Boxing Results: Mikaela Mayer defeats Silvia Bortot
Mikaela Mayer notched a dominant points victory over Silvia Bortot, sweeping the scorecards with a 100-90 win in her super lightweight debut. Unlike others who might have sought to minimize risks by dodging punches, Bortot eagerly engaged Mayer in the ring from the opening bell. Nevertheless, her early aggression waned as Mayer consistently landed counterpunches and employed effective lateral movement. Despite 10 rounds of constant action, Bortot showcased her resilience by lasting until the final bell.
Mayer, now eyeing a return to world title contention in her new weight class, hinted at a possible future bout with Natasha Jonas, the BOXXER’s world champion at 147lbs. Speaking to Sky Sports post-fight, Mayer declared, “I’m not looking for easy matchups; I’ve got major battles coming up, including one with Tasha Jonas. I’m conditioning myself for such high-profile clashes. Transitioning from 130lbs to 147lbs is a considerable leap, but I’m all set to face Jonas head-on.”
Florian Marku Def. Dylan Moran – TKO Rd 1 (0:54)
Florian “The Albanian King” Marku unleashed a first-round TKO against Dylan Moran, stopping the clock at just 54 seconds and defying predictions of a more evenly matched battle. Marku’s devastating left hand landed early, triggering a full-on attack mode, as he unleashed a relentless flurry of punches. With no choice, the referee had to halt the fight. With his passionate Albanian fanbase at his back, Marku is now setting his sights on marquee matchups.
In a post-fight interview with Sky Sports, Marku said, “I’ve trained hard for this comeback fight. I’ve been dodged a lot and had a frustrating year. But respect to Dylan Moran. When I’m on my game, I’m dangerous. Now it’s time for a real challenge.”
BOXXER CEO Ben Shalom also chimed in, saying, “Florian’s been plagued by injuries, but now he’s in peak form, he’s a dangerous man in the ring. We’ve got a real gem on our hands.”
Lauren Price Def. Lolita Muzeya – TD (Rd 6) – 60-53
Olympic Gold Medalist and Women’s British Champion Lauren Price extended her winning streak with a sixth-round technical decision over Lolita Muzeya, sweeping the scorecards at 60-53. The fight was halted due to an accidental head clash that left Muzeya unable to continue. Despite Muzeya being a former world title challenger with an 18-1 record, Price dominated every round and even scored a knockdown in the fifth.
Price told Sky Sports, “I’m eager to stay active. This was my fifth pro fight, and I took on someone with an impressive 18-1 record, who had faced Savannah Marshall just two bouts ago. Natasha Jonas is holding the belt now, and while I have nothing but respect for her, my eyes are firmly set on world titles. A face-off against Jonas would be an honor, considering we’re both from Britain.”
Frankie Stringer Def. Engel Gomez – PTS 60-54
Rising star Frankie Stringer, who’s under the management of Liam Smith and trains in the same facility, clinched a decisive points win in the sixth bout of his budding professional career. Displaying tactical acumen, Stringer effectively nullified Engel Gomez’s forward pressure and combination punches throughout the six-round contest. He showcased his counterpunching skills, targeting both the head and body. While Stringer unleashed some heavy artillery in the opening and closing rounds, hinting at a potential stoppage, he ultimately dominated all the rounds, earning a unanimous 60-54 score on the judge’s card.
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