Sitting at ringside in New York, I was convinced that Katie Taylor had lost in an epic battle with Delfine Persoon, but next month she can make a big statement by winning convincingly in their rematch.
I was surprised that Katie and her team agreed to another war with Persoon because the first bout at Madison Square Garden last June was such a brutal fight. So full credit to Katie for going for the fight because a lot of fighters would have been happy to get the win and move on, never seeing Persoon again.
Also, it's obvious in these days of behind-closed-doors bouts that top fighters are not going for risky 50-50 clashes, it's more like 80-20 or 70-30 because there are no fans and it just makes sense to wait for the crowds to return for the huge clashes. So that's another reason to give credit to both girls for signing up to one of the biggest fights of the summer.
But it shows you the character of Katie and why she is a role model for so many young women in sport or whatever their interest may be.
In New York, the undisputed lightweight champion was defending her title in front of a very pro-Katie crowd and sometimes that can help get you over the line - whether it is the extra drive you get from the fans or the fact that sometimes the judges can be swayed by the vocal support for one fighter. That's just the reality sometimes, particularly when rounds are close as they were in their first fight. Now she has taken the fight in a quiet environment, in Eddie Hearn's back garden, with no fans able to influence the outcome of what should be another war.
I got criticised heavily in some quarters because I thought Persoon had won, but that's still my opinion. That doesn't in any way diminish my admiration for Katie, it's just a professional opinion, and you have to take emotion out of scoring a fight, which I'm not sure all Irish people can do when it comes to their heroes.
This is an opportunity for Katie to win the rematch and prove that she is the much better boxer. We know that she is much more skilful but this time around she will need to have the tactics to make sure she can keep Persoon at bay.
I think Katie's jab will be the key on August 22 because if she can use that to good effect and keep rolling away from Persoon's attack, as well as discouraging the challenger from just marching forward, then she can win convincingly.
She was to have fought Amanda Serrano in a huge fight but the American felt she would not be ready in time. Serrano got stick for that, but her promoter Lou DiBella made it abundantly clear that because of the virus she has had no proper training facilities, so people need to wind their necks in and realise that the woman is an elite athlete and needs the right preparation before fighting someone like Katie.
The bottom line for me is that we have seen the best of Persoon but Katie can go to another skill level in the rematch and that can be the key to victory.