHT
Taylor ends the round well and she needed it. There’s a small nod from Cameron who looks like she’s crediting Taylor with round. Another close round but Taylor ceratinly made her mark. 10-9 Taylor
Round summaries via DAZN Boxing.
HERE WE GO! MAIN EVENT TIME!
- Jose Felix DEF. Gary Cully via TKO-3 (2:34)
CULLY STUNNED BY FELIX:
“Jose Felix has pulled off one of the biggest upsets of 2023 with a stunning stoppage over Gary Cully. The Irishman had been identified as a huge prospect but a big right hand from Felix ended matters early. Cully didn’t recover from the shot and following further attacks from Felix, the towel came in from Peter Taylor in round three.” – DAZN
- James Metcalf DEF. Dennis Hogan via UD-12 (117-110, 117-110, 115-112)
IBO World Super-Welterweight Title
HOGAN NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR METCALF:
- Caoimhin Agyarko now 13-0, gets the points win over Grant Dennis (100-90 x3)
WINNING RETURN FOR AGYARKO:
Conor McGregor is in the house:
- Thomas Carty Third Round TKO win over Jay McFarlane
Celtic Heavyweight Title
CARTY STOPS MCFARLANE:
Terri Harper vs. Cecilia Braekhus
WBA World Female Super-Welterweight Title
Taylor vs. Cameron Full Fight Card:
Prelims (DAZN and Social Media, 12:45PM/9:45AM ETPT)
- Paddy Donovan (10-0, 7 KO) vs Sam O’maison (17-4-1, 7 KO), welterweights, 8 rounds
- Maisey Rose (2-0, 0 KO) vs Kate Radomska (3-1, 0 KO), flyweights, 6 rounds
Main Card (DAZN, 2PM/11AM ETPT | Main Event Ring Walk approx. 6PM ET)
- Katie Taylor vs Chantelle Cameron, junior welterweights, 10 rounds, for Cameron’s undisputed championship (WBC, WBA, IBF, and WBO titles)
- Gary Cully (16-0, 10 KO) vs Jose Felix Jr. (39-6-1, 30 KO), lightweights, 10 rounds
- Dennis Hogan (31-4-1, 7 KO) vs JJ Metcalf (24-2, 15 KO), junior middleweights, 12 rounds — IBO World Super-Welterweight Title
- Caoimhin Agyarko (12-0, 7 KO) vs Grant Dennis (18-4, 3 KO), middleweights, 10 rounds
- Thomas Carty (5-0, 4 KO) vs Jay McFarlane (14-7, 5 KO), heavyweights, 8 rounds — Celtic Heavyweight Title
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