Mikaela Mayer Beats Ewa Brodnicka to Become the New WBO Junior Lightweight Champion

Published 10/31/2020, 10:52 PM EDT


While the vacant WBO junior lightweight title was put on the line, Ewa Brodnicka and Mikaela Mayer went on a 10-round battle against each other. Since both the women tried to retain their undefeated record, it was Mayer who got the last laugh and departed undefeated from the arena.

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Needless to say, she is also the new WBO junior lightweight champion with several exciting matchups ahead. However, Brodnicka was seemingly the toughest-call of her professional career to date and Mayer surpassed her via the judge’s decision in an epic main-event fight. However, she was pushed to the extreme and Brodnicka demanded the best out of her.

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That said, Mayer put out a clinical showdown and landed more shots in the later rounds. Although it was an extremely close-call,  Mayer still outpointed her opponent on the papers and notched a comfortable win. Here’s how the fight went down.

Mikaela Mayer has finally tasted the world champion title

Coming off strong with a record of 13 wins and zero losses, Mayer was confident throughout the build-up of the fight. No wonder she displayed a similar stance inside the ring. Despite taking some heavy shots from Brodnicka, she returned the similar heat from her end and landed more prominent shots.

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In the latter rounds, Mayer looked more confident as she became the aggressor. She dictated the fight for a commendable period. She took control over the ring and didn’t let Brodnicka arrive with much action. However, the Polish also deserves some respect since she took Mikaela Mayer to the distance. Yet, it wasn’t enough to grab the world title.

Since Brodnicka has a loss on her resume now, she will predictably return stronger in her next fight. It also validates a rematch with Mayer since the original contest was a close call. Thus, fight fans can expect an interesting ride in the women’s division with so many elites present in the active roster. That said, Mikaela Mayer deserves all the appraisal and the attention for the moment.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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