Natasha Jonas | Neil the Deal | Talkin Fight
EPISODE: Episode 21
Natasha Jonas is a British professional boxer who challenged for the WBC and IBO female super-featherweight titles in August 2020.
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Hello boxing fans around the world.
Thank you once again for joining us for another episode of neil the deal featuring neil the deal himself and tonight he’s got a good profile lined up for us, natasha jonas, if i’m not mistaken, he’ll be fighting katie taylor this weekend.
It’S going to be a great fight, i’m looking forward to it.
What do you got to say neil hey good evening, graham, how are you how you doing talking fans talking fight, live fans thanks for coming out? Yes, you’re absolutely correct: yeah natasha jonas she’s going to be fighting katie taylor uh tomorrow night.
I believe right and uh.
That should be a heck of a fight.
So i thought we’d talk about uh detaches jonas seems like everybody seems to want to talk about katie taylor.
So let’s talk about her opponent for tomorrow.
Night’S fight, so natasha jonas born on june 18 1984 makes her 36 years old, she’s from liverpool united kingdom liverpool.
They got a good soccer team over there liverpool and she was a good soccer player herself.
I understand so so anyway, she’s from liverpool, she loves the soccer.
She was a good soccer player and then she got into the boxing.
So her boxing career is uh started in 2017 and she is presently an active fighter and she will be fighting tomorrow night.
Her divisions that she’s fought in are super featherweight and lightweight.
She had a pretty amazing amateur career, graham uh.
She did a lot of things.
She won a lot of awards, a lot of medals, so we’ll go over that she started.
She started her boxing career in 2005 at 21 years old and she won five premature boxing association championships there in england in 2009.
She was the first female boxer to compete for great britain’s boxing team.
It’S uh and that’s made up of boxers from england, scotland and wales, so i guess they combine them all and uh they’re under the great britain boxing team.
That’S what they’re called in 2009.
She won a gold medal at the women’s european union, amateur boxing championships in 2010.
She won a gold medal in the great britain, amateur boxing championships and uh.
She won a bronze medal at the 2012.
aiba world championships in the lightweight division and she also won a bronze in 2011 and a silver in 2014 at the european championships.
But in that she was uh competing in the light welterweight division, so she’s she’s definitely got some credentials a graham.
You know: she’s won a lot of uh a lot of a lot of medals and she’s competed in some big tournaments as an amateur, so she’s she’s used to winning and uh.
Like i say, she’s she’s gon na be fighting again tomorrow night and i think she’s got a pretty good shot.
It is boxing and all it takes is all it takes.
Is that one shot and that’s how it works right? That’S that’s what happens so she represents the the pinnacle of her career.
She was staying too and i’ve seen her in a couple interviews was, was representing great britain in the uh 2012 london olympic games and uh becoming the first british female fighter ever to compete in the olympic games.
So that was really big for her.
But this is the ironic part about that was uh.
She she she made it all the way to the quarterfinals, but she lost in the quarterfinals to none other than katie taylor.
Who was the gold medal winner in the in the lightweight division in the uh 2012 olympics? So um can you say grudge match? You know what i mean exactly literally she i i understand she fought her too another time when they were uh just in an amateur tournament and she lost again to katie tinker.
So this is the third time she’s going to be fighting uh, katie and uh, but this time it’s for all the all the hardware.
If you know what i’m saying you know, this is for the uh undisputed female lightweight championship of the world, all four all five belts, i guess with three magazine as well: the wba wbc ibf and the wbo and ring magazine belt, so she’s never been a world Champion uh in her last fight, i know in her last fight she um she fought a girl named terry harper and uh.
It ended up a draw that was for the wbc and ibo uh female super featherweight title that terry harper has, but it ended up a draw.
So harper ended up retaining the title and uh she hasn’t.
She hasn’t won, but now, tomorrow, night she’s got uh.
She’S got a a big chance to uh.
You know to not only to avenge those two losses against katie taylor, but become a world champion with like four or five belts, which would be unbelievable, so her pro totals are pretty good.
Obviously, she’s had 11 bouts.
I mean katie, taylor’s only had 17 boats right, so uh she’s had 11 boats, of which she’s got nine wins, uh, seven knockouts.
She has one loss and the one draw all right and she she won her first six boats.
She turned pro in 2017.
She won her first six bouts.
Then she did win the uh she won in april 2018.
She won the wba international female uh super featherweight title, but she didn’t have it very long.
Then, in august 2018 later that year she lost the title uh.
So she only had the title for basically five six months and then in 2019 she she won all three of her bouts in 2019, so she’s been progressively.
You know getting a little better, getting a little better and she’s really looking forward to this big fight uh.
Tomorrow, night against katie taylor, now you have any uh anything to say about it.
