Eddie Hearn, the promoter for world champions Katie Taylor and Chantelle Cameron, is exploring the possibility of matching them in a high-stakes showdown on May 20 in Dublin. This would be a rare occurrence, with two undisputed champions facing off in a highly anticipated bout.
Katie Taylor, the undisputed lightweight champion, was scheduled to face Amanda Serrano in a rematch. However, it was recently revealed that Serrano suffered an injury and was unable to compete on the May date. Taylor took to social media on Thursday to issue a public challenge to Cameron, who holds the undisputed crown at 140-pounds and is coming off a solid decision win over Jessica McCaskill.
Taylor aims to fight in the month of May and is unwilling to sit around until August or September, which is when the Serrano rematch would likely secure a new date, according to Hearn. The veteran promoter believes there is a very good chance of the showdown coming off, as both boxers are now pushing for the fight.
“Katie will fight anyone. I guess the only fighter there has ever been a question mark over whether she would fight her or not is Chantelle Cameron. But behind the scenes, I know Taylor has always been up for that,” Hearn told Metro.co.uk.
The potential bout between Taylor and Cameron is generating a lot of excitement among boxing fans. Both fighters are known for their incredible skills, with Taylor being one of the most dominant fighters in the sport and Cameron emerging as a force to be reckoned with in recent years.
If the fight does go ahead, it would be a major event for women’s boxing and could go down as one of the biggest fights in the sport’s history. The match-up between two undisputed champions is a rare occurrence in boxing, and it is sure to capture the attention of fans all over the world.
Hearn is confident that the fight can be made, and negotiations are currently underway to finalize the details. “Now we are in talks with DAZN to see if we can make it happen. Both sides have agreed, they haven’t agreed on the money yet, but that is something we hope we will be able to overcome, but I think there is a very good chance you see that fight on 20 May,” he said.
With both fighters eager to get into the ring and prove themselves, this could be a fight for the ages. Fans will be eagerly anticipating any news about the potential showdown between Taylor and Cameron, and it remains to be seen whether it will indeed take place on May 20.