Top Rank Boxing on ESPN presented by AutoZone: Natasha Jonas vs. Mikaela Mayer for the women’s IBF welterweight championship of the world will take place at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool, England on January 20th and live stream exclusively in the United States on ESPN+.
The main event will feature a battle of two Olympians going head to head, Natasha Jonas a two-time world champion fought in the Olympics representing Great Britain, and challenger Mikaela Mayer a former unified super featherweight champion represented the United States in the Olympic games.
Jonas who had a late career surge to become a world champion in 2022 for the first time, is eager to make up for a lot by beating the best in and around her division. Tonight she takes on the once beaten Mayer who is eager to set a path of her own and regain prominence on the women’s pound for pound list.
Jonas (14-2-1, 9 KOs) who previously held the WBC, WBO and IBF light middleweight titles, dropped down to welterweight and claimed the IBF belt with a stoppage win over Canadian Kandi Wyatt last year. She will make her first title defense and hopes to put on a show for her hometown fans.
Mayer (19-1, 5 KOs), is the former IBF, WBO, and Ring Magazine super featherweight world champion, and she is moving up to welterweight in hopes of becoming a two-division world champ. Mayer has a tall frame and believes going from 130 pounds to 147 pounds is no big deal, she believes in her boxing skill and is confident heading into the championship bout.
Women’s Welterweight Championship – Natasha Jonas vs. Mikaela Mayer (IBF Title)
Super Middleweight – Jack Cullen vs. Zak Chelli
Women’s Featherweight – Karriss Artingstall vs. Lila dos Santos Furtado
Middleweight – Aaron McKenna vs. Linus Udofia
Super Middleweight – Mark Jeffers vs. Germaine Brown
Cruiserweight – Jack Massey vs. Steve Eloundou Ntere
Watch Top Rank Presents IBF World Welterweight Championship: Natasha Jonas vs. Mikaela Mayer Live Stream on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. ET/ 11:00 a.m. PT Live and Exclusively in the U.S. on ESPN+ and in the UK on Sky Sports.