Mikaela Mayer Sends Emphatic Message to 130-Pounders Following Win Over Maiva Hamadouche

Published 11/12/2021, 7:00 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 31: Mikaela Mayer faces Ewa Brodnicka (not pictured) during their Jr. Lightweight title bout at MGM Grand Conference Center on October 31, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images)


Two-belt unified super featherweight champion, Mikaela Mayer, feels that the entire 130lbs roster should be thankful to her after her sensational win against Maiva Hamadouche on November 5. The 10-rounds contest went to the distance and Mayer outpointed her veteran rival with a 98-92, 99-91, and 100-90 unanimous decision.

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Maiva Hamadouche entered the ring with a 22-1 record, 18 KOs included. Hence, she had all the necessary tools to hand Mayer her maiden career loss. Being an elite KO-artist, the French woman was seemingly hunting to stop Mikaela Mayer.

But Mayer turned the tables in style. She looked dominant, composed, and didn’t lose her focus at any point. Despite contracting some serious hits from Hamadouche, Mayer remained calm and did what she was supposed to do.

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Following her efforts, she comfortably added the IBF belt to her WBO strap. The unified champion then took to Twitter to reflect on how she saved the other 130 pounders from further damage.

Mayer wrote, “I feel the need to say YOU’RE WELCOME to all the other girls in my division for taking Hamadouche out of the equation cus she woulda beat y’alls a**”  

As ‘MM’ now holds two of the four belts in the division, she might aim for the rest. The 130 lbs division is currently holding major names. Mayer is one of them. But her upcoming journey can demand even more from the undefeated world champion.

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Can Mikaela Mayer become the undisputed titleholder?

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Having beaten most of the kingpins, Mayer needs to beat WBA champion Hyun Mi Choi and WBC titlist Terri Harper to become an undisputed super featherweight world champion. That said, Harper will put her title at stake against Alycia Baumgardner on November 13. If Harper suffers a loss, it will change the existing title scenario.

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)

WBA titleholder Hyun Mi Choi, however, is free of any challenge at this time. Hence, in early or mid-2022, the two can lock horns for three super featherweight titles.

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If all the champions agree to meet each other quickly, we can soon see an undisputed champion. Whether it will be Mikaela Mayer or not, only time shall tell.

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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. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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