- Caroline Dubois Is One Of The Hottest Prospects In Women’s Boxing
- Dubois Is Targeting A Fight With Former Champion Mikaela Mayer
- ‘Sweet Caroline’ Believes Mayer Fight Can Sell Out The O2 Next Year
2020 Olympian Caroline Dubois (7-0, 5 KOs) is targeting a fight with the United States’ former unified champion, Mikaela Mayer (18-1, 5 KOs).
Dubois’ promoter, Ben Shalom, called out Mayer after Sweet Caroline’s 80-71 decision win over the world-ranked Argentine Yanina del Carmen Lescano at York Hall last month.
Mayer moved up to 135 after her loss to Alycia Baumgardner last year. The American is the WBC interim champion and hopes to challenge for the world Lightweight title and/or secure a fight with Katie Taylor in the near future.
Shalom would need to put in a substantial offer to incentivise Mayer to fight a young, dangerous contender but a clash between the pair would be a fan-friendly affair.
Caroline Dubois On Mikaela Mayer Fight
“I would take it right now”, Dubois told SLOTHBOXX, “But I don’t think it’ll happen right now and I don’t think it needs to happen right now. It needs to build, it needs to get bigger.”
The 22-year-old doesn’t see the point in staging the bout next as it isn’t as big as it could be and thinks that further marination is needed to make it into a sizeable event.
“I need to continue winning and putting on great victories and really putting a name out there for myself and really exciting people. She needs to continue doing what she’s doing.”
“And then maybe by the end of this year, early next year we can headline at the O2 Arena, sell out, have a great co-main.”
Dubois believes a fight between herself and Mayer could fill up the 17,000-capacity O2 Arena. A big ask considering Mayer is an international fighter and Dubois isn’t a big name yet but is on the route to being.