Mayer vs. Erica Farias & Adam Lopez vs. Isaac Dogboe Added
To Inoue vs. Dasmarinas On June 19
Mikaela Mayer’s first world title defense is coming on a
monster card. Mayer, the 2016 U.S. Olympian from Los
Angeles, will put her WBO female junior lightweight title on
the line against former two-weight world champion Erica
Farias on Saturday, June 19 at The Theater at Virgin Hotels
Mayer-Farias will serve as the co-feature to WBA/IBF
bantamweight world champion Naoya “Monster” Inoue’s title
defense against mandatory challenger Michael “Hot and Spicy"
And, in a featherweight battle scheduled for 10 rounds, Adam
“BluNose” Lopez will defend his NABF belt against former
junior featherweight world champion Isaac “Royal Storm”
Inoue-Dasmarinas and Mayer-Farias will be televised live on
ESPN and ESPN Deportes (simulcast on ESPN+) at 10 p.m. ET/7
p.m. PT. Dogboe-Lopez will be among the bouts streaming
exclusively on ESPN+ before the world title doubleheader.
Promoted by Top Rank, tickets priced at $200, $100, $75 and
$50 go on sale Wednesday, May 19 at 12 p.m. PT, and can be
purchased by visiting Etix.com.
“Mikaela Mayer is the future of women’s boxing, and I have
no doubt she’s going to shine in her first world title
defense,” said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum. “She wants all of
the top names, but she must first get past a tough former
world champion in Erica Farias. Lopez-Dogboe is a can’t-miss
action fight that will propel the winner to title
Mayer (14-0, 5 KOs) won her world title last October on the
Inoue-Jason Moloney card, dethroning longtime champion Ewa
Brodnicka via a near-shutout unanimous decision. Since
turning pro, Mayer has lost only a handful of rounds, and
last July, she became the first female boxer to headline a
Top Rank on ESPN card. Farias (26-4, 10 KOs) has held titles
at junior welterweight and lightweight and has won 14 world
title fights. She most recently lost a pair of junior
welterweight title tilts to Jessica McCaskill, who proceeded
to dethrone all-time great Cecilia Brækhus for the
undisputed welterweight championship.
Mayer said, "I am excited for my first title defense as WBO
world champion. Although I had sought a unification bout,
Farias is a worthy opponent who will make for an
entertaining, action-packed fight. She brings excellent
credentials and has only lost to some of best women boxing
today. I’m ready and eager to pass another test and showcase
the skills that will eventually make me your undisputed
Dogboe (21-2, 15 KOs) won the WBO junior featherweight world
title in April 2018 with a dramatic knockout over Jessie
Magdaleno, but after one title defense, his momentum was
blunted with a pair of defeats to Emanuel “Vaquero”
Navarrete. He returned last July after a 26-month layoff and
battered Chris Avalos en route to an eighth-round stoppage.
Lopez (15-2, 6 KOs), from Glendale, California, most
recently defeated former world champion Jason Sanchez over
10 rounds, his second straight win since his valiant effort
— on a day’s notice — against Oscar Valdez in November 2019.
Lopez followed up the controversial TKO loss to Valdez with
last June’s majority decision over Louie Coria, which many
boxing experts ranked among the year’s best battles.
Lopez said, “Dogboe is a former world champion who always
comes to fight. But I’m a different fighter now, and I know
what a win would mean for my career. I’m coming to Las Vegas
to steal the show."