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Promising former Olympian Mikaela Mayer brings her talents to Friday’s card at the ABC

Posted: 6:39 PM, Dec 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-12 19:46:49-05

Several really good bouts will be found on the undercard of the Top Rank Championship Boxing card Friday night, including a female match featuring former Olympian Mikaela Mayer.

She will hook up with Calixta Salgado for the NABF title.

Mayer packs an awfully mean punch as you can see from these highlights. She is 8-0 in her pro career with four knockouts.

She fought for the United States in the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro two years ago, losing in the quarterfinals to a Russian fighter on a split decision.

Mayer admits that loss was tough to get over, but she says she’s moved on from it. Turning pro has given her a new dream and new goals.

“I am one of the few women that have been picked up by a major promoter and have the opportunity to fight on the big stage so I am going out there and represent women’s boxing,” Mayer said. “ I have to show them we are here and that we belong on big cards and can fight.”

She is really exciting to watch and she gets after her opponent in a big way.

The action starts at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the American Bank Center and will be streamed live on ESPN Plus.