After Thanksgiving meals are consumed and football is played, the sport of boxing is prepared to deliver a pair of promising fight cards. Headlining the weekend of marquee matchups, David Benavidez will challenge the unbeaten two-division Demetrius Andrade. However, the weekend of fights will kick off with a rematch featuring undisputed lightweight champion Katie Taylor and undisputed super lightweight champion Chantelle Cameron.
Taylor and Cameron previously went to battle in Dublin, Ireland at 3Arena on May 20. Cameron prevailed with a majority decision, handing Taylor the first loss of her carer. Six months later, Taylor is focused and ready to go for what she has described as the “most important fight” of her career thus far.
“I’ve prepared for whatever comes my way, she has a high work rate and she will bring that to the table on the night,” she told ESPN.
“It would be one of the best wins of my career [to beat Cameron at the weekend]. This one feels special. I’m looking forward to the revenge I guess and I love going into these fights where people are doubting me…. I’m not saying there’s any extra pressure this time around because every fight has pressure, but this is probably my most important fight yet in my career. This is a must win fight.”
For the first time in her career, Taylor will enter a championship fight as an underdog. Cameron has emerged as a -185 favorite while Taylor sits as a +150 underdog, according to Draftkings Sportsbook.