- Natasha Jonas defeated Kandi Wyatt with an eighth spherical stoppage in July
- She is about to tackle fellow former Olympian Mikaela Mayer in January
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Two-weight world champion Natasha Jonas will reportedly defend her IBF welterweight title in opposition to Mikaela Mayer in the beginning of subsequent 12 months.
The Liverpudlian defeated Kandi Wyatt in an eighth spherical stoppage to clinch the vacant IBF welterweight title in July, cementing herself as one of the crucial embellished British feminine fighters of her technology.
After already unifying the WBC, WBO and IBF super-welterweight belts, she turned a two-weight world champion having stepped down a category to combat the Canadian.
Now, Jonas is about to tackle former junior light-weight unified champion Mayer within the UK on January 20, in response to ESPN.
Mayer, who has 19 wins and one loss together with 5 KOs, moved as much as junior welterweight in September to defeat Silvia Bortot through a 10-round determination.
Natasha Jonas pictured in July after she defeated Kandi Wyatt in an eighth spherical stoppage
Jonas will reportedly be taking over American Mikaela Mayer in the beginning of subsequent 12 months
She will probably be doing the identical to face Jonas, transferring up a weight division once more.
After her combat in opposition to Bortot, Mayer referred to as out Jonas, saying: ‘I’m prepared for that combat. It is a large soar going from 130 kilos to 147 kilos, however I am ready to go to 147 kilos and tackle Tasha Jonas right away.
‘We’re each searching for large fights. We’ve got each solidified our names. Ideally, I might need it subsequent.’
The Californian is at the moment fourth within the ESPN’s welterweight rankings and sixth within the pound-for-pound rankings, whereas Jonas is second and ninth respectively.
Each ladies have additionally competed within the Olympics, with Jonas making it to the quarter-finals in 2012 earlier than dropping to eventual gold medallist Katie Taylor.
Mayer went to Rio 4 years later, but additionally did not make it previous the final eight as she misplaced to Russia’s Anastasia Belyakova by majority determination.