Natasha Jonas Plans to ‘Fight Anyone and Everyone’ With a Belt

Published 02/05/2021, 4:25 AM EST


Following 11 contests in her pro career, super featherweight contender, Natasha Jonas, wants to fight for a world title at this stage. Her last fight against Terri Harper resulted in a draw, and a rematch has been on the cards for a long time.

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Jonas is interested in re-matching Harper. However, she doesn’t want to wait for long before pursuing the belts. In a recent interaction with Boxing Social, Harper explained her upcoming plans of putting her hands on a championship.

“To fight anyone and everyone. Anyone who has got a belt. I think I have justified meself at world level now. So, I think to push in whether I am not gonna wait around for Harper forever, but there is other people with all the belts and anyone between 130 and 140, who’s got a belt, they are in my targets. So anyone of the champions as someone I would like to box,” said Jonas.

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Based on her comments, she could fight the likes of Katie Taylor, Mikaela Mayer, and Terri Harper. The 36-year-old also understands the tussles of bagging a championship fight. So, she also has plans to mandate her spot for the championship bouts ahead.

Jonas said, “If not, definitely putting myself in a position where I am mandatory for somebody, and yeah that’s the best I can look for at the minute.”

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Amid several possibilities, a rematch against Harper might make the most sense for Natasha Jonas and the entire boxing community. The first fight was extremely close, paving the perfect path for a rematch. Since it also has the world titles lined up, Jonas might not hesitate to dance inside the ring against Terri Harper.

Terri Harper vs Natasha Jonas- What happened in the original bout?

The two locked horns against each other in August 2020 and registered one of the best fights ever in women’s boxing. Both the pugilists went to the distance and had their significant moments inside the ring. While Harper controlled the pace in the initial rounds, Jonas did not go down easily and mustered sufficient offense to make it a classic.

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The gruesome encounter ended in a draw as several boxing fans hailed Harper and Jonas for their in-ring performance. The second collision can happen soon, and if it doesn’t, Jonas already has set her plans to box for a world title against ‘anyone and everyone’ with a belt.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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