Katie Taylor is trying in the direction of a rematch with Chantelle Cameron within the autumn after shedding her first struggle on Saturday night time in Dublin.
Cameron, who’s but to be defeated, defended her undisputed light-welterweight title with the 10-round struggle scored a 95-95 draw, and 96-94, 96-94 in favour of Cameron.
A upset Taylor instructed DAZN after the bout that she has already set her sights on one other contest with Cameron.
“I’m not sure (if it was a close fight) I’d have to look back it at,” she stated.
“Congratulations to Chantelle and thank you for this opportunity. I’m looking forward to the rematch.
“I wasn’t surprised how fast she was. I expected everything that came my way but I just came up short tonight. I look forward to next time facing her. I knew it was a close fight, every round was close but this is boxing.”
Cameron desires to kick on and win extra belts.
She stated: “I was petrified. I’ve seen results go the other way in the past. It was a close fight and Katie is a great boxer, pound-for-pound the best. My strength is putting the pressure on. I don’t mind getting hit so my corner let me off the leash.
“I beat (Jessica) McCaskill at 147 last fight and now I’ve just beat another undisputed champion. I’m sick of keeping my belts, I want to go for more belts.”
Promoter Eddie Hearn stated there will probably be a second struggle.
“I want to congratulate Katie and Chantelle for showing us what boxing is all about,” he stated.
“It was a fight that could have gone either way but I think the result was right.
“There is a rematch clause and we want to do it again in the autumn. There’s only one thing on Katie’s mind and that is a rematch.”