Mikaela Mayer vs Alycia Baumgardner Preview October 15th, 2022
Unbeaten Mikaela Mayer of Woodland Hills, California is putting her female WBO and IBF Junior Lightweight Titles on the line this Saturday, October 15th in London, England against WBC and IBO Champion Alycia Baumgardner of Fremont, Ohio in a big unification fight. The 10-round bout was originally scheduled for September 11th but was postponed due to the death of Queen Elizabeth. It can be seen live in the UK on Sky Sports Action while those in America can catch it on ESPN+. Mayer last boxed in April when she beat Jennifer Han by a wide 10-round unanimous decision while Baumgardner last fought in April as well when she scored a 10-round shutout over Edith Matthysse.
Mikaela Mayer vs Alycia Baumgardner Betting Odds
- Alycia Baumgardner +220
- Mikaela Mayer -280
The 32-year-old Mayer climbs through the ropes with a perfect record of 17-0 with 5 Ko’s and has boxed 114 rounds since turning pro in 2017. She enjoyed a fine amateur career and reportedly went 62-25 while winning the 2012, 2015 and 2016 USA Women’s National Championships Final and finished second in 2014. She also won the 2011, 2013 and 2014 USA Women’s National Golden Gloves Final and took bronze at the 2012 World Championships.
Mayer won the vacant WBC-NABF Female Junior Lightweight Title with an eight-round unanimous decision over Vanessa Bradford in 2018 and won the vacant WBO Junior Lightweight Belt in 2020 with a 10-round unanimous nod over Ewa Brodnicka. She then captured the IBF and Ring Magazine Junior Lightweight Championships in 2021 by beating Maiva Hamadouche by 10-round unanimous decision. Mayer stands 5-feet-9-inches tall with a 66.5-inch reach and has decent power for her division with a current knockout ratio of 29.4 per cent.
Baumgardner is 28 years old and makes her ring walk with an impressive mark of 12-1 with 7 Ko’s. She made her pro debut in 2017 and has boxed 56 rounds since. Her lone loss came to Christina Linardatou by way of an eight-round split decision in 2018 when she lost the WBC International Super Featherweight Title. She had won the vacant belt two fights earlier with an eight-round unanimous decision over Nydia Feliciano.
Baumgardner stopped Terri Harper in the fourth round last November to win the WBC and IBO Junior-Lightweight titles and is riding a six-fight winning streak. Baumgardner turned pro after an amateur career which saw her win a silver medal at the 2014 National Golden Gloves as a welterweight and a gold at the 2014 US National Boxing Championships as a lightweight. She’s 5-feet-6-inches tall with an unlisted reach so gives up three inches in height to Mayer. As far as power goes, she’s far above average in the female version of the sport with a current knockout ratio of 54 per cent.
Mayer has the slicker boxing skills but she’s five years older than Baumgardner and doesn’t possess as much power. As long as she can handle that power and utilize the edge in skills, experience and height which she possesses, I’m expecting her to take Baumgardner’s belts on Saturday.
Mayer has the experience and slightly better skills.
Play: Mayer -280 @ BetOnline.ag
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