The much-anticipated bout Mikaela Mayer vs Alycia Baumgardner culminated with a split decision win for Baumgardner that made her unified women’s super featherweight champion, know the full undercard results and purse
After handing Mikaela Mayer her first loss of her professional career at the O2 Arena in London, Alycia Baumgardner has been crowned the new IBF, WBC, & WBO women’s super featherweight champion. After ten competitive rounds, Baumgardner was given the victory by a split decision in a battle that divided many boxing fans and experts.
Mikaela Mayer vs Alycia Baumgardner Purse, Payouts, Winner, Full Fight Card Results, Score And Boxing Match Highlights
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Official purse details of fight between Mikaela Mayer and Alycia Baumgardner hasn’t been announced yet but it is estimated that Mayer will bag around $500,000 due to the match being labelled as co-main event for Shields vs Marshall clash. Meanwhile after winning the match, it is likely that payout of Alycia Baumgardner will eclipse Mayer since she became unified champion of super featherweight division.
WBO, IBF, & The Ring super featherweight champion Mikaela Mayer and WBC & IBO champion Alycia Baumgardner squared off at the famed O2 Arena in London with the match scheduled for October 15, 2022. The main programme of event commenced at 2:30 ET (7:30 BST), while the ring walks for Mayer vs Baumgardner started at 4:00 ET (9:00 BST). WBO, IBF, The Ring, WBC & IBO title was on the line during Mayer and Baumgardner 10-round super featherweight fight.
In the co-main event of Claressa Shields vs. Savannah Marshall on Saturday night in London, Baumgardner defeated Mayer through split decision to become the unified super-featherweight champion. The fight started out with Baumgardner being the speedier of the two combatants, but as it went on, Mayer started to settle in and start winning rounds. After final bell, scorecards read 93-97, 96-95, and 96-95 in favor of Baumgardner as two judges were sure that she had done enough to win.
Full Fight Card Results
- Claressa Shields defeated Savannah Marshall: For WBA, WBC, WBO, & IBF women’s middleweight titles
- Mikaela Mayer lost against Alycia Baumgardner: For IBF, WBC, & WBO women’s super-featherweight titles
- Caroline Dubois defeated Milena Koleva: Lightweight
- Lauren Price won against Timea Belik: Welterweight
- Karriss Artingstall defeated Marina Sakharov: Featherweight
Mikaela Mayer vs Alycia Baumgardner Match Events & How it Unfolded?
In the opening round, Baumgardner sought to gain control of the middle of the ring, but Mayer exploited her height advantage to keep Baumgardner at a distance and establish her jab. In the second round, roles were flipped as Mayer controlled the middle of the ring and attempted to push Baumgardner back towards the ropes. It was clear that this fight would be close after the first two rounds because it was tied, but Mayer went on to dominate next few rounds and seemed destined to win. During these rounds, Baumgardner was having trouble responding and landing her infamous power blows while her jab persisted in being effective.
After an unintentional head-on collision in round seven, Baumgardner reentered the fight as Mayer’s right eye started to bleed. Due to this, Baumgardner spent next two rounds of the game landing her own combinations, drawing Mayer into her trap. As it appeared like Baumgardner would need a knockout or stoppage to win the IBF and WBO super featherweight titles, Mayer returned to her opening round form in the final two rounds, establishing her jab and holding Baumgardner at bay.
There was a dichotomy of feelings in both corners as the game came to a conclusion. After a tough contest, Baumgardner was sure she had the upper hand, and Mayer’s corner held back on the celebrations. After Baumgardner was declared the winner by split decision—two judges scored the contest 96-95 in her favor, while one judge gave Mayer the victory—boos could be heard in the O2 Arena.
Mikaela Mayer vs Alycia Baumgardner Post-match Reactions & Next Fight for Baumgardner
After hearing the verdict, Mayer was enraged, and subsequent boxing fans have referred to the result as disgusting. While Mayer out-landed Baumgardner overall, according to punch statistics, her opponent landed more jabs. In her post-fight interview, Baumgardner quickly put an end to any thoughts of a rematch, saying instead that she would want to face Choi Hyun-mi, the unbeaten star of South Korea and the current WBA champion. Despite Mayer landing more jabs than her opponent, punch statistics indicate that Baumgardner out-landed her throughout the contest.
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