Undefeated 2016 U.S. Olympian junior lightweight Mikaela Mayer (13-0, 5 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over former world title challenger Helen Joseph (17-5-2, 10 KOs) on Tuesday night inside “The Bubble” at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Mayer in command all the way. Scores were 99-91, 100-90, 100-90.
Mayer said after the fight, “Bob Arum said ‘Great fight,’ and that the next one will be for the title. We’ve been trying to get a world title fight for a while now. I said, ‘Don’t let Eddie Hearn [outbid] us.”
Middleweight “Cassius” Clay Collard (8-2-3, 2 KOs) smashed LT “Smash” Nelson (5-4, 4 KOs) in two-one-sided rounds. Collard dropped Nelson once in round one and twice in round two. The bout was waved off after more punishment at 1:57. Collard 4-0 in 2020.
“I showed my boxing skills in there tonight. I’m unorthodox, but I get the job done,” Collard said. “As soon as Top Rank wants me back, I’ll be ready. Next month on ESPN, let’s go!”
Lightweight Ruben “El Tigrillo” Cervera (12-2, 10 KOs) won a six round unanimous decision over Clay “3rd Degree” Burns (9-9-2, 4 KOs). Cervera dropped Burns moments into the fight then cruised to a 58-56, 59-54, 59-54 victory.
In his pro debut, middleweight Javier Martinez (1-0, 0 KOs) outpointed Ryan Burrs (2-2, 0 KOs) over four rounds. Scores were 40-36 across the board.