WBO and IBF world champion Mikaela Mayer and WBC champion Alycia Baumgardner will face off in a unification bout in the 130-pound division later this yr, it has been confirmed.
Prime Rank confirmed on Tuesday that the title combat has been agreed, and can happen both in late summer time or early autumn.
“Mikaela Mayer’s prodigious expertise is just matched by her super ambition,” Prime Rank chairman Bob Arum stated.
“She desires the most important fights, and Alycia Baumgardner is a worthy champion. It is a large occasion and some of the anticipated matchups in ladies’s boxing.”
Mayer (17-0, 5 KOs) is a Los Angeles native who represented the US on the 2016 Rio Olympics. She grew to become WBO world champion in October 2020 with a one-sided resolution over Ewa Brodnicka.
Final November, she unified the WBO and IBF titles with a toe-to-toe barnburner in opposition to Maiva Hamadouche within the consensus Feminine Combat of the Yr. The ten-round unanimous resolution additionally earned Mayer the Ring Journal belt.
Baumgardner (12-1, 7 KOs) burst onto the scene eight days after Mayer defeated Hamadouche. She travelled to Sheffield, England, and surprised British standout Terri Harper through fourth-round TKO to win the WBC title.
She made her first title defence on April 16 with a shutout resolution over former unified world champion Edith Soledad Matthysse.