Taylor vs Jonas – DAZN, Sky – May 1
Tasha Jonas will take on undisputed lightweight world champion Katie Taylor in a huge showdown on Saturday 1 May.
The Matchroom Boxing event will be broadcast live in the UK and Ireland on Sky Sports Box Office, and worldwide on DAZN, and is part of a packed card that also features Derek Chisora taking on Joseph Parker.
It sees Jonas (9-1-1, 7 KOs) get another deserved crack at world honours, following her controversial draw with Terri Harper last August. She now turns her attention to Taylor (17-0, 6 KOs), with the duo resuming their rivalry after previously facing each other during the Olympics.
Jonas said: “I’m really excited about getting the fight, I made a lot of noise about not wanting to go down in level or class after establishing myself on the world stage in my last fight.
“I know Katie is a different type of animal to Terri Harper, but I believe every time I’m asked to step up I do. I said I wanted to be a champion and anybody at 130 to 140 was in my sights, I know I’m a world class boxer and I can win a world title.
“From the minute Eddie signed me this fight has been on the cards. Me and Katie had a great story from the Olympics, and we have both been pioneers in our own way. I’m glad that it’s happening and it’s a great fight for women’s boxing and for British and Irish boxing.”
Taylor said: “Natasha proved in her last fight that she is still performing at the highest level so it’s a great challenge for me and I’m really looking forward to it. It’s a fight that people have been asking for and those are the type of fights you want to be part of.
“People still talk about our fight in the 2012 Olympics and I think that proved to be a real eye opener for people in terms of what women’s boxing is all about. I’m expecting another tough fight on May 1st and I’m looking forward to successfully defending my titles.”