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Mikaela Mayer and Alycia Baumgardner will try to replicate - or maybe even surpass - what Amanda Serrano and Katie Taylor achieved last April at Ma


Mikaela Mayer and Alycia Baumgardner will try to replicate – or maybe even surpass – what Amanda Serrano and Katie Taylor achieved last April at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Mayer and Baumgardner have reportedly agreed to fight to unify three 130-pound titles this summer or next fall.

Mayer will risk the World Organization (WBO) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) belts, while Baumgardner will do the same with the World Boxing Council (WBC) belt.

On April 9, Mayer retained the titles with a unanimous decision over Jennifer Han in an event that took place at The Hangar Costa Mesa, California. He immediately claimed that unifying was his main objective. Clearly she will get that opportunity.

Baumgardner, meanwhile, was pushing for a duel against World Boxing Association (WBA) champion Hyun Mi Choi before accepting the offer to unify with Mayer.

Both have taken to social media for a verbal dispute that will eventually be resolved in the ring.

Top Rank will be in charge of organizing the card. The date and a venue will be determined.

Whether Mayer and Baumgardner can deliver a fight with the same level of excitement and action as Serrano against Taylor remains to be seen.