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Brodnicka-Mayer set for Inoue-Moloney bill on Oct 31

Winner of Brodnicka-Mayer on course for showdown with Terri Harper

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WBO Super Featherweight ruler Ewa Brodnicka clashes with Mikaela Mayer on October 31 in Las Vegas Photo Credit: Top Rank
WBO Super Featherweight ruler Ewa Brodnicka clashes with Mikaela Mayer on October 31 in Las Vegas Photo Credit: Top Rank

Ewa Brodnicka will defend her WBO Super Featherweight title against mandatory challenger Mikaela Mayer inside the MGM Grand Bubble on October 31.

Undefeated Brodnicka (19-0, 2 KOs), who signed a multi-fight promotional deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing in August, will make a sixth defence of her crown against unbeaten Top Rank contender, Mayer (13-0, 5 KOs).

The pair will clash on the undercard of pound-for-pound star, Naoya Inoue’s unified world Bantamweight title showdown against Jason Moloney in Las Vegas.

Brodnicka, 36, who fights for the first time outside of her native Poland, insists she is fully prepared for the threat of the American, former Olympian.

“I am excited that my title defense against Mikaela is happening in America, where I’ve always wanted to fight,” Brodnicka said.

“I am more than ready for this opportunity, and I would like to thank my promoters, Eddie Hearn and Mariusz Grabowski, for helping make this fight a reality.”

Brodnicka makes the sixth defence of her belt outside of Poland for the first time Photo Credit: wboboxing.com
Brodnicka makes the sixth defence of her belt outside of Poland for the first time Photo Credit: wboboxing.com

Mayer defeated the tough Helen Joseph over 10 rounds inside the Bubble in July and the 30-year-old, who made history becoming the first female to headline a Top Rank card, believes Brodnicka has reached the conclusion of her reign and is confident of beating the Pole by knockout.

“I’ve made huge improvements to my boxing skills over the last 10 months,” Mayer said.

“You saw some of it in my last fight against Helen Joseph, but I’ve reached a whole new level this fight camp.

Mayer on route to victory over Helen Joseph in July Photo Credit: Mikey Williams / Top Rank
Mayer on route to victory over Helen Joseph in July Photo Credit: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

“I’m more than prepared for this WBO world championship fight, and I will absolutely be going home with the belt. This fight will not go the distance.

“Ewa Brodnicka is not on my level, and her time is up.

“Tune in and watch me bring the championship belt to ESPN and Top Rank.”

Mayer was promised a world title shot by promoter Bob Arum Photo Credit: Mikey Williams / Top Rank
Mayer was promised a world title shot by promoter Bob Arum Photo Credit: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Top Rank chairman Bob Arum added: “After Mikaela’s last performance, I promised her a world title fight.

“She’s asked to fight the champions, and I am confident she will make a statement to the rest of the women in and around her weight class.

“We’ve watched her progress since her pro debut, and she has turned into one of the premier fighters in female boxing.

“This WBO belt will be the first of many world titles for Mikaela.”

The winner is on course for a showdown with WBC champion Terri Harper Photo Credit: Mark Robinson / Matchroom Boxing
The winner is on course for a showdown with WBC champion Terri Harper Photo Credit: Mark Robinson / Matchroom Boxing

The victor could unify against Britain’s WBC champion Terri Harper, who is set to face mandatory challenger Katharina Thanderz or against IBF title holder Maiva Hamadouche, who also inked a co-promotional deal with Matchroom earlier this month.

Frank Smith, CEO of Matchroom Boxing, Brodnicka’s co-promoter, said: “We’re happy to be working with our friends at Top Rank on another great fight.

“Ewa Brodnicka has proved herself to be one of the best 130-pound fighters on the planet with five defenses of her WBO world title, and I’m backing her to make it six successful defenses when she meets the undefeated Mikaela Mayer on Oct. 31.

“This is a top matchup at a time when women’s boxing grows from strength to strength.”

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