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Alycia Baumgardner vs Hyun Mi Choi unification targeted for summer

Baumgardner holds the WBC title, Choi the WBA

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It’s looking more and more like we’ll have an undisputed super featherweight champion by the end of the year. Jake Donovan reports that Eddie Hearn intends to stage a unification match between WBC champion Alycia Baumgardner and WBA champion Hyun Mi Choi this coming summer.

This one’s got a bit of a history. Matchroom signed Choi (17-0-1, 4 KO) back in 2020 with the intention of pitting her against then-WBC titlist Terri Harper, only for “Belter” to once again aggravate her oft-injured hand. This left Choi to stay busy against journeywoman Simone Aparecida da Silva, while Harper returned to action against Baumgardner (12-1, 7 KO) and suffered a nasty knockout defeat.

Baumgardner’s since cruised past Edith Soledad Matthysse and engaged in a lengthy social media spat with IBF/WBO champ Mikaela Mayer, who’s almost assuredly next in line for the winner.

As for where/when this fight will end up, Matchroom does have Usyk-Joshua 2 penciled in for July. Could be a solid piece of the supporting cast.