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Mikaela Mayer has called for a fight against IBF welterweight champion Natasha Jonas next following her victory in Manchester tonight.
Mayer overcame former European champion Silvia Bortot on the undercard of Liam Smith vs Chris Eubank Jr, winning all ten rounds on referee Steve Gray’s scorecard.
The American previously reigned as unified super-featherweight champion and, after making the move to super-lightweight tonight, plans to continue her assent at welterweight where she’s targeting a bout against IBF champion Jonas.
“I’m ready for that fight, yeah,” Mayer told Sky Sports post-fight.
“I’ve been preparing my body to go up, it’s a big jump going from 130 to 147. It takes time to do what I did [by] keeping my body down at that weight for so many years, but I’ve already been working on it and I’m prepared to go to 147 and take on Natasha Jonas right away.
“That’s definitely the one I want next, and from what I hear she’s game and wants it too.”
Jonas was commentating on Mayer’s victory from ringside and expressed her willingness to face the Rio 2016 Olympian next.
The Liverpudlian became a two-weight world champion in July when she stopped Kandi Wyatt in eight rounds to claim the vacant IBF belt.