During fight week, Mikaela Mayer made it known that she wanted to add more knockouts to her ledger.
On Saturday night, on the undercard of the Shakur Stevenson vs. Joet Gonzalez fight card, Mayer was able to do just that.
Mayer, the former Olympian and now one of the biggest attractions in women’s boxing, defeated Alejandra Zamora by technical knockout in the sixth round to retain her NABF Super Featherweight title.
Mayer was the aggressor from the opening bell and connected strong blows looking to finish the fight early, but surprisingly Zamora took everything Mayer threw at her. It was not until the end of the fifth round that Zamora’s corner did not allow the Argentinian to continue fighting.
“I am ready for the next challenge. I want a world title,” said Mayer. “I think that for the last two years I have shown that I am ready for a world title. I have shown it by easily dispatching all the fighters that have been put in front of me. I know I’m ready.”