Newly crowned WBC featherweight champion Skye Nicolson (10-0, 1 KO) has called to face Amanda Serrano and challenge for the unified world featherweight titles following the Australian’s successful title tilt against Sarah Mahfoud (14-2, 3 KOs) at the Fontainebleau in Las Vegas.

Nicolson dominated Mahfoud over 10 rounds to claim a comfortable points decision win with scorecards of 100-90, 100-90, and 99-91. The victory over Mahfoud saw Nicolson collect the first major title of her career. 

Speaking to Matchroom Boxing’s in-house media team, Nicolson agreed with the scoring judge that her performance was a “complete shutout.”

“I would have called it a complete shoutout, but I will watch it back and find out which round one of the three judges thought I lost,” Nicolson told Matchroom Boxing. 

“I am not going to dwell on that too long. I am a bit of a perfectionist, but I thought it was a pretty punch-perfect performance for me. I didn’t really get into second gear, and I felt I made the fight very easy for myself. However, if I am honest, I did feel a little bit lazy if you compared what I have been doing in the gym.”

At times during the contest, Mahfoud looked frustrated against Nicolson, with the Australian believing her timing and distance control were pivotal to her clear win. 

“I think my timing and distance. Distance control and offsetting my opponent are probably my biggest strengths, and I think she [Mahfoud] really struggled with that,” Nicolson added. 

“I saw everything that she was throwing, and I found it quite easy to make her miss, but she was also quite awkward and hard to hit. She was good at breaking up my attacks and played a reason why I didn’t come forward as much as I should have, but I will make sure I won’t make those mistakes again next time.”

Nicolson-Mahfoud contested the vacant WBC title, which Amanda Serrano (46-2-1, 30 KOs) had previously held. The Puerto Rican relinquished the title following the WBC’s unwillingness to sanction her title defense against Danila Ramos, as Serrano wished the contest and future bouts to be fought over the 12x3 championship distance. 

The WBC denied Serrano’s request so she immediately gave up the belt.

Nicolson stated her intention to capture the remaining featherweight titles and face Serrano, insinuating to the multi-weight world champion that she should give up her world titles if she didn’t want to fight her. 

“It’s nothing personal. If you don’t want to fight me, can we talk about what we are doing with the belts? I want the belts. I don’t have to fight you if you don’t want me to, but if you want to fight, I’ll be ready when you are,” said Nicolson.