Chantelle Cameron vs. Katie Taylor: Irish boxer receives hero’s welcome at tense Dublin weigh-in
Katie Taylor and Chantelle Cameron have both made weight for Saturday’s undisputed light-welterweight championship fight in Dublin.
Taylor was accorded a hero’s welcome by enthusiastic supporters who will witness the Irishwoman fight on home turf for the first time as a professional.
During the match, Cameron cut a casual figure as the partisan audience sang Taylor’s name.
“I can hardly wait to get my hands on those belts.” “I’m honored to represent this great country,” Taylor remarked.
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Taylor, 36, is stepping up from lightweight to take on fellow unbeaten champion Cameron.
“Cool heads in a hot kitchen, just getting down to business on Saturday night,” the defending champion explained.
Taylor was introduced to the audience second, instead of first, as is customary for the defending champion.
Taylor was accompanied by two violinists dressed in sequined green outfits, who played a rendition of the Irish folk ballad Drunken Sailor for a crowded gathering inside the Mansion House.