Fireworks on the horizon: Stars to end 2021 with a bang

October 29th, 2021

This weeks women’s boxing update features some of boxing’s brightest stars looking to shine in late 2021 showdowns.

There is plenty of action to look forward to for the remaining calendar year in women’s boxing.

Mayer, Hamadouche, Harper, Shields, Marshall, and many more of the best athletes of the sport are looking to end the year in style.

Ha-Ma Time! Maiva Hamadouche and Mikaela Mayer and put their 130 lbs titles on the line 

On 5 November in Las Vegas, it’s time for the intriguing matchup between Mayer (15-0, 5 KO) and Hamadouche (22-1, 18KOs).

France’s Hamadouche will attempt the seventh defense of her IBF title, which also serves as her U.S. debut and first career fight outside of Europe. It will be American boxer Mayer’s second defense of her WBO title.

Mikaela Mayer made history in July 2020 as the first female boxer to headline a Top Rank on ESPN main event. 

The mouthwatering unification bout will be shown LIVE on ESPN+.

Terri Harper is back in business on 13 November

Harper (11-0-1, 6KOs) will return to the ring for the first time in 12 months as she looks to retain her WBC and IBO super featherweight belts against USAs Alycia Baumgardner (10-1, 6KOs).

In her last outing, the 24-year-old Brit stopped Norways Katharina Thanderz in nine rounds to retain her world champion status.

A hand injury kept Harper sidelined for a number of months.

“It has been a tough year out with the injury, but we have been constantly working in the gym and I feel so much more focused mentally,” said Harper.

The world title fight at the Utilita Arena Sheffield will be live on DAZN worldwide.

Collision course: Shields and Marshall to share bill before 2022 clash

On 11 December they will be in the same building, one step closer to securing their dream fight.

America’s Claressa Shields (11-0, 2 KOs) in her UK debut and Britains Savannah Marshall (11-0, 9 KOs) reignite their rivalry when they appear on the same Fight Night bill in Birmingham live on Sky Sports ahead of a massive world title confrontation in 2022.

The two world champions are set to share the ring in a women’s super fight, which will settle a long-running feud that stems back to when Marshall defeated Shields in the 2012 World Amateur Championships.

On 16 October, Marshall swiftly overpowered Lolita Muzeya in the second round to defend her WBO middleweight title at the Utilita Arena in Newcastle.

Other women’s boxing key dates:

30 Oct. (DAZN)

Title fight: On 30 October at the O2 Arena in London, Chantelle Cameron and Mary McGee’s clash for the WBC, IBF, and Ring Magazine Super-Lightweight titles in a semi-final in Matchroom’s Road to Undisputed tournament where the winner will cement themselves as the number one women’s fighter at 140lbs.

5 Nov.

Title fight: Hannah Rankin vs. Maria Lindberg, for the vacant WBA Super Welterweight Title, and IBO belt.

13 Nov.

Title fight: Dina Thorslund vs Zulina Munoz, for Thorslund’s WBO Bantamweight title.

19 Nov. (DAZN)

Title fight: Two-weight world champ Kali Reis and Jessica Camara begin their Road To Undisputed. Reis puts her WBA and IBO 140lbs titles on the line vs Jessica Camara in which the vacant WBO belt is also up for grabs.

17 Dec.:

Title fight: Kim Clavel vs. Yesenia Gomez, for Gomez’s WBC Light Flyweight title

Title fight: Marie Eve Dicaire vs. Cynthia Lozano, for vacant IBF 154lbs title.

Season III:

Womens super-featherweights will quest for the Muhammad Ali Trophy in Season III of the World Boxing Super Series. Announcement on the Season III roster and schedule will be made in due course, in the meantime check the new WBSS webpage and social channels for updates.