(FEB 15) LAS VEGAS, NV -
Former six-time world champion, Layla "Amazing" McCarter
(38-13-5, 9 KO's) looks to further her career under the
Mayweather Promotions' banner. The 37-year old California native
is the second female professional boxer to sign with Mayweather
Promotions, behind Latondria Jones.
McCarter boasts an impressive resume, having held titles across
four different weight classes, and currently ranks #2 in the
welterweight division. Layla has been able to gain exposure by
fighting on big stages, most recently, on the Wilder vs. Arreola
card in July 2016, when she defeated Melissa Hernandez by
unanimous decision. McCarter has fought some of the best
pound-for-pound female boxers, including: former WBC champion
Alicia Ashley, which ended in a draw, current WBO champion Cindy
Serrano, where McCarter earned a unanimous decision, and current
WBA and WBC Featherweight champion Jelena Mrdjenovich was scored
a split decision in favor of McCarter.
As an amateur, McCarter only competed in 11 bouts before turning
pro in 1998. Shortly after her first professional win, McCarter
dealt with adversity suffering 4 back-to-back losses. McCarter
took her losses and turned them into fuel to drive her hunger
and ambition, to become the most successful female boxer in the
sport. Two years after her pro-debut, McCarter won her first
world title in 2000, and has gone on to secure her own legacy.
"With the current state of women's boxing and the great
achievements Mayweather Promotions has accomplished recently, I
felt it was the best thing for my career to make the move to the
Mayweather Promotions stable," says McCarter.
"We have shown with our recent signees that we are here to bring
fight fans great shows," said Leonard Ellerbe. "We look to
continue to build and diversify our roster of fighters, and
Layla McCarter is a great example of a world-class athlete."