Mikaela Mayer Easily Dispatches Baby Nansen Inside Madison Square Garden
Under the bright lights of New York City, Mikaela Mayer had one goal in mind: destroy whoever stood in her way. She got her wish, putting on a one-woman clinic against Baby “Pitbull” Nansen. The former Olympian defeated Nansen via unanimous decision, 60-54 across the board.
Right from the get-go, Mayer (5-0) worked hard to take her opponent down. Her clear height and reach advantage helped. Heading into tonight, she had a 3-inch reach advantage over Nansen (6-3-1). As unfair as it seemed, all Mayer cared about was showing her dominance in the women’s lightweight division.
Starting in round one, Mayer hit left hook after left hook onto the body of “Pitbull”, a common theme of the night. She kept Nansen under pressure at key moments throughout the fight, but could not take her down for the long run.
It wasn’t until round four where Nansen showed some sign of life, hitting Mayer with a short right hand that stunned her, if only for a brief moment. Her attempt at a comeback was to no avail, as hooks by Mayer kept bouncing off of the face of Nansen. After that, Mayer stepped up in a big way; throwing up counter left hooks each chance she got. The end result was inevitable.
Now winning her second fight inside Madison Square Garden, Mayer has truly arrived in the boxing world. Given a true opportunity, Mayer could be a true force to be reckoned with. Under the Top Rank promotion, the sky's the limit for the California kid.