Sports Snapshots

Mikaela Mayer, right, and Queen Underwood battle during a lightweight boxing match at the U.S. Olympic women’s boxing team trials on Feb. 18, 2012. Underwood won the bout. (AP file photo)
Mikaela Mayer, right, and Lizbeth Crespo exchange blows during their professional bout on June 15, 2019, in Las Vegas. Mayer, originally from the Los Angeles area, turned her life around at age 17 by deciding to dedicate her life to boxing, which eventually brought her to Marquette and Northern Michigan University’s U.S. Olympic Education Center. Still training to this day with ex-USOEC coach Al Mitchell, she has competed in the Olympics and has made a pro career in the sport. (AP file photo)
In this June 13, 2016 photo, U.S. Olympic boxer Mikaela Mayer relaxes at a gym in West Hills, Calif., while she was preparing for her trip to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. (AP file photo)
Boxer Mikaela Mayer speaks to several local and national television reporters at the USOEC facility in NMU’s Superior Dome in Marquette on Feb. 9, 2012. She was readying to attend the U.S. Olympic Trials the following week in Spokane, Wash., hoping to win her 132-pound weight class for a chance to box in the London Olympics that summer. (Journal file photo by Steve Brownlee)
American Mikaela Mayer, left, fights Micronesia’s Jennifer Chieng on Aug. 12, 2016, during a women’s lightweight 60-kilogram preliminary boxing match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP file photo)
Mikaela Mayer, left, celebrates after defeating Baby Nansen of New Zealand during their lightweight match on May 12, 2018, in New York. Mayer, now 30, turned pro in 2017, and most recently ran her pro record to 13-0 with a 10-round decision over Helen Joseph on July 14. Her bout had top billing that evening in Las Vegas, a first for women in ESPN’s Top Rank show. (AP file photo)
American Mikaela Mayer, right, fights Russia's Anastasiia Beliakova during a women's lightweight 60-kilogram quarterfinals boxing match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 15, 2016. (AP file photo)

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal and the Associated Press for professional boxer Mikaela Mayer


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