Mikaela Mayer made another strong statement Saturday in Costa Mesa, California.
The junior lightweight titleholder outclassed Jennifer Han en route to a near-shutout decision to retain her IBF and WBO belts and set up possible unification bouts.
Two judges scored the 10-round bout 100-90, the third 99-91.
Mayer (17-0, 5 KOs) outboxed Han (18-5-1, 1 KO) from beginning to end.
“I feel like I did a lot of good things in there,” Mayer said after the fight, according to ESPN. “… She gets her spacing in a little bit, so I had to throw her off and stay behind the jab. Coach Al [Mitchell] reminded me to stay behind the jab, set the right hand up. She would duck sometimes and make me miss. I started to go to the body.
“All in all, she’s a tough, durable girl. That’s why we chose her for this fight. We knew she would push me, but I feel like I did well.”
Now Mayer plans to target one of the two other 130-pound titleholders, Hyun Mi Choi (WBA) and Alycia Baumgardner (WBC). She would also consider going up to 135.
“I’ve been pretty clear that I want to go undisputed at 130,” he said. “Baumgardner and Choi, I’ve been calling them out. I want that fight, but if they’re not going to give me that fight in a timely fashion, I’m down, I’m game to go up and challenge the winner of [Amanda] Serrano versus Katie Taylor.”