Mikaela Mayer Continues Super Featherweight Reign, Signs Seven-Figure Contract Extension
One of the top prospects of modern women’s boxing Mikaela Mayer is staying at Top Rank where she started her journey six years ago.
Ahead of her title defense, the WBO/IBF junior lightweight world champion signed “a multiyear extension with Top Rank that will earn her seven figures over the life of the deal,” ESPN reported.
Mayer (16-0, 5 KOs) put on a boxing clinic when she successfully defended her titles via unanimous decision against Jennifer Han at Orange County Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California this past Saturday. Mayer looked in her groove from the starting bell and gave no breather to Han to show any sort of resistance to the champion.
Prior to the fight, Top Rank chairman Bob Arum had already announced the contract extension with the rising boxing prodigy.
“Mikaela has accomplished so much since making her professional debut in 2017, and she has only scratched the surface,” said Arum.
“She is a role model for young women in the sport and a tremendous talent. I believe she is well on her way to becoming boxing’s pound-for-pound queen, and she will be involved in the sport’s biggest events for years to come.”
“This contract represents everything I have been working for since I stepped foot in a gym 14 years ago. It’s a dream contract,” Mayer said.
“A contract that women’s boxing has yet to see and proof that we are a powerful force in the sport of boxing and here to stay.”
Mayer believes she is not even halfway on the journey to greatness and that she wants to create a legacy of her own in the boxing books.
“Every time I stepped into that ring, I fought to show the boxing world that I belonged and that women belonged. This contract tells me that I accomplished that goal. I plan on continuing that mindset for the next several years as we knock down even more barriers and create an even greater legacy.”
Mayer’s manager, George Ruiz, also paid heaps of praise to the young boxing sensation, claiming that she will now be one of boxing’s best-paid athletes.
“Mikaela’s extension with Top Rank reflects her unique talent and a promoter’s vision in growing women’s boxing,” said Ruiz.
Mayer hasn’t looked back ever since entering the pro ranks following the 2016 Rio Olympics, becoming one of the sport’s leading figures. She also has the honor of being the first female to sign a pro contract with Top Rank in nearly two decades.