Women’s boxing is taking a major step forward in 2022. Earlier this year, Amanda Serrano and Katie Taylor put on a spectacular performance in front of a sold out crowd at Madison Square Garden. Not long thereafter, Savannah Marshall and Claressa Shields signed the dotted line and agreed to a major middleweight bout. Not to mention, Chantelle Cameron hinted that she’d like to move up a division and fight undisputed welterweight champion Jessica McCaskill later this year. Now, it appears that fight fans will finally receive the 130-pound unification bout that they have been waiting for.
Multiple sources have confirmed that super featherweight champions Mikaela Mayer and Alycia Baumgardner will meet in an epic showdown this summer. While a venue and exact date are being worked out, it appears that the fight will be broadcast on ESPN in the U.S. and Sky Sports overseas.
Baumgardner and Mayer will not only be fighting for titles this summer, but they will also be fighting for bragging rights. Both women have traded insults via social media for months.
“On the bright side for Mayer, a loss to me will be the best result on her resumé,” Baumgardner told Matchroom Boxing earlier this month.
“Have you seen your BoxRec, Alycia Baumgardner?” Mayer replied.
Needless to say, the two fighters have a bit of bad blood and will settle it in the ring this summer.