Former undisputed super lightweight champion Chantelle Cameron (18-1, 8KOs) has confirmed that a trilogy fight with her Irish rival Katie Taylor (23-1, 6KOs) will not happen next. 

Cameron’s confirmation follows reports by Irish broadcaster RTE that Taylor will now opt to fight in the United States and rematch Amanda Serrano (46-2-1, 30KOs) at The Sphere in Las Vegas, with a target date during June. 

In 2023, Cameron shared the ring twice with Taylor – in May and November – first retaining her undisputed 140lbs championship and handing Taylor her first career defeat as a professional. Then, Taylor flipped the result with a much-improved performance in Dublin. 

At the turn of 2024, Cameron, Taylor, and Matchroom Boxing became embroiled in protracted negotiations for a trilogy encounter. They sought to host the fight at Dublin’s Croke Park stadium but they were not able to agree upon a deal with the operators of the 82,000-capacity venue. 

Speaking to Sky Sports, Cameron believes that she has wasted her time and feels the collapse of negotiations is a missed opportunity for them both.

“She’s not taking the trilogy. I feel like months have been wasted of my career now,” Cameron told Sky Sports. “The magnitude for women’s boxing would have been huge.

“As much as I wanted the trilogy for selfish reasons, for the fact that I want to fight for my belts, it would have been so good for women’s boxing and kept women’s boxing on the rise.”

The Northamptonshire fighter’s intentions remain to challenge Taylor and attempt to recapture her world titles. Cameron admits it might have been easier for her to move up the weights and challenge for another world title instead of waiting for Taylor, but she insists she wants Taylor again.

“There are massive fights out there for me, but all I want is my 140lbs belts back,” Cameron added. “The way that Katie won them, I can’t let them go like that. I need to get a shot at getting them belts back.

“The plan is to get me into another big fight. I’m mandatory for three of the 140lbs belts. I need to put pressure on her [Taylor], put her in a corner and then chase more belts.

“It would be so easy to go up to 147lbs, start fighting for belts there, and then stay at 147lbs. However, I feel like I won’t be doing myself any justice there because I want to settle this score with Katie Taylor.”

“I don’t want to go away from it and get stuck into 147lbs and let that fight go. It may be me being naïve and a little bit deluded, thinking that Katie will fight me again [but] I want to put the wrongs right.

“The belts were grabbed off me, and then she ran. I don’t want to leave it like that. It will annoy me for the rest of my career.

“She can’t be running away with those 140lbs belts. Somehow, I’m going to track her down, and I’m going to fight again for my belts.”