Natasha Jonas’ Trainer Says Katie Taylor Could Get Knocked Out Like Mike Tyson

Published 04/27/2021, 8:00 PM EDT


Katie Taylor is arguably the greatest woman boxer in history. The undefeated Irishwoman is the undisputed lightweight champion of the world. She will now defend her belts against old-foe Natasha Jonas, and Jonas’ coach has given a surprising prediction for the fight.

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The two will face each other on the undercard of the Derek Chisora vs. Joseph Parker event on Saturday. Taylor goes into the fight as the firm favorite. However, Joe Gallagher, the trainer of Jonas, has said we could see a Mike Tyson-Esque loss for Taylor.

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)

The trainer of the 9-1-1 boxer spoke to SkySports and said, “I think she can be hurt. If people study her long and hard enough, you’ll see in fights where she has been hurt. She’s been caught, she’s been wobbled, she’s been stunned.”

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This comment showed Jonas and her camp are not afraid of Taylor and her success. He then compared their bout to the famous Mike Tyson-Buster Douglas bout.

Can she be knocked out? Well, we didn’t think Mike Tyson could get knocked out against Buster Douglas. Anyone when they get hit clean on the chin has a chance of going over,” said Gallagher. He then gave his prediction, “I do feel Natasha has to win by stoppage.”

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Katie Taylor vs. Natasha Jonas: The History

This comment from Gallagher showed that Taylor is not unbeatable as many claim. Moreover, Jonas knows what it will take to beat Taylor since the pair shared history between them.

Taylor and Jonas have met in the ring on two occasions in the amateurs. However, the second encounter at the Olympics caught the attention of many fans as both fighters went at it and put on a great show.

However, Taylor took home the victory on points and eventually won gold.

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Since then, their careers have followed different paths. While Taylor collected several belts along the way, Jonas has had her ups and downs. They now meet for the third time, which could prove to be the last time the two share the ring.

What do you make of these comments from Natasha Jonas’ trainer? Do you think Jonas can knock out Katie Taylor or will Taylor be too much for Jonas?

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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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