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Mikaela Mayer set to defend title against Erica Farias, June 19

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Mayer will be making the first defense of her WBO title.

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It’s being reported by ESPN that WBO super featherweight champion Mikaela Mayer (14-0, 5 KO) has the stage set for his first world title defense, where she’ll take on Erica Farias (26-4, 10 KO) in a June 19 co-feature to be held in Las Vegas.

Mayer, 30, won the vacant world title by outpointing Ewa Brodnicka last October and despite her mentioning her desire to unify titles against one of the other champions in the division, she’ll simply be making a standard title defense here.

Farias, 36, is a former titleholder from Argentina but is recently coming off back-to-back losses against Jessica McCaskill which marked her third loss in her last five fights — the other loss coming against Cecilia Braekhus in 2017.

On paper this would appear to be a fight that Mayer should be pretty heavily favored to win, but in the end you’ve still got to fight the fights because upsets do happen. We’ll see if Farias can pull it off in a couple months time.