Mikaela Mayer-Erica Farias & More added to the Inoue-Dasmarinas card
LAS VEGAS (May 14, 2021) – Mikaela Mayer’s first world title defense arrives on a monster map. Mayer, the 2016 US Olympian from Los Angeles, will stake her WBO Junior Women’s Lightweight title against former two-weight world champion Erica Farias on Saturday, June 19 at the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas Theater.
Mayer-Farias will serve as the co-feature for WBA / IBF bantamweight world champion Naoya “Monster” Inoue in the title defense against mandatory challenger Michael “Hot and Spicy” Dasmarinas.
And, in a 10-round featherweight battle, Adam âBluNoseâ Lopez will defend his NABF belt against former world junior featherweight champion Isaac âRoyal Stormâ Dogboe.
Inoue-Dasmarinas and Mayer-Farias will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes (simulcast on ESPN +) at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. Dogboe-Lopez will be among the fights streaming exclusively on ESPN + ahead of the double world title.
Promoted by Top Rank, tickets priced at $ 200, $ 100, $ 75 and $ 50 go on sale Wednesday, May 19 at 12 p.m. PT, and can be purchased by visiting Etix.com.
âMikaela Mayer is the future of women’s boxing, and I have no doubt that she will shine in her first world title defense,â said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum. âShe wants all the big names, but first she has to overtake a tough former world champion in Erica Farias. Lopez-Dogboe is a must-see action fight that will propel the winner to the title. “
Mayer (14-0, 5 KOs) won her world title last October on the Inoue-Jason Moloney card, dethroning longtime champion Ewa Brodnicka via a nearly blanked unanimous decision. Since turning pro, Mayer has lost only a handful of rounds, and last July she became the first boxer to make headlines. Best ranking on ESPN menu. Farias (26-4, 10 KOs) held junior and light welterweight titles and won 14 world title fights. She recently lost a pair of junior welterweight titles to Jessica McCaskill, who dethroned all-time greats Cecilia BrÃ¦khus for the undisputed welterweight championship.
Mayer said, âI’m excited for my first title defense as a WBO world champion. Although I have been looking for a unification fight, Farias is a worthy opponent that will make for an entertaining and action-packed fight. She brings great credentials and has only lost to some of the best women in boxing today. I am ready and eager to take another test and showcase the skills that will ultimately make me your undisputed champion.
Dogboe (21-2, 15 KOs) won the WBO junior featherweight world title in April 2018 with a dramatic knockout over Jessie Magdaleno, but after a title defense his momentum was dulled with a pair of losses to Emanuel “Vaquero. Â»Navarrete. He returned last July after a 26-month layoff and beat Chris Avalos en route to an eighth-round stoppage. Lopez (15-2, 6 KOs), of Glendale, Calif., Most recently defeated former world champion Jason Sanchez in 10 rounds, his second consecutive victory since his valiant effort – one day’s notice – against Oscar. Valdez in November 2019. Lopez followed TKO’s controversial loss to Valdez with last June’s majority decision over Louie Coria, who many boxing experts ranked among the best battles of the year.
Lopez said: âDogboe is a former world champion who always comes to fight. But I’m a different fighter now, and I know what a win would mean for my career. I come to Las Vegas to steal the show.
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