Longtime WBO super featherweight champion Ewa Brodnicka won’t be making her Matchroom debut against WBC champ Terri Harper. Carl Moretti tells ESPN that “an agreement has been reached” for Brodnicka’s mandatory defense against Mikaela Mayer ahead of a now-canceled purse bid. The two will fight in the Bubble “at some point in October.”
Brodnicka (19-0, 2 KO) claimed interim gold back in 2017, then beat Canada’s Sarah Pucek for the full belt a year later. She’s successfully defended that title four times, most recently claiming a decision over Djemilla Gontaruk in March, and will be fighting for the first time outside of her native Poland.
Former Olympian Mayer (13-0, 5 KO) fought six times in 2018 and three times in 2019, only for an apparent COVID false positive to delay her 2020 debut until last month. She made the most of that headlining appearance, virtually sweeping veteran Helen Joseph.
These are two of the top female 130-pounders in the game, with only Harper, Maiva Hamadouche, a rejuvenated Natasha Jonas, and Eva Wahlstrom in the same tier. Looks like another quality addition to Top Rank’s fast-growing fall lineup.