Natasha Jonas Breaks Down Her Rematch With Katie Taylor: ‘It’s Two Totally Different Sports’

Published 04/05/2021, 5:00 PM EDT


British female boxing star Natasha Jonas will face the toughest test of her professional career against reigning, undisputed champion, Katie Taylor. The 36-year-old will have a lot to prove when the two face off in May to settle the score.

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Taylor and Jonas will fight for all four of Taylor’s belts as the co-main event of Dereck Chisora vs. Joseph Parker. However, this is not the only time the two have faced each other in the ring. In the last meeting, Taylor got the better of Jonas, and thus, the Scouser will want to prove her worth.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 01: Katie Taylor reacts after a majority decision win against Delfine Persoon during their WBA/WBO/IBF/WBC women’s lightweight unification fight at Madison Square Garden on June 01, 2019, in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Ahead of their bout, the 9-1-1 professional boxer spoke to SecondsOut and revealed why this time would be different.

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“It is two totally different sports. You’re talking, you know, points. At the time we were trying to score points, not winning rounds. You’re talking, a knockdown is just a point instead of a 10-8, and you’d only have four rounds and now we’ve got ten.”

The Liverpudlian then added, “So it is a totally different fight and there’s different skills that you have. Endurance, you know, durability, all of them.”

These comments show that the previous meeting does not bother Jonas. Moreover, she is confident in her abilities and game-plan now that it is a longer fight.

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What happened when Katie Taylor faced Natasha Jonas in the Olympics?

The fight between Taylor and Jonas will be a rematch, and that will add an increased excitement. However, will the second fight bring the same result as the first time the two fought?

Taylor and Jonas first fought in the 2012 Olympic Games. The two fighters put on an entertaining bout that went to the scorecards. However, Taylor took home a 25-16 victory and went on to win the Gold Medal.

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Since their first meeting, the two have had very different professional careers. While Taylor became the undisputed lightweight champion, Jonas has never won a world title. The closest she came was when she drew against Terri Harper in the unified title bout.

Therefore, all these aspects point towards a fascinating contest between Natasha Jonas and Katie Taylor. It will be interesting to see how the fight pans out in the professional scene.

What do you make of these comments from Natasha Jonas? Do you think the change in format will help her?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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