Friday 19 October 2018

Barry McGuigan calls out Katie Taylor by claiming he has a fighter to beat the Bray woman

Katie Taylor
Katie Taylor
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

BARRY McGuigan reckons that his prospect, Chantelle Cameron, would be too strong and relentless for unified WBA/IBF World champion Katie Taylor.

And McGuigan doesn’t believe Taylor has improved as a professional. Unbeaten England-born Cameron is the current IBO lightweight champion. She’s won six fights, four by way of knockout.

One of those wins was a 6th round stoppage of Viviane Obenauf, who went the distance before losing on points to Taylor in Manchester in December 2016.

McGuigan has previously talked up a Taylor versus Cameron fight and predicts that the Northampton puncher would beat the Bray woman.

“Katie has a good chin, I just feel Chantelle will be too strong, too relentless for her,” McGuigan told World Boxing News.

“She’s (Taylor) a better amateur than a professional. I mean this with the greatest respect, but I don’t think she has improved as a professional.”

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