Mikaela Mayer Explains Why Her Victory Over Ewa Brodnicka Was ‘Annoying’

Published 02/12/2021, 1:01 AM EST


One of the finest female super-featherweight boxers on the planet, Mikaela Mayer, put on an exhilarating performance in her last fight. She defeated her rival Ewa Brodnicka to claim her first world title at the 130-pound landscape. Though it was amongst her complete career performances, she certainly was ‘annoyed’ with how the fight went.

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Talking to Pro Boxing Fans, Mayer shed some light on this bout and detailed why it annoyed her.

No, it was more annoying than I thought it would be. I was very confident going into that fight. I believe I was more well-rounded than Brodnicka.”

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“She’d move, move, move, move, and then the second I’d close the space she’d grab and hold me. It was definitely an annoying style. I’m not a fan of style, I don’t think it’s entertaining, so I had to press the pace and I had to make it exciting and that’s what the coach always wants from me,” said Mayer.

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – JUNE 28: (L-R) Boxer Mikaela Mayer shadowboxes during a workout at Azteca Boxing Gym on June 28, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Mayer (5-0, 3 KO) will face Sheena Kaine (5-0, 1 KO) in a 6-Round Lightweight bout at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on June 30, 2018. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)

The 30-year-old admitted Brodnicka’s style was tricky. But, she alongside her coach chalked out the right strategies to tackle her opponent. Mayer kept Brodnicka in control throughout the fight and never let her pile on with constant shots.

The Woodland Hill native scored 100, 100, and 99 on judges’ scorecards to add another ‘W’ to her resume. With this win, Mayer also expressed her interest to compete for the unified super-featherweight title.

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The undefeated pugilist improved to 15 wins after the Brodnicka fight. Now, she isn’t interested in taking primal contenders and wants her shot at the champions of her division.

Terri Harper in action against Viviane Obenauf (not pictured) in their IBO Super-Featherweight World Title bout at Manchester Arena, Manchester. (Photo by Richard Sellers/PA Images via Getty Images)

Moreover, Mayer has a colossal beef with the Brit Terri Harper and is keen on fighting her. Harper is the WBC and IBO super-featherweight champion, and an enigmatic title-unification clash between them might get staged this year.

In an interview with ESPN, Mayer called her nemesis Harper out and said, “I think I’m 20 times more experienced than her in the ring, so I would like to get that done because we’ve been talking about it.”

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Although the American boxer has expressed her interest in fighting the Brit, the latter hasn’t responded to her call out yet.

Would you be interested in seeing a fight between Mayer and Harper?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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