World tremendous featherweight champion Michaela Meyer mentioned she’d be able to go up in her weight class to face the winner in a Katie Taylor showdown with the undisputed Amanda Serrano.
Mayer, 31, will defend the WBO and IBF belts in her hometown of California towards former world champion Jennifer Hahn this weekend, with stay protection on Sky Sports activities from 2 a.m. Sunday.
Whereas Meyer, who additionally holds the Ring Journal title for her division, is eager on unifying bouts with WBA champion Hyun Mi Choi and WBC belt holder Alycia Baumgardner, she says she will not wait on the 130-pound cap if these fights cannot be so rapidly.
“I believed I might be actually unchallenged,” Meyer mentioned. Sky Sports activities Information. “I am not going to lie. I needed to finish these fights.
“It was a bit tough. After (Mifa) Hamdoush, I needed to reunite with Choi and Baumgardner. There is not any cause in my thoughts that these fights would not occur instantly.
“Now I am at first of my profession, and as a lot as I needed to go unchallenged at 130, I would not simply sit round and wait. I might combat the fights that come exhibiting the largest fights I might get – if that required rising the combat rely to 135 ahead of I needed, that is what I’ll do.
“If I can return down, that may be nice. However I will should combat one combat at a time proper now, as a result of I would like the largest fights.”
Taylor will face the undisputed Irish light-weight world champion seven-time world champion Serrano in New York later this month, with only one lead over Mayer.
“I like combating Katie Taylor,” Meyer mentioned. “This has at all times been on my record.
“Clearly I might wish to have a combat together with her or the winner of the Taylor-Cyrano match, whoever comes out on prime. I believe both of these two ladies goes to be an enormous combat for me and it’ll be an enormous combat on my resume.”
“I’ve plenty of nice fights in 135 and 140 that I need to problem myself in.”
I felt the love and keenness of the UK for boxing
Mayer made a really optimistic impression on British boxing followers as she joined the Sky Sports activities workforce to touch upon the February Boxxer Present in Cardiff, which featured Chris Eubank Jr’s victory over Liam Williams and Clarissa Shields’ victory over Emma Cosen.
Moreover bragging about her excessive boxing IQ on commentary, Mayer has immersed herself in British boxing, visiting an area sports activities membership to move some steerage on to the subsequent era.
She mentioned, “I liked it a lot! You all love boxing on the market, you may solely inform.
“It is so humorous, as a result of everyone seems to be at all times saying, ‘What do we have to develop ladies’s boxing in the US? “It is much more tough right here, there’s plenty of competitors to get media consideration, however once I went to the UK I felt the love and keenness for boxing.
“It was actually cool. I liked the remark, I really feel like I’m actually welcome and everybody appreciated my remark.
“I attempt to be sincere once I remark and provides a superb evaluation of every boxer, so I am completely satisfied to listen to that the response was good and everybody loved me on the market and might’t wait to come back again.”
“I’ll show my boxing IQ’
Mayer says her boxing IQ will present within the ring when she faces Hahn on Saturday evening in Costa Mesa.
After making a troublesome bid to grab the FIFA title from Maifa Hamdoush final November, Mayer says she intends to alter her tactic towards Hahn, who misplaced factors to Taylor in Leeds final yr.
“One of many issues I am happy with is that I believe I am a really versatile boxer, and one of the vital versatile I believe,” Mayer mentioned.
“I can do plenty of various things and other people lastly noticed it once they noticed me do it for 10 rounds with Hamdoush. I am tall and thin, so folks at all times anticipate me to field, however I am versatile – I can do all of it.”
“I believe on this combat you may see a little bit bit extra of my boxing IQ, which I am excited to showcase. It is a fully totally different combat, so it’ll be a totally totally different sport plan.”