- Chantelle Cameron Upset Katie Taylor In Irish Star’s May Homecoming
- Cameron Was Unhappy With The Hostile Atmosphere She Experienced
- The Undisputed Champion’s Mum Will Not Be In Dublin For The Rematch
Chantelle Cameron (18-0, 8 KOs) retained her undisputed super lightweight championship for the first time when she upset the P4P #1 and female boxing’s biggest star, Katie Taylor (22-0, 6 KOs) in Taylor’s Ireland homecoming this May.
Facing Taylor in Ireland was a major challenge for Cameron and she has now, exclusively, spoken to NoSmokeSport about her experience of being in Dublin for the fight week.
The pair will once again do battle in Dublin for their rematch, Cameron told NoSmokeSport.com.
Chantelle Cameron Dublin Fight Week Experience
“It was hostile. It was difficult”, Cameron told NoSmokeSport, “I learnt a lot about myself mentally that whole week cause it was a tough week and had to poker Face it and keep myself mentally switched on, ignoring the noise.”
Cameron quite literally went into the lion’s den that week in Dublin. Katie Taylor is one of the biggest sporting stars in Ireland and Cameron as the opponent was not gonna get a welcome reception.
“I’ve been hearing a few bits and bobs from my friends, sponsors, and families that things were happening over there and I don’t think they were very nice to some of the people that were supporting me.”
The Undisputed champion went on to suggest that some of her supporters and team were victims of unpleasant incidents during their week in Dublin.
“My mum definitely didn’t want to be coming back to Dublin. She actually told me yesterday, she’s not going to come back to Dublin to support me if I go back there.”
The experience was so bad that should the pair rematch on November 25 as expected in Dubin, Cameron’s mother will not in Dublin to support her daughter on one of her biggest nights.
“That week there were little things going on behind the scenes. Things that were trying to knock me off track and mess with me.”
“I just didn’t feel like I was treated with much respect, I was just there as an opponent.”
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