Natasha Jonas to defend light-middleweight titles on June 17 in Manchester
Natasha Jonas will be back in action on June 17 when she defends her WBO, WBC, IBF and Ring magazine light-middleweight titles in Manchester.
The 38-year-old will fight on the undercard of Liam Smith's rematch with Chris Eubank Jr at the AO Arena in what should be a spectacular night of boxing. Jonas, whose opponent is yet to be announced, was one of the standout British fighters in 2022, winning three world titles in just nine months. She is undefeated since moving up in weight, notching up four wins in a row. She stopped Chris Namus in February last year to claim her first world title and then defeated rival champions Patricia Berghult and Marie-Eve Dicaire in September and November respectively. Jonas achievements also saw her become the first woman to be awarded the British Boxing Board of Control's Fighter of the Year accolade.
The Liverpudlian's addition means there will be two world title fights in Manchester, with fellow Brit Savannah Marshall set to challenge undisputed super-middleweight champion Franchon Crews-Dezurn. Super-middleweight Mark Heffron also defends his title Zak Chelli on the undercard.
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