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The harangue of the famous Irish martial artist Conor McGregor was not enough for his compatriot, the boxer Katie Taylor, to win the fight at home against her English colleague Chantelle Cameron, who ratified the undisputed title of super lightweight champion.
Taylor was defeated at the 3Arena in Dublin, the capital of Ireland, with an audience that flocked to the venue to support their boxer, including McGregor, who could be seen ringside. With a final score of 95-95, 96-94 and 96-94 from the judges in favor of the British, the audience did not have their best night since all the local fighters lost in the three bouts of the main event: Taylor, Gary Cully, and Dennis Hogan.
Cameron knew how to maintain hitting consistency during the 10 rounds, looking physically better prepared than her opponent. Taylor, for her part, did not seem so lucid and precise, a situation that was criticized by her coach Ross Enamait, who advised her several times to move around the ring and to use her legs, according to DAZN.
However, the fight was fairly even in general and ended up being decided by a round in which one of the judges gave a 95-95 tie and the other two gave Cameron the victory 96-94 and 94-94.
“I have to go back and look at her. It was obviously a very, very close fight. It wasn’t how I wanted my homecoming to go. But I’m very grateful for the support to be honest. Thank you Chantelle for the opportunity to fight for your belts. I hope to have revenge. I fell short tonight,” the Irishwoman told DAZN in the post-fight interview.
In this way Cameron improved his personal record reaching 18-0, winning eight of those fights by KO. For his part, Taylor suffered the first setback in his career and now has a record of 22-1, with six knockouts.
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