By Joana Arries-Tagoe

After yearning for a world title fight for months, Mikaela Mayer did not only had her chance on Saturday, but fully took advantage of the opportunity as she urged Ewa Brodnicka by unanimous decision [100-88 2x and 99-89] to win the WBO female junior lightweight world title.

The 2016 American Olympian boxed her way through the rounds despite knowing very well that she even won the title prior to fight night as Brodnicka [19-1, 2 KOs] failed to make the weight on Friday after missing weight by .1 pounds,

Mayer [14-0, 5 KOs] a Los Angeles native, said in her post fight interview that the bout was a good learning curve for her while adding that she’ll like to unify the division against WBC champion – Terri Harper:


“Like {head trainer} Coach Al {Mitchell} said, her holding and her movement was a little tricky for me to catch on to. I still feel like I did win every round. There were definitely some things I could’ve done a little bit better, but ultimately it was a good learning fight.

“I definitely want to unify this division. I don’t want to wait around. I don’t want to take a couple of years to do it. I want to do it right away. So, {WBC champion} Terri Harper told me to get a belt. Eddie Hearn told me to get a belt. I have the WBO belt now, so let’s make that fight happen. I want Terri Harper next.”