Unified super featherweight champion, Mikaela Mayer says she is hopeful of securing the victor of the proposed clash between fellow world champions Alycia Baumgardner and Hyun Mi Choi, before moving up in weight.
Mayer (16-0, 5 KOs), who holds the WBO and IBF belts says that WBC and IBO titlist, Baumgardner and WBA champion, Choi are on course for a showdown, with both fights under Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing banner, although no fight has been confirmed between them.
The 31-year-old admits she is keen face the winner, should they meet and says will defend her belts in April to remain active.
“Obviously I would love to have [had] my next fight against another world champion,” Mayer told proboxing-fans.com.
“But, Baumgardner and Choi are fighting next. They’re the next two champions, Eddie’s going to match them up first.
“So, I want to stay busy, I’m going to take a fight in April and then hopefully they’ll give me the winner and we can have an undisputed champion by the end of the year.”
Mayer was linked to a clash with Terri Harper, before she was dethroned of her WBC and IBO straps in four rounds to Baumgardner in November.
The American pair have become embroiled in social media exchanges in recent months and Mayer, who added the IBF crown to her WBO title with a thrilling unanimous decision win over then-champion, Maiva Hamadouche in November says she has animosity towards her compatriot.
“I definitely don’t like her,” the Californian added.
“I don’t like her attitude. I think all her comebacks just shows how basic she is.
“I think her head has blown up, because she had a good win over Harper.
“Props to her it was a great win, but I want to go undisputed and she seems to be taking me calling her offensive or whatever, I don’t know.
lol but in all seriousness congrats to @alyciambaum, u finally proved yourself tonight! Got a lil pop after all. I’m no Harper tho. See u in the ring soon!
— Mikaela Mayer (@MikaelaMayer1) November 13, 2021
“There’s nothing I can do now, but sit back and wait for her to fight Choi and I just hope they give me the fight.”
Mayer’s victory over Hamadouche was the second defence of the WBO crown she won with a unanimous decision victory over Ewa Brodnicka in October 2020.
The 2016 Olympian says she will look to move up to lightweight in the near future and has previously stated that she’d relish a showdown with the winner of the undisputed lightweight title clash between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano on April 30.
Listen nobody is scared of Mayer she poses no threat. I coulda beat her own a bum knee.
Why not fight Choi and put all the belts on the line dummy 🙄
— Alycia Baumgardner (@alyciambaum) December 8, 2021
“I want to make sure that we get these undisputed fights at 130.
“I want to finish what I started, but I also have other goals.
There are plenty of other big fights for me that I’m ready to take on.
“I’m 16-0 now and I’m ready to take on those fights.
“I want to move up to 135.
“I’m a huge 130 [pounder]. I’m cutting a lot of muscle and I want to test myself at 135, because I feel like I’ll be stronger there and even [at] 140.”
Watch the full interview with Mikaela Mayer below: