WOMEN WITH ATTITUDE
Good evening and welcome to tonight’s blog of Katie Taylor’s lightweight bout against Natasha Jonas.
The Irishwoman warned Jonas to worry about her own damaged chin before vowing to knock her out.
The Olympic icon defends her undisputed lightweight crown and 17-0 record against her old London 2012 rival tonight.
Jonas, 36, has boldly predicted that she is the one with the power to cause a shock KO inside the ten two-minute rounds.
But only Jonas has a stoppage defeat on her record and Taylor used her trademark whisper to menacingly remind her.
The Wicklow warrior said: “I don’t think I’m someone who anyone can get under my skin.
“Tasha has a loss on her record, and that loss has come from a knockout, so if anybody can be hurt it’s her.”
Taylor, 34, remembers her 2012 quarter-final victory over GB’s Jonas in London as the fight that sparked the women’s sport into life.
She said: “Without the Olympic Games, I don’t think pro women’s boxing would be where it is right now.”