katie taylor will bid to become an undisputed world champion in a second weight category. Irish Coming home while challenging Chantelle Cameroon on 20 May

Taylor (22-0, 6knockout) was originally scheduled to defend the WBC, WBA, IBF, and WBO lightweight titles in a rematch on the same date. Amanda Serrano however, the Puerto Rican was eliminated due to injury.

Instead, in his first home professional fight, Taylor is poised to make the lightweight jump and challenge Cameron (17-0, 8knock). Northampton Four world championships for fighters in 3Arena.

“Once Serrano pulled away, it was a natural fight to take,” said the Bray fighter.

“Two undefeated, reigning undisputed world champions face off, and I believe this is the first time this has happened in the modern era of the sport.

“People have been talking about this fight for a long time, so I’m glad it’s happening and I’m looking forward to being the undisputed two-weight champion on 20 May in Dublin.”

Taylor defeated Serrano in a narrow split decision in April last year, as the first women’s fight that made the headlines at New York’s famed Madison Square Garden fully justified the exaggeration.

The rematch was expected to be played at Croke Park, but due to safety costs, the field was changed and Serrano’s injury forced Cameron to step into the breach.

Having the height and reach advantages, according to Taylor, Cameron became the undisputed champion at 140 pounds in a unanimous victory over Jessica McCaskill in her most recent contest last November.

“It’s a surreal feeling that the fight is actually happening,” said Cameron, 31, who is five years younger than his next opponent.

“It feels like my entire professional career has been built around this fight, and I never thought it would happen for one reason or another.

“I know what I’m going to face and I’m the weakest, but I’m enjoying it. Successfully defending my belts against Taylor will be the icing on the cake for me.

“Being undisputed and then defending them against the best of women’s boxing will truly mark my place in women’s boxing and create my own legacy.”