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Mikaela Mayer vs. Alycia Baumgardner signed for highly anticipated unification bout as good times continue for women’s boxing


Mikaela Mayer vs. Alycia Baumgardner is now signed to take place in late summer or early fall, promoters Top Rank have announced.

The two American champions will meet to unify their world super featherweight titles in a highly anticipated showdown.

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Mayer unified the IBF and WBO belts by defeating Maiva Hamadouche in November

Mayer currently holds the IBF and WBO titles, while Baumgardner holds the WBC crown.

The pair have been trading words online for several months now, but due to promotional politics, many did not expect a fight to materialize in the immediate future.

In a pleasant surprise, that’s exactly what happened as the pair have now signed on to meet next.

A statement from Top Rank read: “Mikaela Mayer and Alycia Baumgardner have traded hay on social media.

“Soon, the two pound-for-pound talents will throw themselves into a super fight that will establish the true queen of the 130-pound division.

“Top Rank has secured the rights to the Mayer-Baumgardner title unification showdown, which will take place in late summer/early fall.

Mikaela Mayer vs. Alycia Baumgardner signed for highly anticipated unification bout as good times continue for women’s boxing

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Baumgardner stopped Terri Harper to win the WBC title

“Date, venue and ticket information will be announced in the coming weeks.”

Bob Arum added: “The prodigious talent of Mikaela Mayer is matched only by her formidable ambition.

“She wants the biggest fights, and Alycia Baumgardner is a worthy champion.

“This is a massive event and one of the most anticipated matchups in women’s boxing.”

It looks like good times are continuing for women’s boxing following Katie Taylor’s win over Amanda Serrano.

A rematch is in the works for this fight, as is an undisputed middleweight title clash between Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall.

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