Claressa Shields, Ariel Helwani, and Chantelle Cameron React to Natasha Jonas’ Stunning Win Against Mikaela Mayer

Published 01/20/2024, 9:52 PM EST

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Natasha Jonas just defended her IBF Welterweight title against Mikaela Mayer with a split decision in Liverpool. To support the decision of the judges, CompuBox soon revealed its stats and had Jonas landing more punches than Mayer did. However, several known entities from the boxing world considered Mayer a victim of robbery.

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Likewise, taking to social media, they protested about the result of Jonas vs. Mayer. On the other hand, following the bout, Mikaela Mayer also confidently declared that she thought she had won the fight. Likewise, the 33-year-old hoped for a rematch too.

Boxing world reacts to Natasha Jonas’ controversial victory over Mikaela Mayer

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After ten two-minute rounds, while Michael Alexander and Frank Lombardi scored the contest 96-95 and 96-94 respectively in Jonas’ favor, Diana Drews Milani gave the bout to Mayer with a score of 97-93. At this, several people from the boxing world were left shocked. Likewise, they took to X and voiced their personal opinions about the result of Mikaela Mayer vs. Natasha Jonas. As per her tweet, Claressa Shields was surprised that Jonas won the fight. Likewise, reiterating the scorecards, Shields wrote, “Wow. I didn’t see it that way.”

In a similar tone, although Lou DiBella praised Jonas for her performance, he felt the 39-year-old did not win the fight. “Btw, Jonas fought her ass off. Nothing but love for her. I just don’t think she won,” he stated.

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Meanwhile, following the decision, Chantelle Cameron hoped to see a rematch between Jonas and Mayer. “I hope we get to see a rematch,” she said.

However, Ariel Helwani thought this was an “Amazing fight“.

Besides several people from the boxing world, Mikaela Mayer herself felt that she deserved to win given the performance she displayed against Jonas. As a result, after the fight, during the in-ring interview, Mayer hoped for a rematch too.

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Mayer wants to rematch Natasha Jonas

According to Mikaela Mayer, except for the first two rounds, the rest of the fight was in her control. In fact, the 33-year-old felt she “outpunched” Jonas and “landed the cleaner shots” too. Additionally, implying that her bout needed a reevaluation, Mayer said, “At the end of the day, I think that fight is worth seeing again. Like she [Jonas] said, one of the toughest fights she has had.

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Finally, Mayer declared that although they did not have a rematch clause, she would love to rematch Jonas in the ring. “The fans really enjoyed it. I did not have a rematch clause on my side. But, I am hoping that we can get this fight done again,” she concluded. With that said, do you think that Mikaela Mayer deserved to win the contest too? Would you like to see a rematch between the two fighters? Let us know in the comments below.

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