Fight Results: Natasha Jonas – Mikaela Mayer

01/21/2024 - No comments

In the heart of Liverpool, at the M&S Bank Arena, Natasha Jonas, the reigning queen of the welterweight division, clung to her IBF welterweight crown in a fight as close as a whisper. She squared up against the former junior lightweight champion, the tough Mikaela Mayer (19-2, 5 KOs), in a split decision that had the crowd biting their nails down to nubs.

The scorecards were a jigsaw puzzle – two judges tipping their hats to Jonas with 96-94 and 96-95, while a third favoring Mayer at 97-93.

From the opening bell, Jonas was a whirlwind of speed, her hands and feet dancing a frenetic ballet, landing punches with the precision of a surgeon. Yet, Mayer, looming with her size and strength, started to tip the scales in her favor, hammering right hands and pinning Jonas against the ropes like a prized painting.

The middle rounds? Oh, they were a symphony of violence. Jonas and Mayer stood toe-to-toe, in the ring’s heart, exchanging body blows like they were trading secrets. Mayer turned up the heat in the final act, barreling forward with the ferocity of a storm, while Jonas, nimble and quick, snapped back with counters.

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Jonas, ever the philosopher in gloves, mused, “I came out swinging, my punches hitting harder, cleaner. Sure, she might have outworked me a smidge. I’ll tip my hat to her for a few rounds. But I rallied at the end. Mayer’s gutted, I get it – been there, felt the world crumble. She’s top-notch, one of my toughest bouts. Her time’s not up – she’s got the chops to scale the division again.”

Mayer, with a shrug and a hint of defiance, countered, “I thought I had it in the bag. Gave her a round or two, but then? I was the ringmaster. My punches? Cleaner, sharper. This fight deserves a sequel. It was one of her hardest, she admits it. No rematch clause for me, but fingers crossed, we lock horns again. It’s a bummer, but hey, what can you do? I’m eyeing that belt, and I hope Jonas plays the champion’s part and throws me another shot. This fight’s got ‘rematch’ written all over it.”

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In other action:

Super Middleweight: Zak Chelli (15-2-1, 7 KOs) UD 12 Jack Cullen (22-5-1, 10 KOs), Scores: 116-113, 115-114, and 116-112. Chelli won Cullen’s British and Commonwealth Titles.

Featherweight: Karriss Artingstall (6-0, 1 KO) UD 8 Lila dos Santos Furtado (9-2, 1 KO), Score: 77-75.

Middleweight: Ste Clarke (1-0, 1 KO) TKO 3 Vasif Mamedov (3-47-5), 1:53.

Super Middleweight: Aaron McKenna (18-0, 9 KOs) TKO 6 Mickey Ellison (14-7, 5 KOs), 2:21.

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Fight Results: Natasha Jonas - Mikaela Mayer - Boxing Image

Fight Results: Natasha Jonas - Mikaela Mayer - Boxing Image

Fight Results: Natasha Jonas - Mikaela Mayer - Boxing Image

Fight Results: Natasha Jonas - Mikaela Mayer - Boxing Image

Fight Results: Natasha Jonas - Mikaela Mayer - Boxing Image

Fight Results: Natasha Jonas - Mikaela Mayer - Boxing Image

Fight Results: Natasha Jonas - Mikaela Mayer - Boxing Image

Fight Results: Natasha Jonas - Mikaela Mayer - Boxing Image

Fight Results: Natasha Jonas - Mikaela Mayer - Boxing Image

Fight Results: Natasha Jonas - Mikaela Mayer - Boxing Image