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Bhuaigh Katie Taylor i gcoinne Cameron to become undisputed World Super Lightweight champion

Katie Taylor joined the pantheon of legends dornálaíochta oíche Dé Sathairn when she became a two-weight undisputed world champion.

The 37-year-old defied all the odds to avenge her only career loss when outpointing defending world super lightweight champion Chantelle Cameron after a 10-round scrap den scoth at the 3Arena.

When the máistir of ceremonies David Diamante announced an toradh the noise leibhéal generated by the sell-out attendance of 9,000 surely exceeded the record 113.7 decibels reached for Katie’s Olympic debut i gcoinne Natasha Jonas in London’s ExCel Centre in 2012.

The Bray Olympic champion triumphed on a majority verdict and deservingly so as she was ag dul siar ar na mblianta with a vintage performance to match her best riamh.

Ba é an sé mhí is faide i mo shaol waiting for this rematch,” a dúirt sí.

“This is my real homecoming tonight. You saw the worst of me in May. You saw the best of me tonight. Let’s get the trilogy in Croke Park.

​Taylor is only an tríú fighter in modern times to become a two-weight undisputed world champion following i gconsanna of Evander Holyfield (cruiserweight and heavyweight) and double Olympic gold medallist Claressa Shields (welterweight and middleweight).

Cameron is an seacthú world champion Taylor has defeated in her glittering seven-year career in pro boxing. Ach ní raibh aon rud she achieved in her 22-year long career matched tonight’s success.

Don chéad uair riamh, she was the underdog. She was giving away weight — maybe as much as 10 pounds — height and age (Cameron is 32) ach fós produced the performance she had promised she would and that was sufficient to end Cameron’s 17-fight unbeaten run.

It is beagnach inevitable there will be another athchluiche and Eddie Hearn will have to iarracht a dhéanamh to make good on his promise to deliver Croke Park.



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