Katie Taylor is aiming for legendary status as she stakes a claim to Chantelle Cameron’s belts this Saturday. Read on to find out how you can purchase the fight on DAZN with Virgin Media
By Chris Miller, Feature Writer
Remember that kid at school who was annoyingly good at every sport they tried? That was Katie Taylor. A strong runner, she also excelled at Gaelic football and the Gaelic sport of camogan, and went on to play football for the Republic of Ireland at under-17, under-19 and senior level, winning numerous trophies with her club Peamount United.
But boxing was her first love, and she ultimately gave up her promising football career to focus on the sport full time. Coached by her dad Pete, himself a pro boxer, she tore through the amateur ranks and won virtually every tournament she entered – including gold at the London 2012 Olympics. She turned pro in 2016 and she’s still undefeated. And since beating Belgium’s Delfine Persoon in 2019, she’s been the undisputed lightweight champion of the world.
But Taylor wants more. And you can see if she achieves that, live on DAZN with Virgin Media on Saturday 20 May. Here’s what you need to know about her upcoming clash with Chantelle Cameron.
More than being the undisputed world champion? What else is there?
Being the undisputed world champion at two weights. Taylor (pictured above) defended her lightweight world titles against Amanda Serrano at Madison Square Garden last April, headlining the bill in a match-up described as “the biggest women’s fight of all time”. The two were due a rematch in 2023, but Serrano had to pull out through injury.
Undeterred, Taylor went on Instagram to publicly challenge undisputed super lightweight champ Chantelle Cameron. The Northampton fighter, who’s also unbeaten, agreed to put her six belts on the line.
Where is the fight taking place?
The 3Arena in Dublin, making it the first time Taylor has fought professionally in her own country. All her fights have been in England or the US, except for a 2017 win over Anahí Ester Sánchez in Cardiff, so this promises to be a memorable homecoming. “It’s incredible that after 22 fights I’m finally making my homecoming fight,” Taylor says. “Big-time boxing is coming back to Ireland and not with just an ordinary fight – it’s two undisputed champions going head to head.”
Taylor must be confident of victory on home territory, then?
It’s fair to say Taylor is always confident of victory. But she has definitely not been trash-talking Cameron (pictured above). “She has a spotless career, undisputed champion, and she has the style to make this another epic,” were Taylor’s generous words. “I do expect a tough fight obviously, but please God I’ll be going home a two-weight undisputed champion.”
Cameron, the first undisputed women’s champion from the UK, has been equally complimentary about her opponent in the build-up. “All thanks to Katie because women’s boxing is flying and if it wasn’t for Katie and [US three-weight world champion] Claressa [Shields], none of us women would be here. Katie is pound-for-pound the best women’s boxer there is. And if I can win, I can walk away from boxing one day and think, ‘I took out the best there is’.”
Who’s the favourite?
Most bookmakers have Taylor just ahead, even though a boxer moving up a weight class is generally considered to be at a disadvantage. Most experts agree that they wouldn’t be surprised by a Cameron victory.
“It’s definitely a risk [for Taylor going up to light heavyweight] but that’s what champions do, they take risks, and Katie Taylor has never shied away from a challenge,” says rival fighter Mikaela Mayer, who predicts a close contest. “It’s hard to look past someone like Katie because she is so experienced and adjusts so well. Even when she’s down, she comes back and adjusts. But I think Cameron has a very good chance of beating her.”
How do they measure up?
When is Katie Taylor v Chantelle Cameron on TV?
You can see this fight on DAZN with Virgin Media from 7pm on Saturday 20 May 2023. It’s available to order from 10am on Tuesday 16 May and costs £19.99.
The event cannot be recorded and will be repeated on Sunday 21 May at 9am, 2pm and 7pm (last playout).
The purchase will include access to the fight and will also entitle you to redeem one month’s access to DAZN – please see details at point of purchase. Promotion is owned and operated by DAZN.
How can I order the fight?
To watch this event, you must have a TiVo®, Virgin TV V6 powered by TiVo®, Virgin TV 360 or Stream set-top-box.
TiVo® and V6 customers: Go to Home > On Demand > Live Events or press On Demand and go to Live Events. Press the red button then choose the event and follow the instructions on screen. A TV PIN may not be required. To view your booking, once purchased, go to On Demand > Live Events > Event Bookings.
Virgin TV 360 and Stream customers: Go to Home > Pay Per View Events rail, press OK then choose your event and follow the instructions on screen. A TV PIN may not be required. To view your booking, once purchased, go to Home > Pay Per View Events.
Terms and conditions
A TV PIN will be required on TiVo® or Virgin TV 360 unless you have changed or make changes to the settings on your box. If you would like to disable the PPV pin prompt on TiVo, complete the following setting changes via your remote: go to Settings > Purchase Controls and ensure the setting is set to “allow purchases without a PIN”. This will disable all PIN prompts for content that does not conflict with the regulatory watershed requirements.
This event CANNOT be recorded and is NOT available to view/purchase via Liberate boxes. Repeats are free once you’ve ordered the event. If you miss the event, you can buy the repeats for the same price. The event is repeated on Sunday 21 May at 9am, 2pm and 7pm (last playout). The event can be watched either live or On Demand during its repeat window.
To check the event has been purchased, TiVo® and V6 customers should go to Home > On Demand > Live Events. The event will be there with a status of “booked”. Virgin TV 360 and Stream customers should go to Home > Saved > Rentals. The event will be there.
If the fight card is changed after the event has been purchased, an equivalent match may be provided by the broadcaster. In this case, no refund would be provided. If the broadcaster cancels the event, then refunds can be applied.
Once a customer purchases the event, it is policy that refunds are not made unless there is a technical fault or the event is cancelled. It is useful for the customer to know that repeats take place on the following day for all Live Events in case they can’t make the time of the actual event.
TiVo® and V6 customers can view the event on a second TiVo® or V6 box associated with the account without additional purchase. Please note where the second box is a non TiVo® or V6 box it will not be viewable on that box. Once selected, it correctly displays “Purchased” and “View Now”. When “View Now” is selected, it then moves to “Event Bookings”.
Virgin TV 360 customers can view the event on a second Virgin TV 360 box associated with the account without additional purchase. Please note where the second box is a non Virgin TV 360 box it will not be viewable on that box. Customers should go to Home > Saved > Rentals. The event will be there.
Virgin Media will bear responsibility for Virgin Media customers’ transaction for and access to the pay-per-view event. Virgin Media bears no obligations or liability to assist either in communication to customers, redemption, or onward customer support for the one-month subscription of DAZN. Sign-up and terms and conditions will be managed by DAZN. Customers will be able to redeem their one-month DAZN subscription within the linear pay-per-view feed delivered to Virgin Media (during the live transmission and repeat windows only).
If a Virgin Media customer purchases the Pay Per View Event on the Virgin Media Entertainment Service via their device, a QR code graphic and URL link (DAZN.com/access-code) will be included in the linear Pay Per View Event feed delivered to Virgin Media (during the Live Transmission Schedule and Repeat Transmission Schedule). When they scan the QR code, they are taken to a landing web page (DAZN.com/access-code) which includes instructions on how to redeem one-month access to DAZN. One week (approximately) after the Pay Per View Event, DAZN will dispatch the unique gift code to the customer to enable them to redeem the one-month access. For more information visit dazn.com/en-GB/help.