Taylor sets sights on Cameron rematch and not retirement
Katie Taylor has laughed off talk of retirement after her first professional defeat this month and is targeting a November rematch against Chantelle Cameron.
Taylor’s bid to become a two-weight undisputed world champion fell flat as the previously unbeaten lightweight was outpointed by Cameron on her Ireland homecoming in Dublin.
Cameron, who retained her four light-welterweight world titles with the majority decision win, has intimated she wants to step down to 135lb to challenge for Taylor's belts in any return bout.
And Taylor, 36, insists her only priority is another showdown with Cameron. She told RTE: “I don’t even know what retirement means. I definitely don’t feel like it’s time for me to retire.
“It will happen one day in the future but now my sights are set on securing a rematch with Chantelle.
"That’s the only fight that matters to me now. I think we’re looking at a November date.
“I haven’t looked back on the fight yet. I think the right person won. I have to take the loss and move on from it.
"I’m just excited to get back to America to start training again for the rematch.
“I will learn from this. I definitely didn’t feel myself in there. I did feel very, very tired straight away. I’ll just have to go back to the drawing board.
“I’m definitely not going to end my career like that.”