Mikaela Mayer and Maiva Hamadouche will collide in an WBO/IBF junior lightweight title unification fight which will headline ESPN+ show taking place in November 5th at the Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Unification fight information was first reported by ESPN’s Michael Rothstein and with the fact that the Platform will take full responsibility of broadcasting the event on Fight Night. The Information is true as also confirmed by one of our trusted sources.
Mikaela Mayer and Maiva Hamadouche have been in negotiations for the bout since Mayer’s decision victory over Erica Farias in her outing back in June. The bout takes place at the same location where she picked up the WBO junior lightweight title against the then-unbeaten titlist Ewa Brodnicka at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.
Mayer will be headlining a fight card for the second time in her professional career, having headlined an ESPN card last June when she picked up a 10 round unanimous decision victory over Helen Joseph at the MGM Grand Arena. She will be fighting for the six time in Nevada and he fourth straight bout in Las Vegas.
Hamadouche (22-1, 18KOs) will hopes to successfully defend her IBF title for the seventh time since defeating Jennifer Salinas back in 2016. Hamadouche has registered knockouts in her last six out of seven bouts and will be hoping to add Mayer to the list when she makes her US debut and five of those knockouts have been title defences.
Hamadouche has fought in the road in her last six fights and this will be making her seventh outing without a hometown fight. Hamadouche turned pro in 2013 and kick-started her career with an eight round Knockout victory over Nina Pavlovic in Milan Italia.