Graham, what do you think of this katie taylor? Natasha jonas fight? I am completely torn uh.
You know i really like katie taylor uh, but natasha jonas from uh lancashire, which is where i was born so in this particular card, i’m touring between these two fighters.
I really am – i can go either, i’m just looking forward to a great fight.
It will be a great fight uh it more than likely is going to go the distance they’re both prepared uh.
I think they’re both managed by eddie hearn, now um, so they’re gon na go toe-to-toe.
What can i say, and it’s just gon na be a great fight.
Uh women’s boxing in general has just gone up such a huge notch.
In the past year alone, there have been so many really really really really good, let alone the cloversy shields, let alone that benny bridges, fight, uh uh against jenna courtney like uh, let alone those two fights alone.
This upcoming play tomorrow is just going to cement uh.
Just how how far women have come since the 2012 olympics, when katie taylor won the gold, which is the first olympics uh, that women fought in so yeah in a in a you know.
A nine year span that’s a pretty short time span, but in those nine years women’s female fighting has come a long long way.
Yeah well natasha was saying it’s been nine years since she’s fought her there you go so she’s right and uh.
She does have home field advantage.
You know that’s true, yes, they’re fighting in england, right they’re, fighting in manchester manchester yeah just down the road just down the road from liverpool and just down the road from where i was born.
So yeah yeah right someone’s going to hold my advantage so to speak and uh her fans are all i’m sure, it’ll be packed with all her fans right, natasha’s fans will all be there and uh well interesting enough too.
Just on that note, there was a thing that said that uh that the loudest she’s ever heard any crowd go crazy and cheering, and it was just crazy was at that olympics when they, when she was fighting in london against katie taylor.
So it’s going to be another one of those really really loud uh.
Well, i don’t even know i guess they don’t have fans, you know what i mean they might.
They might have some.
I don’t know, but you know: um she’s she’s got the home home field advantage there.
So let’s hope that uh that if they do have fans, i’m sure a lot of them will be pulling for so and we’re pulling for i wan na.
I really like to see a good fight.
Regardless i mean katie taylor’s kind of been in a in a you know, she’s kind of on her own up there she’s she’s kind of a step ahead of the other girls right now, but again, natasha’s had had a couple of bouts of her.
She knows what to expect right, yeah exactly and her and she’s been training really hard for it.
I understand and and she’s very confident that this could be the time that she’s going to finally beat her and, let’s just hope so, there’s gon na it’s gon na be a it’s gon na, be a fun fight to watch.
That’S for sure, graham yeah.
Absolutely! I agree and and it’s a really good card, like the whole night of entertainment, let alone the other cards are to go on it’s gon na be this weekend is going to be a fun weekend if you’re a boxing fan – and we are uh so we’ll be Glued to our weather tablets, devices, tvs, uh, there’s tons of boxing to watch, but this one in particular uh.
You know it’s drawing in a lot of people.
A lot of people are talking about it mike talked about it.
You’Ve talked about, i’m sure, we’ll be talking about it.
On the panel uh we’ve invited our friends from britain to join us on the panel tonight so nice.
We kind of think we know which way they’re going to fall on this one yeah but katie taylor, man.
What is she 17-0, so yeah record speaks for itself, but natasha, i think he’s got something to prove and you know when someone steps in the ring and they’ve got something to prove.
Maybe she’s gon na have a bit more bite.
You know what i mean.
So it’s gon na be a great fight, i’m looking forward to it and thanks very much for the profile tonight and you’ll appreciate it.
Absolutely we’ll be looking we’ll be looking out for a great fight between the two uh between the two ladies tomorrow night and uh.
Like i was saying before, natasha’s been training really hard, she’s she’s increased her punching power, she’s uh, her coach.
She was saying so she’s looking for a knockout in front in front of her hometown fans.
So, let’s uh – let’s, let’s hope for the best for her and uh – keep your eyes out for them tomorrow, night guys uh on uh on the fight card.
I believe it’s on uh zone.
Is it not graham tomorrow night yeah, yeah, yeah, 9 p.
m on the zone and that’ll be the uh? I guess the headliner is the derek chizzora and joseph parker uh heavyweight fight.
Then there’s a couple other fights on there there’s a light heavyweight championship fight as well, and i think chris eubanks jr is fighting on that as well yeah.
So it should be a great fight between the two two.
Ladies all involved with all these other big fights.
So i hope you guys can all check it out awesome all right guys thanks a lot for coming out and checking out the show have yourselves a good evening, we’ll see you monday, uh have yourselves a safe and enjoyable weekend and watching the fights i’m sure we Will and uh we’ll get back to you on monday and best of luck to you natasha give it all you got.
You know what i mean, that’s what you got to do out there all right, give it all two thumbs up right on thanks a lot.
Take care guys