Mikaela Mayer has urged Natasha Jonas to provide her a rematch after the Brit retained her welterweight world title in a contentious break up determination on Saturday.
IBF champion Jonas and former super-featherweight world champion Mayer delivered an on the spot traditional in an action-packed bout in Liverpool, with many at ringside believing the American had accomplished sufficient to win.
One choose scored it 97-93 in Mayer’s favour, however the different two gave it to Jonas – by margins of 96-95 and 96-95 – to provide her a break up determination victory.
Whereas Jonas had a rematch clause that she may have activated within the occasion Mayer received, the challenger would not possess one.
“I believe you would see on the finish, I assumed I did sufficient to win,” Mayer stated. “I might have given her the primary spherical or two, however after that I really feel like I outpunched her and landed the cleaner pictures.
“On the finish of the day I believe that battle is value seeing once more, like she stated, one of many hardest fights she’s had. I believe the followers actually loved it.
“I did not have a rematch clause on my aspect however I am hoping we will get this battle accomplished once more for the followers if they need it.
“I hope that her being the champion that she is, she’d wish to give me a rematch. I did not have a clause on my aspect, however a rematch is warranted, the followers wish to see it.”
Jonas, 39, stated she would think about a rematch however may look to pursue different choices as her profession nears its finish.
“Something is feasible,” the Brit stated.
“The fights that I assumed profitable tonight would maintain the doorways open for, clearly for me with so many restricted fights left, they’re those that I am searching for.
“But when it is one thing that the followers need, I am all the time blissful to oblige.”
Jonas: Mayer certainly one of my prime two opponents
Earlier than changing into a world champion – at light-middleweight – for the primary time in 2022, Jonas had been cruelly denied by shut choices in title fights towards Terri Harper and Katie Taylor.
The previous Olympian stated she knew how Mayer could be feeling after being on the improper finish of a decent name and urged the American to make use of the defeat as motivation sooner or later.
“I do know this woman right here goes to be completely devastated with that consequence as a result of I have been there and it feels just like the world is over,” Jonas stated.
“She is in my prime two individuals I’ve fought, she’s a really expert operator, her time will come once more. She beats loads of the champions which can be already right here.
“So please use that as motivation to go on and get the title that you just deserve and change into a two-weight world champion.”