WBC junior welterweight champion Chantelle Cameron is hoping to secure a future showdown with unified lightweight champion Katie Taylor.
Cameron captured the WBC title back in October, with a dominant win over Brazil’s Adriana Dos Santos Araujo.
Cameron (13-0, 7 KOs) has been urging to get some payback, for the outcome of her meeting with Taylor in the amateur ranks in 2011. Taylor got the win and went on to much bigger things with an Olympic gold medal in the London games.
The 29-year-old views the bout with Taylor (17-0, 6 KOs) as the women’s version of Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua in the UK.
“The fight is nowhere near being made. Right now, I don’t think it will ever happen. It is the dream fight for me and I am capable of winning it and taking her belts. But she won’t even acknowledge or talk about me. I won’t waste my energy chasing the fight she is clearly trying to avoid,” Cameron said to The Sun.
“It would be huge for women’s boxing and to even hear it compared to AJ vs Fury is great exposure for us. It would be a similar-sized fight, not just in Britain but in the world.”
Cameron admits that she’s a far better fighter as a pro than she ever was as an amateur.
She’s studied the key fights in Taylor’s career – and she believes the unbeaten boxer has flaws that make her beatable.
“Of course she was going to beat me. I was a novice with very little experience. I am very honest, I wasn’t a great amateur. The style didn’t suit me. But I am a much better pro fighter — it’s a different ball game. Amateur Katie was untouchable but she is touchable now. She isn’t invincible. In the pros she is vulnerable. If you put it on her, she’s very beatable,” Cameron said.