Mikaela Mayer Retains Her Belt by Beating Erica Farias via Unanimous Decision

Published 06/20/2021, 12:25 AM EDT
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 WBO super-featherweight title bout between the stout Mikaela Mayer and Erica Farias stayed true to the buzz created around it. Both the female boxing stalwarts went all out against each other and kept the fans glued to the TV screens. But, in the end, it was Mikaela Mayer who fought like a lionheart and claimed a sensational win.

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In the initial rounds, Farias was the oppressor. She even remained successful in landing her cosmic right hands on Mayer. Also, the latter didn’t quite have a sublime response to Farias’ extensive power. The Argentinian boxer executed her game plan efficiently and did exactly what she strategized.

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However, as the fight reached the halfway mark, Mayer revealed her game plans, coming out with some slick counterattacks and uppercuts to stun Farias. She continued with her assault and decoded the 36-year-old’s style. Both the fighters traded a considerable amount of punches. Nevertheless, Mayer dominated the latter half of the contest.

The underdog Farias, too, fared well as she went the distance with the champ. As the fight moved towards the concluding rounds, Mayer attacked her opponent’s body with her powerful right hands.

Mayer performed the way everyone expected, and she displayed a champion mentality to turn the tide in her favor. With this win, she improved her resume to 15-0.

Is this the biggest career win for Mikaela Mayer?

The 30-year-old is one of the prime faces of female boxing and has always sent shock waves in the fight universe with her performances.

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This was unquestionably her biggest career win as she got tested to the very end. And she undoubtedly proved her class to one and all.

Also, with this win, the undefeated fighter pinned herself as one of the best in her division. It’ll be interesting to see how she elevates her career from hereon.

On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate Mayer’s performance? Who do you think will be next for her?

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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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