Women’s lightweight boxer from London, England, Caroline Dubois will work hard to gain mandatory challenger status for Katie Taylor’s title. / Photo: Instagram @__carolinedubois1
LONDON – Female lightweight boxer from London, England, Caroline Dubois will work hard to gain mandatory challenger status for Katie Taylor’s undisputed lightweight world title. This weekend, Taylor himself will have a rematch against the undisputed super lightweight champion, Chantelle Cameron.
With Taylor busy testing Chantelle Cameron, this means Taylor’s lightweight belt will not be contested throughout 2023. Dubois is also eyeing the championship belt held by Taylor. In an effort to ensure a title shot, Dubois will fight for the ‘interim’ belt.
“The interim belt is not a world title, it is not the main goal, but this is a step in the right direction to take me to that goal. I want to achieve that sooner rather than later,” said Dubois as quoted by Sky Sports.
“We are waiting for (Taylor). It really depends on the rematch with Cameron,” he added.
“It really depends on how the rematch with Cameron goes. Let’s say he (Taylor) loses, let’s say he wins, what will he do? Will he go back down (a division) to defend? On that question, will the belt be vacated or there will be an opportunity for me,” explained the boxer who owns the IBO lightweight crown.
Even though he really wants to meet Taylor in the ring, Dubois cannot predict what the Irish boxing star will do in the next year.
“These fights take a toll on your body and mind, and I don’t know how much longer he’s going to last. We won’t see him for another 5 years. But you’ll see me in 5 years,” Dubois said.
“I want to fight big names. I want to be among them,” he concluded.