In about two weeks’ time, Katie Taylor will once again face Chantelle Cameron, the fighter who made her taste defeat for the first time, but she has no lack of confidence going into the rematch.
A win in November will increase my legacy: Katie Taylor
Katie Taylor and Chantelle Cameron will lock horns for the second time this 25th November, returning to the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland- where back in May Cameron defended her undisputed light-welterweight championship against Taylor via majority decision.
In what could have been a stellar homecoming for Taylor, the reigning undisputed lightweight champ who could have become a two weight undisputed champ, she also suffered her maiden professional career loss in front of her home crowd, while fighting for the first time in her home soil.
However, the setback has not curbed her confidence by one bit, as speaking to BBC 5 Live Boxing, Taylor insisted that she was not surprised to see what Cameron was able to perform in the squared circle six months ago.
“I don’t think there were any surprises what Chantelle brought to the table, really, from my point of view,” said Taylor. “Yeah, she was obviously the better fighter that night but I’m still as confident as ever that if I perform to my abilities that I will win, regardless of who’s on the other side of the ring. I still have an incredible amount of confidence coming into this fight.”
Asked if retirement entered her mind at all in the wake of the loss, Taylor said she never considered it.
“No, I think that would be a terrible way to bow out for me,” Taylor responded when asked about retirement thoughts. “The retirement never came into my mind. I’m just excited. I think this will increase my legacy with a win over Chantelle in November. Every fight is the most important fight, the next fight is always the most important fight for every single fighter. It’s a must win.…I certainly believe that a win in November will increase that legacy.” [H/T Boxing Scene]