Top Rank inks Mikaela Mayer

Top Rank® announced today that it signed 2016 U.S. Olympian MIKAELA MAYER to an exclusive promotional agreement. The Los Angeles native’s professional debut will double as her homecoming inasmuch as it will take place at Microsoft Theater at LA Live under the VASYL “Hi-Tech” LOMACHENKO – MIGUEL “Escorpión” MARRIAGA World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight world championship fight, Saturday, August 5. Mayer’s pro debut will be a four-round junior middleweight bout.

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Lazaro Alvarez beats Carlos Balderas- Olympic boxing results

Olympic village roommates Nico Hernandez (Wichita, Kansas) and Carlos Balderas (Santa Maria, Calif.) got their U.S. team off to a strong start in the Rio Olympics but the run ended on Friday afternoon in Rio de Janeiro. Hernandez clinched a bronze medal with his third victory of the tournament on Wednesday but lost in his semifinal bout to Uzbekistan’s Hasanboy Dusmatov this morning. Balderas enjoyed two Olympic victories early in the week to move on today’s quarterfinal match-up with Cuban Olympic bronze medalist Lazaro Alvarez and he put on an impressive showing in today’s action but dropped a decision on the judges scorecards. Female lightweight Mikaela Mayer (Los Angeles, Calif.) made her long awaited debut a victorious one in Wednesday evening competition.

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Virgina Fuchs and Mikaela Mayer Record First Round Wins

The 2016 Women’s World Boxing Championships began with preliminary round bouts in the three Olympic weight divisions on Thursday. Flyweight Virginia Fuchs (Kemah, Texas) and lightweight Mikaela Mayer (Los Angeles, Calif.) both earned first round victories on the opening day of competition. Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) had a first round bye but she will kick off competition on Friday evening in a first round match-up with Germany’s Sarah Scheurich.

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Virginia Fuchs and Mikaela Mayer to Lead off 2016 Women’s World Championships Competition for Team USA

The official 2016 Women’s World Championships tournament draw took place in Astana, Kazakhstan on Wednesday and the 10 American athletes now know the road that will lead them to a world title. Flyweight Virginia Fuchs (Kemah, Texas) and lightweight Mikaela Mayer (Los Angeles, Calif.) will be the first American boxers to compete in the event, boxing in tomorrow’s preliminary round action. Reigning Olympic and World Champion Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) is the number one seed in her middleweight division and received a first round bye.

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