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Natasha Jonas
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On Saturday night in Manchester, Natasha Jonas, 39, entered the ring as the undisputed light middleweight champion and out with the IBF welterweight title. She showed her class by defeating Canadian competitor Kandi Wyatt, forcing a stoppage in the eighth round. She must now make a difficult decision concerning her next opponent. She now has to make the difficult choice of who to fight next.

Natasha Jonas: An Extraordinary Athlete

Natasha Jonas is a professional boxer and a member of British Boxing's 'Super Six' females, who have been chosen to compete in the first Olympic Games to feature women's boxing. She has a record of 9 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw, and is considered one of the most promising female boxers in the United Kingdom.

Early Life

Natasha Jonas was born on the 18th of June 1984, in Toxteth, Liverpool. Her parents were both of mixed race, and her father was a former amateur boxer. Jonas grew up in a tough neighborhood and faced racial discrimination and bullying in school. She began boxing at the age of 14, at the Everton Red Triangle Amateur Boxing Club, one of the most successful amateur boxing clubs in Britain.

Amateur Career

Jonas had a successful amateur career, winning bronze medals at the European Union Amateur Boxing Championships in 2009 and the European Amateur Boxing Championships in 2011. She also competed in the 2012 London Olympics, becoming the first British woman to do so. She was eliminated in the quarter-finals by Irish boxer Katie Taylor, who went on to win the gold medal.

Professional Career

After the London Olympics, Jonas turned professional, signing with Matchroom Boxing and making her debut on the undercard of Carl Froch vs Mikkel Kessler II. She won her debut fight against Karina Kopinska via TKO in the fourth round. Jonas went on to win her next eight fights, including notable victories over Taoussy L'Hadji, Viviane Obenauf, and Bojana Libiszewska.

In 2018, Jonas suffered her first professional defeat in a close split decision loss to Viviane Obenauf. However, Jonas bounced back with a unanimous decision win over Feriche Mashauri in March 2019, followed by a TKO win over Bec Connolly in October 2019.

The Future

Natasha Jonas is considered one of the most exciting prospects in female boxing. In August 2020, she defeated Terri Harper in a competitive fight and became the first woman from Liverpool to win a world title, capturing the WBC super featherweight belt.

Jonas's future in the sport looks bright, with many expecting her to further cement her place as one of the top female boxers by capturing more titles in the future. She has stated that she wants to unify the super featherweight division, and with WBA, WBO, and IBF champions on her radar, a unification fight could be in the cards for her soon.

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