It was cool: Mayer and Baumgardner agreed on unification – video


O2 Arena, London, UK. In the second event of the show in the second featherweight limit (up to 59 kg), American Mikaela Mayer (17-1, 5 KOs) and Alicia Baumgardner (12-1, 7 KOs) met in a unification duel. Underdog won.

At stake were the IBF and WBO belts Mayer, as well as the WBC Baumgardner + The Ring (Mayer) and IBO (Baumgardner) titles.

Despite the many taunts said before the fight, the fight began slowly. Mayer tried to find the distance with a jab, Baumgardner scored three accurate overhands in the opening round.

The favorite does not succeed – Alicia coolly works as a hard counter-puncher. Passions are heating up. Baumgardner manages to troll his opponent during the fight, shouting something to her. So far, everything is clear.

Two elite champions trading heavy shots.@MikaelaMayer1 and @alyciambaum going toe-to-toe at The O2.#ShieldsMarshall | Oct 15 | 02 Arena, London I @skysportsboxing @hennessysports @salitaprom @trboxing

— BOXXER (@boxxer) October 15, 2022

It looks like a turning point in the fight. Hard pressing and high density of the fight from Mayer are starting to bear fruit. Baumgardner moves a lot, but at the same time he throws few punches, being carried away by the defense of the body. After the equator, the score is about 3-3 (or 4-2 Mayer).

Meyer starts doing something wrong. For some reason, she began to invest in strikes, slowed down the pace. Baumgardner willingly accepted the exchange in the center of the ring, because she is much tougher. The favorite has a cut.

@MikaelaMayer1 hits the target.#ShieldsMarshall | Oct 15 | 02 Arena, London I @skysportsboxing @hennessysports @salitaprom @trboxing

— BOXXER (@boxxer) October 15, 2022

A couple of tough exchanges in the decisive rounds. Great fight, but they can do better! It seems that this year we will finally love women’s boxing. It is possible that there will be a draw.

On the inside is where @MikaelaMayer1 and @alyciambaum show us their greatness #ShieldsMarshall | Oct 15 | 02 Arena, London I @skysportsboxing @hennessysports @salitaprom @trboxing

— BOXXER (@boxxer) October 15, 2022

Judges’ scores: 97-93 Mayer, 96-95 Baumgardner and 96-95 Baumgardner.

Baumgardner SD 10. The fans are unhappy. Is there a rematch coming?

In the welterweight limit (up to 66.7 kg), the British Olympic champion (Tokyo 2020)
Lauren Price (2-0, 1 KO) beat
Timey Belik (6-7, 2 KOs) from Hungary.

Price is left-handed. Fits great, moves great. She deftly outplayed her opponent on her feet, spudding with a hail of blows. In the 4th round, the referee decided that enough was enough with Belik. Ambiguous decision.

Levels above and sizzling on the main stage @LLPrice94 against Timea Belik impressed #ShieldsMarshall | Oct 15 | 02 Arena, London I @skysportsboxing @hennessysports @SalitaProm

— BOXXER (@boxxer) October 15, 2022

MSW price 4.