Fight Day Media Hub: Mikaela Mayer vs. Maiva Hamadouche
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Mayer and Hamadouche make weight for Friday’s history-making bout
LAS VEGAS (Nov. 5, 2021) — History will be made tonight at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, as WBO junior lightweight world champion Mikaela Mayer (15-0, 5 KOs) battles IBF world champion Maiva Hamadouche (22-1, 18 KOs) in a fight that will also crown a Ring Magazine champion. Hamadouche has made six successful defenses of her title and recently represented France at the Tokyo Olympics. Mayer is making the second defense of the belt she won from longtime champion Ewa Brodnicka.
In the eight-round junior lightweight co-feature, Puerto Rican prospect Luis Melendez (16-1, 13 KOs) will step up against Cleveland native Thomas Mattice (17-2-1, 13 KOs).
The card begins at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT EXCLUSIVELY ON ESPN+ and includes Las Vegas native Andres Cortes (15-0, 8 KOs) against Filipino veteran Mark Bernaldez (23-4, 17 KOs) in an eight-round junior lightweight fight, and the professional debut of 17-year-old lightweight phenom Abdullah Mason.
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