WATCH: Katie Taylor Shows Her Punch Power After Fight Announcement With Natasha Jonas

Published 03/31/2021, 7:00 AM EDT
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 02: Katie Taylor celebrates victory over Christina Linardatou during the WBO World Super-Lightweight Championship bout at Manchester Arena on November 02, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)


Following a successful stint in 2020 with two wins on board, Katie Taylor will return to action against Natasha Jonas on May 1, and the lightweight elite isn’t hesitating to showcase her prowess. With more than a month left before her bout, Taylor already seems ready to trade blows.

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After the official confirmation of the fight, ‘The Bray Bomber’ took to social media and posted a few clips from her ongoing training camp. Taylor landed on some hard punches on the mitts and showcased her power ahead of the fight.

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The unified lightweight champion seems to have more than power in her arsenal and she also posted a clip to flex her hand speed. With her sheer in-ring experience, Taylor is rightfully the favorite against Jonas.

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Katie Taylor, 17-0, has walked through the lightweight division and is arguably the best female boxer in the sport’s history. But she might have something more to prove, especially when the roster is blooming with emerging talents.

Natasha Jonas, the super featherweight title contender, also appears to relish her prime at this point. The 36-year-old was on a three-fight win streak before facing her first draw against Terri Harper last August.

Despite failing to bag the win, she showcased her ability in going to the distance and unleashed one of the best fights of her career. As she will move up a weight class, she will face an even bigger challenge in Taylor.

If she can put her 3” height advantage to use, Harper might have a crack at the invincible champion, but a mere on paper advantage may not perturb ‘The Bray Bomber’. That said, fight fans can gear up for an intriguing fight ahead.

Katie Taylor vs Natasha Jonas

The unified lightweight championship fight will be held on May 1 at a yet-to-be-announced venue, but their rivalry goes back a long time. Before turning pro, both women met each other at the quarter-finals of the London Olympics in 2012.

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Katie Taylor vanquished Natasha Jonas in the fight to advance herself in the competition. Meanwhile, after almost a decade, Jonas will finally have her chance to avenge the loss and become the new unified lightweight champion.

Do you think Natasha Jonas will be able to pull off the upset against Katie Taylor?

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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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