Mikaela Mayer threw 181 more punches than Natasha Jonas, but only landed 24 more punches owing to Jonas’s accuracy. Jonas had the reputation for being the heavier-handed fighter coming into this fight because of her knockout record and Mayer moving up in weight. However, it was Mayer who landed 27 more power punches, forcing Jonas into the ropes throughout the fight.

Jonas landed timely counters, focusing on Mayer’s body to the tune of 55 landed body punches. Over a frenetically-paced 9th and 10th rounds, Mayer edged Jonas in power punches landed 35-19.

Liverpool, Echo Arena - For the IBF welterweight title, Natasha Jonas (15-2-1, 9 KOs) had to go through fire to win a tough ten round split decision over former beltholder Mikaela Mayer (19-2, 5 KOs).

The scores were 96-94 for Jonas, 97-93 for Mayer, and 96-95 for Jonas.