Mikaela Mayer will continue to do whatever possible to secure a rematch with division rival Alycia Baumgardner.

Back in October, Baumgardner won a tough ten round split decision over Mayer to unify the WBC, IBF, WBO, IBO titles at the O2 Arena in London.

Mayer believes he did more than enough to win the fight.

"I still believe that I won," Mayer told Sky Sports. "I don't even feel like it could have been a draw, I think I won quite clearly by at least two rounds."

There was no rematch clause in the fight, so Mayer is forced to fight her way to a rematch.

One scenario is a potential fight with Christina Linardatou in the early months of 2023.

"You don't get what you deserve in this sport or life, you get what you negotiate and we didn't negotiate a rematch clause. But the numbers are there. People want to see it, the fans want to see it and that should be enough. The fact that the fans want it, that should be enough for Baumgardner," Mayer said. "That's got to eat at her. I think she'll be pushed into this rematch by everyone.

"I don't want any little fights. I only want to challenge myself against the best. [Persoon's] team said we want to fight Mikaela but we're not available for February or March. I don't know why. Maybe she feels like she's the next in line for that belt [which Baumgardner holds]. So maybe she doesn't want to risk losing to me.

"Our next best thought was let's go for the girl that beat Baumgardner, which is Christina Linardatou. She's fought Katie Taylor, she's only lost to Persoon and Katie Taylor. So I feel good challenging myself against someone like her. She's tough. We're waiting on that. Regardless we're getting in the ring late February, early March."