Tickets for Katie Taylor's historic fight with Chantelle Cameron at the 3Arena in Dublin on May 20 sold out in minutes on Wednesday morning, as fans scrambled to witness the first professional homecoming of Ireland's boxing superstar. Taylor, who has won all 22 of her professional bouts and holds the undisputed lightweight world titles, will challenge Cameron for her WBC and IBF super-lightweight belts in a bid to become a two-weight undisputed champion. The fight, which was announced last month by promoter Eddie Hearn, has generated huge interest and excitement among Irish boxing fans, who have not seen Taylor fight on home soil since her amateur days.
The 3Arena, which has a capacity of 9,000 for boxing events, was expected to sell out quickly, but the demand exceeded all expectations as tickets were snapped up within minutes of going on general sale at 10am. Some fans reported difficulties in accessing the Ticketmaster and Stage Front websites due to the high volume of traffic, while others expressed their frustration at missing out on tickets.
€100 tickets to Katie Taylor fight already being sold by touts for over €500. On the Ticketmaster site. Ticketmaster are glorified scalpers. #TaylorCameron https://t.co/A65hGzbhwi pic.twitter.com/PH6Fzh2U5v
— Andy McCarroll (@Andymc1983) April 5, 2023
The cheapest tickets were priced at €80, while the most expensive VIP ringside seats cost €1,500. The average ticket price was around €250.
Little look there. It appears the cheapest tickets left for the Katie Taylor fight are €765 (plus charges)
— Dodge (@seidodge) April 5, 2023
Taylor will face England’s Chantelle Cameron in a blockbuster fight at the 3Arena in Dublin. The bout will be Taylor’s first professional fight in her home country and a chance to become a two-weight undisputed world champion.
Taylor, who is the reigning undisputed lightweight champion, will challenge Cameron for her four light-welterweight belts. Cameron, who is also undefeated, won the undisputed title by defeating Jessica McCaskill in Abu Dhabi last November.
The fight was originally planned to be a rematch between Taylor and Amanda Serrano, who Taylor beat by a close decision at Madison Square Garden in New York last April. However, Serrano suffered an injury setback and had to withdraw from the fight. Taylor then called out Cameron on Instagram, saying she was “happy to move up in weight” for the fight.
Taylor said: "Once Serrano pulled out this was the natural fight to make. It’s two undefeated, reigning undisputed world champions going up against each other. People have been talking about this fight for a long time now so I’m delighted it’s happening and I’m looking forward to becoming a two-weight undisputed champion in Dublin."1
Cameron said: "This is the fight I’ve always wanted. Katie is a great champion and a legend of the sport, but I believe I have what it takes to beat her. I’m not intimidated by fighting in her backyard. I’m going there to make history and shock the world."1