Liverpool’s Natasha Jonas will now experience previous globe champion Chris Namus for the vacant WBO Environment Tremendous-Welterweight Championship on Saturday February 19 in Manchester, stay on Sky Sports activities Box Workplace.
The bout will be on the card of Amir Khan vs Kell Brook at the AO Arena Manchester, and is a improve with Jonas initially established to fight Ewa Piatkowska for the crown, but the Polish fighter contracted Covid and was pressured to withdraw.
Alternatively ‘Miss GB’ will have to now experience the expert Uruguayan Namus in her 3rd shot at Earth title glory.
Namus has been a specialist considering that 2007 and won the IBF Globe Woman title in Oct 2017 in the emphasize of a 32-combat job. She holds the edge over Jonas in working experience with around double the amount of fights and treble the total of rounds than her rival.
Jonas was the first at any time feminine boxer to contend for Team GB and Britain’s initially female boxer at the London 2012 Olympics.
With two previous world title challenges – a controversial draw choice versus WBC and IBO champion Terri Harper in 2020 and getting fierce rival Katie Taylor the distance previous yr – Jonas believes it will be 3rd time lucky and last but not least fulfil her desire.
Though the adjust of opponent has arrive just about a 7 days till combat night time, Jonas is not phased by the late transform of opponent and believes she has to stick to her personal recreation strategy to get the victory.
“Nothings altered for me,” Said Jonas. “She’s still a tall and rangy opponent and in all probability far more attack minded than Piatkowska from what I have observed. They’re very related in stature and how they box, but it really is all about me and what I do.”
She extra: “It really is a downside to me that she’s a natural middleweight, but it truly is an benefit for me that she’s experienced brief notice for the combat. This fight is all about me executing my match prepare extra than me worrying about hers.”
Jonas vs Namus capabilities as chief support to 1 of the most extremely anticipated showdowns in British boxing history among bitter rivals Khan and Brook.
Sky Sports Boxing agenda
Saturday February 19 in Manchester
Amir Khan vs Kell Brook
Natasha Jonas vs Chris Namus – WBO super-welterweight title
Frazer Clarke’s professional debut
Saturday February 26 in Glasgow
Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall – undisputed tremendous-lightweight titles
Nick Campbell vs Jay McFarlane – Scottish heavyweight title
Saturday March 5 in Fresno
Jose Ramirez vs Jose Pedraza
Saturday March 12 in Newcastle
Savannah Marshall vs Femke Hermans – WBO middleweight title
Sunday March 20 in New York
Edgar Berlanga vs Steve Rolls