United States-based Nigerian boxer Helen Joseph (17-4-2, 10 KOs) has revealed that she is ready to take on undefeated Junior Lightweight title contender Mikaela Mayer (12-0, 5 KOs) tomorrow 14th July 2020 at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas.
Mayer and Joseph were initially slated to meet on 9th June 2020 at the same venue until Mayer tested positive for COVID19 and was forced to withdraw. Mayer would, however, test negative in the follow-up on 13th June 2020 clearing a path for the Super
Featherweight to return to the ring.
Joseph said of the delay: “I wasn’t upset. I feel great. Everything happens for a reason. God knows the best and gave us another chance to meet again. It’s no big deal. We are ready to go.”
‘Iron Lady’ Joseph also spoke about her opponent saying she was not at her level and even calling out her promoter (Top Rank) for giving the 30-year-old easy fights.
“She is [not on my level] at all as a professional boxer, and it must be great to have a promoter [Top Rank] that gives you [easy fights]. If I had the opportunities that she has, I would be undefeated with all knockouts.”
“I travel to different countries to fight, but nobody comes to my own country to fight me. I always have to come to them. They give her easy fights, and that’s why she is undefeated. That is bullshit for me. I don’t believe in those type of f—-n’ records. I don’t see her finishing this fight with me at all!” Joseph further said.
Joseph has won two of her last three fights but was outpointed by Delfine Persoon in her most recent bout last November.
by Leroy Hawkson|TalksAfrica.com