Katie Taylor suffers first defeat as Chantelle Cameron defends titles

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  • Darling of Dublin beaten on her dramatic homecoming
  • English fighter wins majority decision on fraught night

Chantelle Cameron withstood the immense pressure bearing down on her, and the formidable challenge of Katie Taylor and her fevered supporters, to retain her undisputed world super-lightweight titles on a majority decision late on Saturday night in a fraught atmosphere in Dublin. Her narrow victory on points over the valiant Taylor secured Cameron the sweetest win of her career by scores of 96-94 twice, with the third official unable to separate them as he scored it a 95-95 draw.

It was the first time that Taylor had fought in her home country and, even with 10,000 people roaring her on, she could not quite contain the power and aggression of Cameron. It was still a magnificent contest which left the capacity crowd stunned and silent. They roused themselves to boo Cameron at the end – which was grossly unfair as both women had shown immense courage and skill.

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Written by Donald McRae at the 3Arena
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