Taylor itching to set record straight in Cameron rematch
Katie Taylor has promised a "completely different fight" as she seeks to turn the tables in her rematch with Chantelle Cameron on Saturday night.
The pair's first meeting in May was an emotional homecoming for Irish icon Taylor but the mood turned sour in Dublin's 3Arena when she lost her undefeated record via a majority decision.
Undisputed light-welterweight champion Cameron impressed on that occasion and is being touted by many experts to repeat the trick — not that underdog status fazes Taylor.
The challenger said: "I'm very grateful for this opportunity again.
"I have a second chance here and I just can't wait to fight, whether I'm seen as an underdog or a favourite.
"I don't really take too much notice of what people say to be honest. I'm single-minded and the only people I listen to are my team and my family.
"I know that I'm going to perform to the best of my ability on Saturday and it's going to be a completely different fight to last time.
"I feel a lot better this time around. I hate all the talk and the press conferences at this stage. I'm just ready to fight."
Northampton-born Cameron played second fiddle in terms of media duties for the first fight but has commanded significantly more attention this time around.
While the 32-year-old has enjoyed the build-up, she insists her focus has remained sharper than ever.
Cameron said: "I'm embracing the week, enjoying it for once because normally I hate all this but I'm enjoying it.
"I'm not complacent whatsoever, though. I've put the work in, trained harder than ever and I feel like it's the best camp I've had.
"I know I'm going to be up against it. Katie is seeking revenge and I know it's not going to be a walk in the park. I feel like I'm the fittest I've ever been."
Cameron's fast start caught Taylor off guard in May and she insists similar tactics can be expected this weekend.
She added: "I always set a hot pace, every single time I fight I go in there and set the pace. But I can also adapt to any situation.
"As much as I can have a high work rate and get stuck in, I can also box when I need to."