Jonas is a two-weight world champion, making the first defense of her belt, which she secured with a win over Kandi Wyatt. The champion dominated her opponent to stop the Canadian in the eighth round to win the vacant belt. The win was all the more impressive given that Jonas had moved down from 154 pounds, having previously unified the junior middleweight division with the WBC, WBO and IBF belts.
As for Mayer, the American is the former IBF and WBO junior lightweight champion. The fight will test Mayer’s skills, given that the challenger will be coming up in weight from the 142-pound catchweight from her last fight with Silvia Bortot, which she won via a decision.
“I’m so excited to be fighting back in Liverpool in my first headline show and in the biggest fight of my career so far. It’s my fifth world title fight with BOXXER, in my backyard, and I’m ready for it. It’s Mikaela Mayer, she stretches above and beyond the UK shores. ‘Miss GB’ versus ‘Miss USA’ and may the best woman win,” Jonas
“These are the types of matchups boxing needs. I am feeling better than ever at my new weight and confident that 2024 is when I take it all back,” Mayer said
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— Al Bernstein (@AlBernstein) November 14, 2023
agree great fight jonas has gotten better
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