Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Mikaela Mayer Drops, Decisions Vanessa Bradford

By Keith Idec

OMAHA - Following Muwendo’s win, women’s junior lightweight prospect Mikaela Mayer remained unbeaten by out-boxing Vanessa Bradford in a one-sided eight-rounder.

Los Angeles’ Mayer (8-0, 4 KOs), a 2016 Olympian, floored Bradford in the seventh round and defeated her shorter, slower opponent by the identical score of 80-71 on all three cards. The 34-year-old Bradford, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, lost for the first time as a pro (4-1-2).

An aggressive Mayer kept Bradford fighting off her back foot throughout the first four rounds. Mayer clearly won each of those four rounds, but didn’t appear to hurt her opponent until the fifth round.

mikaela-mayer_3

Mayer landed an overhand right early in the fifth that made Bradford move away from her. A right uppercut by Mayer also knocked Bradford off balance later in the fifth.

Mayer finally floored Bradford with an overhand right early in the seventh round. Bradford reached her feet and kept out of Mayer’s punching range well enough to make it to the end of that round.

Mayer pressed for the knockout throughout the eighth round. She couldn’t hurt Bradford again, though, and settled for an easy victory on the cards.

In the third bout Saturday night, Ugandan junior lightweight Ismail Muwendo defeated Andre Wilson by unanimous decision in a six-rounder. Muwendo won by the same score, 59-55, on each of the three cards.

Muwendo, 30, upped his record to 20-1 and won his first fight since losing an eight-round unanimous decision to John Moralde on May 26. Wilson (15-12-1, 11 KOs), of St. Joseph, Missouri, is 2-7 in his past nine fights.

Wilson was losing badly before he drilled Muwendo with a straight left hand in the third round that made Muwendo stumble backward. Muwendo recovered and made the remainder of that round competitive.

Muwendo hurt Wilson with a straight right hand early in the second round and when he landed a hard left to the body late in the second.

After Wilson hurt him in the third round, Muwendo regained control of their fight and won the remaining rounds convincingly. 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Arum: Crawford, Benavidez should both return in March or April Canelo-Fielding: No Rematch Clause in Contracts, Says Hearn BoxingScene.com's Television Pick of The Week - October 19 Murata: I'd Like To Fight Canelo - But Without The Mexican Beef! Bradley Skeete: I Ain't Got Time To Be Treading Water! Caoimhin Agyarko Very Pumped For Pro Debut in Brentwood Khan Sees No Reason For Brook To Reject Rehydration Clause Canelo: I'm Not Desperate, Mayweather Rematch is Good For Fans Jason Quigley Overcomes Freddy Hernandez For Decision Win Peter Fury Assures That Hughie is Beyond Ready For Pulev McGuigan Confident of Josh Taylor Beating Everyone in WBSS Felix Alvarado Prepares To Hit Philippines For IBF Title Rumble Middleweight: A Possibly Complicated Sandbox Pacquiao Wants To End Adrien Broner in Seven Rounds or Less Francisco Vargas Would Embrace Direct Crack at Machado Photos: Murata-Brant, Dadashev-DeMarco - Face-Off at Presser Photos: Saul Sanchez, Fernando Saavedra - On Weight To Fight Anthony Yarde vs. Walter Gabriel Sequeira Picked Up By ESPN+ WBC Prez Overjoyed By Canelo-DAZN Deal: Time To Celebrate! Gloferson Ortizo Hopes To Rebound From First Defeat Arum: Linear/Stream Combo Gives ESPN Advantage Over DAZN De La Hoya Unloads on Mayweather: We Don't Hit Women! Photos: Kid Galahad, Toka Kahn Clary - Face To Face at Presser Photos: Rodriguez-Moloney, Dorticos-Masternak - Face To Face Photos: Katie Taylor, Cindy Serrano - Face To Face at Presser Photos: Tevin Farmer, James Tennyson - Face To Face at Presser Photos: Demetrius Andrade, Walter Kautondokwa - Face To Face Mayweather To 'Cheating' Canelo: I Make $300M in 1 Fight, Not 11! Agit Kabayel vs. Otto Wallin is Ordered By The EBU Hearn: Jacobs To Fight Canelo in May If He Beats Derevyanchenko Joseph Parker vs. Alexander Flores Set Down For December 15 Cheeseman: Byfield Does Not Deserve British Title Shot Arum: Crawford-Spence Fight Could Be Made in 3 Hours! Frank Warren: Buglioni Rejected Over 100K For Yarde Fight UK News: Tommy Langford, Savannah Marshall, Sunny Edwards Hughie Fury: After I Take Out Pulev, Fans Will Talk Me & Joshua Golovkin Undecided, Still Choosing a Television Outlet Hearn: Canelo-Fielding Probably Gets DAZN 1 Million Subscribers Arum: Golovkin is Best Middleweight, He Clearly Beat Canelo! Taylor Confident He'll Beat Martin, Then Baranchyk In WBSS Semis
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement