Alycia Baumgardner edged out Mikaela Mayer with a split decision victory in what was a close fight with little to choose between the two.
Baumgardner got off to the better start but Mayer grew into the fight and seemed to be the one controlling the pace from the center of the ring.
— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) October 15, 2022
Two of the judges scored the fight 96-95 in favour of Baumgardner, with the the judge having it 97-93 to Mayer. Most at ringside thought Mayer had done enough to get her hand raised and the decision was met with a small chorus of boos from the packed out O2 Arena.
See how those from within boxing reacted to the decision:
— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) October 15, 2022
No issues with that decision. I though Baum had it 6-4. Close fight. Expected more activity from Mayer. Would love to see it again.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) October 15, 2022
I love seeing reactions like that especially when the judges get it right.
— ShowtimeShawn Porter (@ShowtimeShawnP) October 15, 2022
Not for me
— Sam Jones (@mrsamjones88) October 15, 2022
Gave Mayer maybe 3 rounds, clean shots by alycia and just way more effective. Did what she wanted and when she wanted.
— RYAN GARCIA (@RyanGarcia) October 15, 2022
Ring side here and it was a close contest, but I had Mayer winning that by 2 rounds…
— Blonde Bomber 🥊💁🏼♀️ (@EbanieBridges) October 15, 2022
That's was an extremely close fight. I scored it a draw. No robbery
— Carl Frampton MBE (@RealCFrampton) October 15, 2022
I have it 95-95, a draw. Both Mayer and Baumgardner came to fight and raised their level. Could truly go either way. #ShieldsMarshall
— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) October 15, 2022
I thought Mayer won that fight and I thought the first judges score card was right. What does everyone think ?
— Charlie Edwards 🦅 (@CEdwardsBoxing) October 15, 2022
People will say robbery there but it was a very close fight, I had it 96-94 for Mayer but it was close, the commentary just seemed a bit biased towards her work imo
— Anthony Fowler 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 (@afowler06) October 15, 2022
I scored that a draw but if I had too, I’d have edged it towards Mayer. Great fight, can’t call it a robbery! #MayerBaumgardner_
— Michael Conlan (@mickconlan11) October 15, 2022