SOURCES: Mikaela Mayer To Fight Alycia Baumgardner Conquerer Christina Linardatou

Mikaela Mayer To Fight Alycia Baumgardner Conqueror Christina Linardatou

Mikaela Mayer Hopes Win Over Baumgardner Conquerer Earns Her Undisputed Rematch

Former unified super featherweight champion Mikaela Mayer (17-1, 5 KOs) looks to earn a rematch with her bitter rival Alycia Baumgardner (13-1, 7 KOs), in 2023. Baumgardner narrowly outpointed Mayer via a split decision on the historic Shields Marshall card late last year.

Baumgardner\’s Promoter Eddie Hearn presented highly-rated 2-0 prospect Beatriz Ferreira as the means for Mayer to earn a second fight but the American was understandably dismissive of this proposition and has instead gone a different avenue to secure an opportunity at all of the 130-pound marbles.

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Mayer will face the only fighter to beat Baumgardner in a professional ring, Greece\’s former super lightweight champion Christina Linardatou (14-2, 6 KOs). Mayer is hoping a win over Linardatou will elevate the public interest in the rematch and put some pressure on Baumgardner to accept a second encounter.

The Greece fighter is the mandatory challenger for Undisputed champion Chantelle Cameron but is understood to be unhappy with the 75-25 split offered, requesting 50-50, and will pass up on the opportunity.


Linardatou has faced some quality opposition in her career with her two defeats coming at the hands of Delfine Persoon and P4P #1 Katie Taylor.

There is no confirmed date or venue for the clash between Mayer and Linardatou but it is expected to headline a Top Rank show in the United States on an ESPN platform.

Baumgardner, who will face France’s Elhem Mekhaled (15-1, 3KOs) for the undisputed titles on Feb 4 – according to BoxingScene, immediately denied the possibility of a rematch with Mayer in the aftermath of their contest but her promoter Hearn was more open to the idea.


Hearn explained that Baumgardner would be reluctant to give Mikaela Mayer a rematch largely due to the bad blood between the pair pre-fight but in reality, if it made financial sense, they would do the rematch.

The British promoter stated that a rematch between the pair “would be sensational” and could headline a fight night in the United States – what Hearn believes it should’ve done the first time around.

By Darshan Desai

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