Mikaela Mayer Targeting Terri Harper Fight Next – Plans to Become Unified Champion in 2021

Published 01/12/2021, 8:54 AM EST
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)


WBO super-featherweight champion Mikaela Mayer has laid out her blueprint to becoming the unified champion in 2021. The undefeated fighter has expressed her desire to kick on from winning the WBO belt and has explained how she will do it.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 31: Mikaela Mayer celebrates defeating Ewa Brodnicka (not pictured) in 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)

Mayer is coming off an impressive unanimous decision victory over Ewa Brodnicka where she won the WBO belt. However, 2021 seems to have a lot more in store for the champion as she plots a unification fight against her new-found rival, Terri Harper.

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Speaking to Michael Rothstein of ESPN, Mayer shared her opinion on her future. “Eddie Hearn already said that Hyun Mi Choi has signed a contract to fight Terri Harper once her hand heals,” said Mayer. She added, “So even though she’s injured, and we can’t unify until she heals, Eddie Hearn is reserving Hyun Mi Choi versus Terri Harper.”


However, Mayer stayed optimistic and pointed out that there are other opponents out there. “In the mean-time, it looks like Hamadouche is free.”

Thus, these comments showed her desire to get back in the ring, while hoping Harper gets through her fight.

READ: Mikaela Mayer Mocks Terri Harper’s Call-Out: “Better Than Nothing I Guess”

Mikaela Mayer says the fight will happen later in the year

Mayer went on to explain how the fight could happen.

That would leave me versus Harper, assuming I beat Hamadouche, and Terri Harper beats Hyun Mi Choi, which I think is the likely scenario.”

She then broke it down to reveal her plan and give her two ideal fights for 2021.

 “So Hamadouche first, and then the winner of Hyun Mi Choi versus Terri Harper later on in the year. The way things are going right now, it looks like I would be fighting two to three times, so that would be the next two fights for me.”

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Therefore, it is clear to see that Mikaela Mayer has no plans of slowing down. Furthermore, given the personalities of both Harper and Mayer and their recent history, it could be a big event for the women’s game. Do you think Mikaela Mayer has what it takes to beat 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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