Natasha Jonas is “punching very arduous” and is a “powerful, powerful struggle for Katie Taylor”, says promoter Eddie Hearn.
A passionate and vocal crowd ensured that Taylor’s win over Jonas was one of many highlights of the 2012 Olympics in London.
The promoter’s long-held ambition since each turned skilled has been to see the pair sq. off as soon as once more within the paid ranks, on the Derek Chisora vs Joseph Parker invoice on Might 1, reside on Sky Sports activities Field Workplace.
“It was the loudest crowd noise ever recorded at a sports activities occasion when Natasha Jonas boxed Katie Taylor within the London 2012 Olympics,” Hearn instructed Sky Sports activities.
“After we signed each fighters, the plan was after all simply to construct the rematch within the skilled sport. It was fairly simple.
“Natasha took a shock defeat to [Viviane] Obenauf and everybody felt a bit deflated. Then she’s come on leaps and bounds. Incredible struggle with Terri Harper and it was the pure struggle to make.”
Jonas had retired from the game in 2015 earlier than reversing her resolution and turning skilled in 2017.
A shock knockout defeat to Obenauf, an opponent that Taylor has crushed, appeared to have ended her hopes of gaining revenge over the Irish boxer.
Nevertheless, the Liverpudlian has bounced again with three straight wins earlier than drawing with fellow Brit Terri Harper in her first world title problem final day out.
In the meantime, Taylor has amassed 17 straight victories to turn out to be the undisputed light-weight champion, with Hearn stating: “Katie Taylor has by no means turned down an opponent. Generally you get a scenario in British, Irish, home fights, no matter you need to name them, that individuals say, ‘Oh no, I am not combating her’.
“Katie is rather like, ‘That is a fantastic struggle. That is a fantastic struggle for ladies’s boxing. That is a fantastic struggle for the followers. Let’s do it’.
“Natasha Jonas has acquired that perception once more now. After that efficiency with Terri Harper, you watch her within the health club with Joe Gallagher.
“They imagine they will beat Katie Taylor. She’s punching very arduous, she’s stuffed with confidence, she’s fitter than ever.”
Having received 5 world titles within the amateurs, Taylor has additionally gone on to turn out to be a two-weight world champion, making her the pound-for-pound queen.
Jonas although is on the perfect run of kind in her profession so far.
“This can be a powerful, powerful struggle for Katie Taylor,” Hearn added.
“Time and time once more she has to return out with the strain on her shoulders and carry out.
“That is proper up there with the hardest check of her profession to date. Masses on the road in that one.”
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