Natasha Jonas: Katie Taylor Is Human, Not Indestructible

Published 04/23/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
NEW YORK , United States – 1 June 2019; Katie Taylor during her Undisputed Female World Lightweight Championship fight with Delfine Persoon at Madison Square Garden in New York, USA. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)


On May 1st, the southpaw Natasha Jonas will take on the toughest test of her boxing career in the form of Katie Taylor. Jonas, a proficient super-featherweight, will move up a weight class to challenge the undisputed lightweight queen for her titles. This fight has the attention of one and all for obvious reasons and has the ability to go down as one of the most intriguing female boxing clashes.

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Ahead of this fight, Natasha Jonas was in an interview alongside Sky Sports Boxing. Here, she shed some light on how she sees Katie Taylor as an opponent and more.

“I think certain boxers have auras around them like Canelo, like Taylor, like Lomachenko. And you think they’re unbeatable that it like they’re indestructible and then someone comes along and beats them just shows that they’re human and I think pursuing has shown that in Katie,” said Jonas.

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In her last fight, Jonas fought Terri Harper for the unified super-featherweight titles. Both the fighters gave in their best shot and this bout ended in a split decision draw. The Brit has moved on from this fight, and her ultimate aim now lies in boxing the Irish pugilist Katie Taylor on May 1.

This is unquestionably the biggest opportunity the 36-year-old has earned, and she will go full throttle to secure a win in this clash. Also, with her above comments, it seems Jonas is in the most ideal mindset and she’s ready to roar in the ring against the undefeated lightweight queen.

Natasha Jonas vs Katie Taylor – will this fight stay true to its hype?

Jonas and ‘The Bray Bomber’ are both sheer oppressors and like to walk their opponents down. Until now, the pair have proven their class showcased their skill-sets to lure the fans. However, the debate on one of the top female boxers will only end once these two enter a tussle with each other.

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Furthermore, with the captivating aura and prowess both these fighters bring into this fight, it undeniably might be the best female boxing encounter of 2021.

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On a scale of 1-10, how excited are you to see Taylor and Jonas engage in a war? What do you make of Jonas’ comments?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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