Skye Nicolson defeats Mahfoud, targets Serrano – Boxing Results

By Vanessa Giebel - 04/06/2024 - Comments

Skye Nicolson rolled with the punches to notch up her tenth victory, seizing the WBC World Featherweight Title from Sarah Mahfoud with a unanimous decision that reverberated through the boxing world. Eddie Hearn, the mastermind behind Matchroom Sport, is now eyeing a grand homecoming for Australia’s latest boxing monarch, aiming to set up a title defense on her home turf that promises to be nothing short of monumental.

Nicolson, with an unblemished record (10-0, 1 KO), dominated the ring at the luxurious Fontainebleau Las Vegas Resort, clinching the prestigious green and gold belt with scores that left no room for doubt: 100-90, 100-90, and 99-91, against the formidable former IBF champion Mahfoud.

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This victory not only elevated Nicolson to new heights but also redeemed Australian boxing pride following recent setbacks faced by compatriots Tim Tszyu and Michael Zerafa in the notorious Sin City.

Hearn, keen to capitalize on Nicolson’s triumph, is set to engage with Australian officials to plan her much-anticipated return to the ring, eyeing future clashes with top contenders like WBC mandatory challenger Raven Chapman and the division’s powerhouse, Amanda Serrano.

Nicolson’s performance in the ring was so commanding that Hearn believes we’ve only seen a fraction of her capabilities. Her potential for knockouts and her nightmarish style for opponents, marked by elusive footwork and potent punches, make her a formidable force in the featherweight division.

With aspirations for a homecoming fight in Australia, possibly in Brisbane or the Gold Coast, Nicolson is eager to defend her title on familiar ground, surrounded by family and friends. This bout would not only mark a significant milestone in her career but also reinforce her position as a leading figure in the boxing world, sharing the stage with Australia’s cruiserweight king, Jai Opetaia.

As Nicolson sets her sights on future conquests, her focus remains clear: to challenge and defeat the best in her division, with Serrano firmly in her crosshairs. With the backing of Hearn and the support of her nation, Nicolson’s journey is poised to be a thrilling spectacle in the world of boxing.

Full Results:

Richardson Hitchins bt. Gustavo Daniel Lemos; Super lightweight
Diego Pacheco bt. Shawn McCalman; Super middleweight
Galal Yafai bt. Agustin Gauto; Flyweight
Skye Nicolson bt. Sarah Mahfoud; For the vacant WBC women’s featherweight title
Marc Castro bt. Abraham Montoya; Super featherweight
Steven Navarro bt. Jose Lopez; Super flyweight
Harley Mederos bt. Pedro Vicente Scharbaai; Lightweight

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