Tyson Fury may have defended his lineal heavyweight world championship on Saturday night against Tom Schwarz, but a fighter on the undercard also took a major step forward that evening as well. Her name is Mikaela Mayer and she thinks she is the future of women’s boxing.
Mayer, a three-time USA Boxing national champion, who also competed in the 2016 Rio Olympics, defeated Lizbeth Crespo with a 10-round unanimous decision to move to an impressive 11-0 in her professional boxing career.
“…how she broke down those walls and made women’s MMA, a market for women’s MMA, yeah, I absolutely see myself doing that for women’s boxing,” said Mayer.
“I feel like we all have a duty to show the world and prove to the world that we can be competitive,” Mayer added. “That we can put on good shows, that we can sell.”
Now, with her latest victory, Mayer, the current NABF female super featherweight champion, hopes she’s one step closer to landing a women’s 130-pound world title shot.
So, is she the Ronda Rousey of women’s boxing? I guess we’ll have to wait and find out.