News | May 21 2018

Natasha Jonas on Katie Taylor fight: “There’s a reason Eddie Hearn signed me”

Natasha Jonas admits Katie Taylor is a step ahead of her at the moment but expects to one day get the chance to box the two-belt world lightweight champion, writes Elliot Worsell
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Natasha Jonas vs Monika Antonik  |  Action Images

NEW WBA international super-featherweight champion Natasha Jonas might only be six fights deep in her professional career but clearly knows how the game works.

She knows how to fight, just as she knows knockouts and an outgoing personality will attract fans. Most of all, though, Jonas knows that being synonymous with Ireland’s Katie Taylor, one of the biggest stars in women’s boxing, can only pay dividends in the long run.

It’s a fight many have called for since the two of them, former amateur rivals, turned professional. Taylor, the WBA and IBF lightweight champion, got the better of Jonas first time around, when the pair met at the 2012 Olympic Games, but it was a competitive, exciting fight, one many would love to see again, this time over a longer distance without head-guards.

 

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