Prime Rank Pronounces Mikaela Mayer-Alycia Baumgardner
Although they don’t have a date/website as of but, an intriguing ladies’s junior light-weight unification bout is on deck. This, as WBO/IBF titleholder Mikaela Mayer will tackle WBC champ Alycia Baumgardner later this 12 months.
Top Rank made the announcement Monday afternoon and each fighters confirmed the combat with messages on their very own social media shortly after,
The true queen of the 130-pound division will likely be topped 🔜 pic.twitter.com/PUw6zSYv9K
— Prime Rank Boxing (@trboxing) May 23, 2022
“Prime Rank has secured the rights to the Mayer-Baumgardner title unification showdown, which is able to happen in late summer time/early fall. Date, venue, and ticket info will likely be introduced within the coming weeks.
“Mikaela Mayer’s prodigious expertise is just matched by her super ambition,” stated Prime Rank chairman Bob Arum. “She needs the largest fights, and Alycia Baumgardner is a worthy champion. It is a enormous occasion and probably the most anticipated matchups in ladies’s boxing.”
Mayer (17-0, 5 KOs) is a Los Angeles native who represented the U.S. on the 2016 Rio Olympics. She turned WBO world champion in October 2020 with a one-sided determination over Ewa Brodnicka. Final November 5, she unified the WBO and IBF titles with a toe-to-toe barnburner against Maiva Hamadouche within the consensus Feminine Combat of the Yr. The ten-round unanimous determination additionally earned Mayer the Ring Journal belt.
Baumgardner (12-1, 7 KOs) burst onto the scene eight days after Mayer defeated Hamadouche. She traveled to Sheffield, England, and shocked British standout Terri Harper by way of fourth-round TKO to win the WBC title. She made her first title protection April 16 with a shutout determination over former unified world champion Edith Soledad Matthysse.”
Baumgardner, who’s promoted by Matchroom Boxing, has been calling out Mayer because the Harper win and it seems that Prime Rank and Eddie Hearn’s promotion have labored out having the bout held and televised in prime time within the U.S.
Mayer is the one important feminine fighter below the Prime Rank umbrella and made historical past final 12 months, when she turned the primary feminine to headline a foremost occasion present for now.