Mikaela Mayer Provides an Update on Her Next Fight – Criticizes Terri Harper for Fighting Hyun Mi Choi

Published 01/24/2021, 2:32 AM EST
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)


WBO female featherweight champion, Mikaela Mayer, has given an important update about her next fight. The undefeated fighter spoke about her potential opponent, and also took a sly dig at rival Terri Harper.

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The American has been calling Harper for a year now; however, the Englishwoman chose to battle Chinese fighter Hyun Mi Choi. This angered Mayer, who thinks ‘Belter’ is taking the easy way out of a fight. Nevertheless, fans can at least look forward to seeing Mayer back.

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – JUNE 30: Lightweight Mikaela Mayer raises her arm as trainer Al Mitchell looks on before the start of the bout at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on June 30, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Mayer (6-0, 3 KOs) defeated Sheena Kaine (5-1, 1 KO) by unanimous decision. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)

She took to her Twitter to break the news and wrote, “TR is in negotiation with Matchroom for a fight against Hamadouche and we should have a deal soon.” 

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The undefeated champion then lashed out at critics who said she ducked that fight.

Maiva Hamadouche is no easy fight for Mayer. She has only one career defeat and is the IBF female Super-featherweight champion. Thus, fans can look forward to an exciting match-up between the pair. Moreover, if Mayer can win, it will set it up nicely in her plans to become unified.

READ: ‘I Never Thought I Wanted to Quit’ – Mikaela Mayer Talks About Her Mindset

Mikaela Mayer calls out Terri Harper for ducking her

After lashing out at the critics, Harper reminded everyone who is really ducking whom. She wrote, “But DONT FORGET that Harper chose 2 sign a deal w Choi when I’ve been calling her out 4 over a year. I’ve been game.”

Mayer is not happy with missing out on the Harper fight. However, the fact that Top Rank and Matchroom are working together for her current fight is a sign of good things.

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Matchroom represents Harper, and if Top Rank can strike a deal with them for Hamdouche, it will make it easier to wrap up a deal for the Harper vs Mayer bout. However, it means ‘Belter’ has to get through her fight against difficult opposition in Choi.

Harper is currently recovering after her fight against Thanderz and will heal in time to face the Chinese fighter. Despite this, Mayer has wasted no time in staying active. Going by her tweet, we can expect an official announcement from Top Rank soon.

Do you think Mikaela Mayer can beat Maiva Hamadouche to stay on course for a unification fight against Terri Harper?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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