Baumgardner On Mayer: We’re Going To To find Out If Regina George Has A Chin

Baumgardner On Mayer: We’re Going To To find Out If Regina George Has A Chin

Alycia Baumgardner doesn’t foresee her competition with Mikaela Mayer lasting previous their upcoming battle.

What the heavy-handed junior lightweight titlist can envision, is leaving at the back of an enduring affect.

The months-long feud between Baumgardner and Mayer will grow to be from the indicate Twitter streets to the boxing ring, when the sphere’s top two junior lightweights collide September 10 at The O2 in London. Baumgardner (12-1, 7KOs) will put her WBC and IBO 130-pound titles on the line versus Mayer (17-0, 5KOs) who turns out to protect her unified IBF/WBO crown.

The winner will emerge for the reason that unified and lineal champion, even if Baumgardner targets for a a lot more fulfilling prize.

Baumgardner On Mayer

“After we are every gray and out of date, Mayer remains to be going to be having Alycia Baumgardner flashbacks,” Baumgardner vowed. “When she is lying horizontally throughout the ring, Mayer will think once more to the main time my identify left her mouth and she or he’s going to wish it hadn’t.

“I guess we’re going to resolve if Regina George has a chin. Now not simplest will Mayer truly really feel my power, on the other hand her descendants are also going to truly really feel what I do to her.”

The war of words dates once more to Baumgardner’s sensational one-punch, fourth-round knockout of unbeaten Terri Harper to win the WBC/IBO junior lightweight titles final November 13. Mayer—who’d merely unified the IBF/WBO belts 8 days prior—had already complex a competition with Harper, with hopes of unifying versus South Yorkshire’s first-ever female skilled boxer had she beaten Baumgardner.

Mayer’s point of interest right away shifted to Baumgardner—an Ohio native who now lives and trains throughout the higher Detroit area—after the win, with boxing’s fiercest competition born temporarily thereafter. Each and every have since added a a success determine coverage to their ledger, coming one week apart in April. From there were given right here further trash keep up a correspondence between the two, targeted at the honour of Boxing Twitter as anticipation grew for a head-on collision.

Baumgardner initially eyed a definite path to unification, with talks of a showdown versus WBA titlist Hyun-Mi Choi. Each and every are represented via Matchroom, who co-promotes Baumgardner together with Marshall Kauffman’s King’s Promotions. When those plans fell by way of, talks shifted to a mouthwatering Mayer-Baumgardner showdown, a battle that Mayer has overtly campaigned for months. Baumgardner ultimately granted her need, a decision she plans for Mayer to deeply be apologetic about.

“Now not simplest will I take Mayer’s belts, on the other hand I’ll take the entire thing from her,” vowed Baumgardner. “She’ll be lucky if I let her keep her identify. If I’m no longer haunting her needs previous to the battle, I will be after it.

“For many who come at the queen, you absolute best imaginable no longer omit. On the brilliant side for Mayer, a loss to me will be the absolute best imaginable consequence on her resume.”

Mayer-Baumgardner serves for the reason that co-feature to a couple different long-awaited grudge are compatible, as Claressa Shields (12-0, 2KOs) and Savannah Marshall (12-0, 10KOs) collide for the undisputed middleweight championship.

Jake Donovan is a senior writer for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

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