Saints boss Dowson would love to see town star Cameron box at the Gardens

Saints boss Phil Dowson says it would be 'fantastic' to see Chantelle Cameron fight at cinch Stadium at Franklin's Gardens.
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Cameron is desperate to finally enjoy a Northampton homecoming should she once again spoil Katie Taylor's big night in Dublin on November 25.

And if Cameron can get the win she so badly wants, she is set to fight at the Gardens.

The 32-year-old has already defeated Taylor in the Irish capital once, successfully defending her undisputed light-welterweight titles against the previously undefeated and still reigning undisputed lightweight title holder.

Chantelle Cameron is set to take on Katie Taylor again (photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)Chantelle Cameron is set to take on Katie Taylor again (photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Chantelle Cameron is set to take on Katie Taylor again (photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Cameron has won all 18 of her professional bouts, enhancing her reputation fight by fight.

And Dowson, who recently met Cameron as she filmed some footage at the Gardens, would love to see the town star take to the canvas at the home of the Saints.

"It would be a tremendous coup for the Saints, to get someone doing such amazing things on the world stage," Dowson said.

"To host a fight here would be fantastic and I think it would be great for the town and for the club to have a different sport, championship boxing in that space.

"It would be really positive.

"It speaks volumes about the sporting culture that Northampton has, with the Cobblers, the cricket team and Chantelle flying the flag as well.

"It's really impressive."

Cameron has constantly expressed a desire to put Northampton on the map, and she continues to do just that.

A huge fight on home soil has so far eluded her, but should she beat Taylor for a second time, she is set to get her chance at the Gardens.

"This place (the Gardens) is important to me because it’s home,” Cameron told the Matchroom Boxing YouTube channel.

"It’s a massive venue and it holds 15,000 people.

"The motivation for me in this rematch with Katie Taylor is that I’m a step closer to my own homecoming.

"To be able to box in Northampton, my hometown, in front of all my family, all my friends, with no one having to travel far – that’s my motivation.

"Every training session, every run, I’m just thinking ‘I’ve got to beat you because I’ve got to bring boxing back to Northampton and bring my belts to be here in front of all my people’.

"I’ve visualised it so much. It would be an absolute dream come true for me, it would cement my career and it would be one of the best nights of my life to say I’ve boxed in my own town.”