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Taylor eager for rematch after decision loss to Cameron
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Cormac Pearson
Press Association
Chantelle Cameron celebrates defeating Katie Taylor
Chantelle Cameron celebrates defeating Katie Taylor

Katie Taylor is looking towards an autumn rematch with Chantelle Cameron in after losing for the first time on Saturday night in Dublin.

Undefeated Cameron defended her undisputed light-welterweight crown, with two judges scoring the 10-round fight 96-94 in her favour and the other calling it a 95-95 draw. 

A disappointed Katie Taylor told DAZN after the bout that she has already set her sights on the rematch.

She said: “I’m not sure [if it was a close fight] I’d have to look back it at.

“Congratulations to Chantelle and thank you for this opportunity. I’m looking forward to the rematch.

“I wasn’t surprised how fast she was. I expected everything that came my way but I just came up short tonight. I look forward to next time facing her.

“I knew it was a close fight, every round was close but this is boxing.”

Cameron, who holds the IBF, WBC, WBO and WBA titles, said: “I was petrified. I’ve seen results go the other way in the past. 

“It was a close fight and Katie is a great boxer, pound-for-pound the best.

“My strength is putting the pressure on. I don’t mind getting hit so my corner let me off the leash.

“I beat McCaskill at 147lb last fight and now I’ve just beat another undisputed champion. I’m sick of keeping my belts, I want to go for more belts.”

Promoter Eddie Hearn revealed the two fighters will do it again. 

He said: “I want to congratulate Katie and Chantelle for showing us what boxing is all about.

“It was a fight that could have gone either way but I think the result was right.

“There is a rematch clause and we want to do it again in the autumn. There’s only one thing on Katie’s mind and that is a rematch.”

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