Natasha Jonas eyes undisputed fight after unifying super welterweight titles against Patricia Berghult | boxing news


Natasha Jonas reflects on her next steps after opening the door to undisputed status following Saturday’s stunning win over Patricia Berghult.

The Liverpudlian put on arguably the most accomplished performance of her career to beat a dangerous Berghult by unanimous decision and unify the WBC and WBO world super welterweight title in front of a home crowd.

Jonas had moved up three weight classes to end her long wait for a first world title in February when she defeated Chris Namús by TKO in the second round.

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Natasha Jonas becomes unified world super-welterweight champion after unanimous decision victory over Patricia Berghult

“I was so happy and relieved, you guys went through everything that was going on in training camp and I just want to replicate that,” Jonas told Sky Sports News.

“I think undisputed is definitely an option. All I ever wanted was to expand my options because for a very long time the choices were slim so that gives me options.

“I can come down because it’s not my natural weight or I can go on and be an undisputed champion.

“We’ll see, we’ll go and talk to Ben (Boxxer CEO Ben Shalom), myself and Joe (coach Joe Gallagher) and see what’s the best option for me.”

Jonas could have opted to fight on this Saturday’s all-women’s card with Savannah Marshall and Claressa Shields, but refused to pass up the opportunity to unify the titles in her own city.

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Natasha Jonas says she’s humbled after becoming unified world super-welterweight champion after unanimous decision win over Patricia Berghult

This weekend’s action begins long before Marshall and Shields resume their in-ring feud, with Lauren Price and Karris Artingstall back in action followed by Caroline Dubois against Milena Koleva and a unification bout between Mikaela Mayer and Alycia Baumgardner.

“It (women’s boxing) flies, like we just heard with football, once you have that wave crest you have to keep surfing it,” Jonas said.

“We have to keep putting on exciting fights, we have to keep pushing it on the biggest platforms in every way and building it from the ground up.

“We still have a little way to go, but we have come a long way.”

The biggest fight in women’s boxing history – Claressa Shields vs Savannah Marshall – is live on Sky Sports on Saturday September 10. Be a part of history and buy London Showdown tickets here.




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