Thursday, 27 April 2017
Layla McCarter out to shine as a Mayweather fighter this weekend.
On Saturday night at Sams town in Las Vegas, a relatively familiar array of names make respective appearances under the Mayweather boxing umbrella, Ronald Gavril, Lanell Bellows, Ladarius Miller and Kevin Newman, while a newer addition to the fold aims to make a statement of her own regardless of the fact that she's already accomplished far more than many of her male counterparts could ever dream of.. Layla McCarter debuts as only the second female fighter to feature as part of Mayweathers boxing family, in a TV bout against a 16-9 Szilvia Szabados, over 10 Twos at welterweight..
Layla 38-13-5 (9 Ko's) has patiently awaited the big money bouts, often appearing too good for her own good.. In truth McCarter has a really bad habit, she wins, often and consistently, in fact for the last ten years Layla has remained 'a winner.' Last losing almost ten years ago to the day to Mellissa Hernandez in a close points affair in Las Vegas.. In 2012 Layla even travelled to Cape Town, and boxed close to 150lbs, knocking out previously unbeaten Noni Tenge in front of her own people to claim the WBA Super welterweight title, even though she had boxed primarily down at lightweight.. Her 2007 bout with Donna Biggers was the first ever scheduled 12 round female world championship bout, regardless of the fact that it only went 2.. McCarter is a trailblazer, a pioneer, with the rare distinction of being a 6 time world champion..
Although having only been boxing for 3 years, Szabados, her opponent on this occasion has herself fought for a championship before, losing each time... to Noni Tenge (their only common opponent) in 2016, to the unbeaten Nikki Adler for the WBC SuperMiddleweight title in 2015 and to Zita Zatyko in a bid for a WBF SuperMiddleweight title in only her 6th outing.. The Hungarian is game, but unfortunately a level beneath McCarter who will be looking to copy Claressa Sheilds benchmark, having stopped Szabados in 4, only 6 weeks ago..
Layla last boxed in July, handing Melissa Hernandez a third sound beating out of four on the Wilder v Arreola show in Alabama, while Szabados managed a token victory 14 days ago, beating 4 fight novice katalin Menes in 3 rounds in Hungary.. Its a great opportunity for adopted Las Vegan, McCarter to show that she is still, at the very deceiving age of 38, the biggest threat in women's boxing..