Can Natasha Jonas Become A Two-Weight World Champion?
The world of boxing is abuzz with excitement as Natasha Jonas prepares to take on Kandi Wyatt for the vacant IBF championship at 147lbs. Liverpool’s Jonas has already made a name for herself in the sport, having won three world titles at 154lbs in 2022, making her the first-ever woman to be crowned British Boxer of the Year.
Now she faces another challenge – moving down to welterweight and taking on Canada’s Kandi Wyatt. This fight will take place live on July 1st from Manchester’s AO Arena.
Wyatt is no stranger to challenging for world titles; she has done so three times before against fighters such as Jessica McCaskill, Kali Reiss, and Christina Linardatou. However, this time around she’ll be facing an opponent who has been improving consistently over each camp.
Jonas warns Wyatt that stepping into the ring with her will not be easy:
“Every camp I am improving, I’m evolving, I’m learning new skills and reaching new levels… The best-ever version of Natasha Jonas will be stepping into that ring on July 1,”
If successful against Wyatt in this title match-up then Jonas could have bigger fights lined up ahead at welterweight. And BOXXER promoter Ben Shalom believes that we are about to see something special from Jonas:
“I feel like it’s actually [Natasha] more natural weight…you know you’re looking at an extra-special competitor.”
This two-weight championship would put Natasha amongst some elite company within women’s boxing history books; thus far only Cecilia Brækhus (welterweight & junior middleweight) and Claressa Shields (super-middleweight & middleweight) have achieved such a feat.
Jonas has already made her mark on the sport, qualifying for an Olympic Games and inspiring young female boxers in Britain, including BOXXER welterweight Lauren Price.
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