Katie Taylor vs Chantelle Cameron fight predictions
The huge Katie Taylor vs Chantelle Cameron undisputed fight is happening at the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland, on Saturday, May 20th and will be broadcast live and exclusively on DAZN in the UK. The event is an Eddie Hearn promotion for Matchroom Boxing and the show will start at around 6pm, with the main ringwalk taking place at around 10pm.
Below are a selection of predictions from boxing experts, plus betting odds:
Seniesa EstradaUnified strawweight champion
“Katie Taylor by unanimous decision.”
Sebastian FundoraFormer WBC World Interim super-welterweight champion
“Katie Taylor is one of the best performing fighters right now, she's on top of her game.”
Bernard HopkinsFormer undisputed middle champion
“Whoever has the better plan executed and capitalise on those moments where you gotta shine. Whoever does those things effectively will take that next step up in that fight and also in their career.”
Gabriel Rosado World title contender
“I've got Katie. She's a beast, she's a legend in the sport, so I like Katie.”
Jamie SpeightThree-weight Southern Area champion
“Brilliant fight this and I think we are in for some real scenes in Ireland Saturday evening.
“This fight will be dependant on Katie’s ability to listen to her coach and carry out the instruction she’s given. We all know Katie wants to prove people wrong and to add to that she loves to have a row and loves to prove she’s the fittest, the fastest, the toughest, she’s an out and out competitor and if she can reign that in on Saturday and stick to a sensible plan of box beautifully and move, then she wins it.
“Take nothing away from Chantelle who is an undisputed champion of the world in her own right and off her own back but Katie is a special fighter. I’d like to see Katie stick the first six rounds in the bank and then I believe she’ll want to have a little row and prove her worth in every aspect. Think we’ll have a barnstormer finish to the fight in the centre of the ring with both girls trading and Chantelle has the ability to catch Katie during these exchanges and turn it in her favour. Great great fight, I’m excited.
“Katie Taylor’s points for me.”
Rick RamosBoxing trainer & manager
“I think Chantelle Cameron has the better coaching. Chantelle is coming from one of the hottest gyms in boxing (right now)…. but I think it will be hard to get a decision against Katie Taylor in Ireland.
“I would have to say 6-4 Katie.”
Ashton Sylve Unbeaten lightweight prospect
“Katie Taylor – she's a more aggressive and experienced fighter. I'm not sure which round but I predict a stoppage.”
Anish ParekhBBN Writer
“This is a fight befitting of the return to big time boxing in Ireland.
“Katie Taylor is deservedly an icon in Ireland. Chantelle Cameron is making her own waves by becoming undisputed champion last year but nothing so far will prepare her for walking into the lions den and taking on her idol.
“The fight will be about how she manages her temperament as much as how she asserts herself physically. I reckon if this fight was anywhere but Ireland, Cameron could hold her nerve to win a decision, but it's not, and raucous crowd will overawe her in enough of the early rounds that she finds it too tough to claw back.
“It'll be an electric night in which Taylor sends her fans back home with smiles on their faces.
“Taylor by unanimous decision.”
Akeem Haynes The Breakdown
“Cameron will either need to stop Taylor or make it so clear that she is dominating the fight, unless she can get a split decision win, I just don't see a unanimous decision win.
“I really like Chantelle Cameron, I think she's solid, I think she's a great champion, but I don't think she wins the fight.
“With her size and skill she can maybe even hurt Katie Taylor, maybe even frustrate her, impose her physicality but I just don't think it'll be her night. I think Katie will play it safe, hide behind that jab, she'll use the ring very well, use her IQ and experience and I mix that with the hometown crowd… I have Katie Taylor winning this fight by decision.”
Tim RicksonBBN Editor
“Two undisputed champions putting everything on the line is a fantastic advert for women's boxing. Seeing them standing there at the press conferences both with their hoard of belts is truly inspirational and this fight will go down in history.
“Chantelle Cameron continues to go from strength to strength and I can see this fight going the same way as Taylor-Serrano, an epic battle that see-saws back and forth. Being honest, what will Cameron have to do to get a decision in Dublin against a national hero? She could match or even edge Taylor, but it won't be enough. Could Cameron dominate Taylor completely to win on points? Just can't see it happening.
“For me, Taylor has been on the bigger stage for a longer time and I think her quality and experience will edge this fight on points, especially with the hometown crowd backing every single punch she lands.”
Punch Perfect Predictions
“I just feel like this occasion is not built for Chantelle Cameron to win, unless she dominates 10 rounds to nothing, or even eight rounds in the bank, I don't see how she gets the decision, I really don't.
“I think Chantelle Cameron is good enough to beat Katie Taylor. If this fight was a little further down the road or perhaps in a neutral location, I think Chantelle Cameron wins, she'd be the first fighter I'd pick to beat Katie Tayloe, but I think Katie Taylor has every advantage and you need that in fights this close.
I think she's going to use all her pedigree, all her experience to box smart, box clever, veteran tactics to just pay off in the eyes of the judges. That championship experience is going to pay dividends and I think Katie Taylor is going to win a close decision in her home country.”
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