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Nicolson vs Mahfoud Prediction: Who Will Win Serrano’s Vacated Title?



A clash between two athletes who are not only beautiful but brilliant at boxing. Skye Nicolson and Sarah Mahfoud will fight for the vacant WBC featherweight title in Las Vegas. Here is our Nicolson vs Mahfoud prediction.

Nicolson vs Mahfoud Prediction: Will Skye Make Australia Proud?

It is fair to say that last week was a disaster for Australian boxing. The nation could have had three world champions but all of their best fighters lost their title bouts – Tim Tszyu, Michael Zerafa, and Liam Wilson. Now, it is up to Skye Nicolson to bring a world title home.

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Skye is one of the most popular female boxers in the world right now and it is fair to say that a lot of people know her because of her good looks. However, the 28-year-old continues to prove that she is as skilled as she is pretty and is ready to win her first official world title on Saturday.

Nicolson had an incredible amateur career and won numerous gold medals, including the Commonwealth in 2018. She transitioned to professional boxing in 2022 after fighting more than 150 times as an amateur and just two years later, she is already fighting for a belt. This will be her 10th pro fight and she won all nine to date (1 KO).

In October 2022, she won the Commonwealth female featherweight title and in February 2023, she won the vacant WBC Silver featherweight belt. She became the WBC interim champion in September 2023 and defended the interim belt once in November. She has been extremely active, fighting four times in 2023 and five in 2022. She is looking confident but before we can make a Nicolson vs Mahfoud prediction, we have to look at her impressive opponent.

Sarah Mahfoud Preview

Sarah Mahfoud is quite a bit older than Skye but with age comes experience, and she has fought almost twice as many fights. Moreover, she was already a world champion in the past.

Sarah has an interesting background. She had experience in karate and other combat sports before switching to boxing. Like Nicolson, she spent years in amateur boxing after making her debut at the age of 14. She won the Danish Championship three times and the Nordic Championship twice, and also went to the World Amateur Championships. More shockingly, she won the Danish “Dancing With The Stars” in 2016, becoming a local TV star.

She made her professional boxing debut in 2017 after she was approached by a legendary promoter – Mogens Palle. Within ten bouts, she earned herself a title shot at the IBF interim featherweight championship and won it against Karen Carabajal. She was later promoted to champion.

Once the pandemic was over, she beat Nina Meinke and then fought Amanda Serrano with all four world titles on the line. She won three rounds out of ten against the legendary champion but lost the fight. She has 14 wins and 1 defeat.

Skye Nicolson vs Sarah Mahfoud Prediction: One Way or Another… Decision

While Sarah Mahfoud is a former world champion, she is also a relatively new name in the sport. It is extremely difficult to make a confident Nicolson vs Mahfoud prediction.

On paper, Sarah Mahfoud has the advantage in experience, both at amateur and professional levels. She also fought arguably one of the greatest female boxers in history, Amanda Serrano, and even gave her some problems for a few rounds. Yet again, Serrano never looked worried about losing and Mahfoud generally doesn't have a brutal punch.

Moreover, we have to mention the styles of the two boxers. Nicolson uses the southpaw stance while Mahfoud is orthodox. In most cases, the southpaw boxer has the advantage and we think that it will play a pivotal role in this match. Moreover, despite the lack of knockout power, Nicolson is a high-pressure fighter and she will try to brutalize Mahfoud.

In the end, we believe that this fight will end with a decision. Unfortunately, Nicolson is such a massive favorite that making a traditional Nicolson vs Mahfoud prediction is almost pointless. If available, you should consider the more untraditional markets like “Fighter Punches Landed” or bet on the Over/Under Knockdowns and hope for a big win. Nonetheless, we believe that Skye Nicolson will win.

Vlad is a former amateur MMA fighter. After a series of injuries, he found a different way to connect with the sport and its fanbase - through writing. He's been covering everything-UFC for over 5 years on various platforms and has been part of the team at NYFights since early 2022.