(LIVE/) Natasha Jonas vs Mikaela Mayer Live Broadcast ON TV Channel

Miriam Givens
4 min readJan 20, 2024

Natasha Jonas defends her newly acquired IBF welterweight title against Mikaela Mayer this Saturday. After a loss to Katie Taylor nearly two years ago, the Olympian has rattled off five consecutive wins, including title-winning efforts against Chris Namus, Patricia Berghult and Marie-Eve Dicaire.

In her most recent appearance, Jonas added another to her résumé when she defeated Kandi Wyatt for the IBF welterweight title.

“This is a big fight, you have that big fight feel but these are the fights that I want to be in,” Mayer told Sky Sports.

Natasha Jonas and Mikaela Mayer headline today in Liverpool, squaring off for Jonas’ IBF welterweight title in a Boxxer main event from M&S Bank Arena.

The show will start live on ESPN+ in the U.S. at 2 pm ET, and 7 pm GMT on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom.

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We’ll be here with live updates, results, highlights, and more in the stream below. Join us this afternoon!

“I want the name, Natasha Jonas, I want to be in her hometown, I want to be in a huge arena like the M&S Bank Arena, I want the spotlight because I feel like that brings out the best in me. “It [opens the door] of a rematch, contractually, so there is that but one fight at a time.

Natasha Jonas defends her newly acquired IBF welterweight title against Mikaela Mayer this Saturday. After a loss to Katie Taylor nearly two years ago, the Olympian has rattled off five consecutive wins, including title-winning efforts against Chris Namus, Patricia Berghult, and Marie-Eve Dicaire. In her most recent appearance, Jonas added another to her résumé when she defeated Kandi Wyatt for the IBF welterweight title.

For her first defense, she faces Mayer, a fellow Olympian who wants another title. Jonas is ready for the challenge.

“I’m so excited to be fighting back in Liverpool in my first headline show and in the biggest fight of my career so far,” said Jonas via release. “It’s my fifth world title fight with BOXXER, in my backyard, and I’m ready for it. It’s Mikaela Mayer, she stretches above and beyond the UK shores. ‘Miss GB’ versus ‘Miss USA’ and may the best woman win!”

After losing her IBF, WBO, and The Ring super featherweight titles to Alycia Baumgardner via split decision, Mayer moved to lightweight. Her first appearance in the new weight class went well, as she defeated Lucy Wildheart for the then-vacant WBC interim lightweight title. A few months after that win, Mayer moved up again, this time to junior welterweight for a fight against Silvia Bortot.

Main Card (ESPN+, 2:00 pm ET)

Natasha Jonas (14–2–1, 9 KO) vs Mikaela Mayer (19–1, 5 KO), welterweights, 10 rounds, for Jonas’ IBF title

Jack Cullen (22–4–1, 10 KO) vs Zak Chelli (14–2–1, 7 KO), rematch, super middleweights, 12 rounds, for Cullen’s British and Commonwealth titles

Karriss Artingstall (5–0, 1 KO) vs Lila dos Santos Furtado (9–1, 1 KO), featherweights, 8 rounds

Aaron McKenna (17–0, 8 KO) vs Micky Ellison (14–6, 5 KO), super middleweights, 8 rounds

Mark Jeffers (16–0, 4 KO) vs Germaine Brown (13–2, 4 KO), super middleweights, 10 rounds

After getting through Bortot, the 33-year-old said she was moving to welterweight with the hopes of getting a fight with Jonas. She got it.

“These are the types of matchups boxing needs,” said Mayer. “I am feeling better than ever at my new weight and confident that 2024 is when I take it all back.

Natasha Jonas will fight Mikaela Mayer in Liverpool on Saturday night at the M&S Bank Arena.

The night is expected to be a huge night for Jonas who will be putting her IBF welterweight title on the line against her American challenger. Jonas, 39, is a two-weight world champion and Olympic competitor who won the IBF belt last year when she beat Kandi Wyatt.

Mayer, 33, is a former featherweight titleholder and has held two titles and currently holds the WBC interim lightweight title but is now moving up in weight to take on the Liverpool-born boxer in what is the first major women’s boxing match of the year. Mayer held two titles until she was beaten by Alycia Baumgardner in 2022, however, she fought back with a victory at lightweight in 2023, before moving up a division again to take on Jonas.

Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of Saturday’s clash, Mayer confirmed if she beats Natasha Jonas there will be an automatic rematch clause, meaning this could be the start of a series of fights between the two.

Mayer said: “I want the name, Natasha Jonas, I want to be in her hometown, I want to be in a huge arena like the M&S Bank Arena, I want the spotlight because I feel like that brings out the best in me. It [opens the door] of a rematch, contractually, so there is that but one fight at a time.

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