Mayer cruises past Brodnicka for first world title!
Hell bent on getting a world title opportunity, 2016 U.S women’s Olympian Mikaela Mayer would finally get her shot at former WBO junior lightweight champion Ewa Brodnicka. Brodnicka (19-1, 2 KOs) was originally going to defend her title for the fifth time. However, she would not be able to make weight, resulting in her being stripped of her title. With that mishap, only the challenger would be eligible to win the WBO title.
The opening round was all Mayer, as she came out pumping the jab pushing her opponent back. As the round would come to an end, Mayer would land a nice three-punch combination to secure the round.
DOING STEADY WORK!
Fighting a composed, intelligent fight, the California native Mayer would continue to work her jab and shoot the right hand and left hook. Brodnicka, the more experienced fighter, would do a lot of holding in close. Unfortunately for her, Mayer would do good work digging to the body!
After being warned twice by the referee for excessive holding, Brodnicka would have a point deducted in the sixth and seventh round.
CLOSING IN ON HER FIRST TITLE!
The eighth round would see Mayer light Brodnicka up with blistering combinations that appeared to hurt her polish adversary.
The scores were 99-89 and 100-88 twice.
Mayer improves her record to 14-0, 5 KOs.
Now a fight with WBC junior lightweight champion Terri Harper (10-0-1, 5 KOs) is very makeable with two belts on the line.
By: Jerrell Fletcher