Former unified tremendous featherweight world champion Mikaela Mayer is keen to check herself on the light-weight restrict, in opposition to the undisputed champion within the weight class, Katie Taylor.
Mayer goes to compete within the light-weight division for her subsequent struggle.
She needs to bounce again from her October resolution loss to Alycia Baumgardner, who in victory unified the IBF, IBO, WBC and WBO tremendous featherweight titles.
There was no rematch clause, with Baumgardner transferring ahead to different alternatives within the weight class.
Mayer is trying to seize some gold in a brand new weight class. Along with her bodily dimensions, Mayer believes that she will be able to struggle all the best way as much as junior welterweight or welterweight.
“I am going as much as 135 for this subsequent struggle, I will begin making a reputation for myself in that division,” mentioned Mayer to Sky Sports activities.
“Katie Taylor has at all times been on my checklist. I’ve a variety of respect for her, she has achieved quite a bit on this sport and I need to problem myself in opposition to her. I positively hope to get that struggle made a while in 2023, and I am not going to cease there. I really feel like I’ve the dimensions and talent to go as much as 140 and 147.
“That is what’s nice concerning the girls of this period, we’re keen to problem ourselves in a number of weight divisions. We go the place the massive fights are. It might be nice [to fight Taylor]. We each have confirmed ourselves. She’s clearly been confirmed for a few years however I feel I had an ideal 12 months. I really feel like I’ve a really robust fanbase and I feel individuals need to see that struggle. Hopefully, we are able to get it achieved.”