1 December 2023 5:40 PM
Natasha Jonas to fight Manchester on June 17 as part of blockbuster card live on Sky Sports Box Office | Boxing News

The biggest boxing event of the summer is now even bigger with British fighter of the year, Natasha Jonas, joining a blockbuster card on Saturday, June 17 – live on Sky Sports Box Office.

The huge night of action headlined by the rematch of Liam Smith and Chris Eubank Jr, while Savannah Marshall will also challenge Franchon Crews-Dezurn for the undisputed super-middleweight world title in Manchester.

Now BOXXER can confirm Jonas will be defending her WBC, WBO, IBF and Ring Magazine super-welterweight titles at the same event against an as yet unnamed opponent.

The Merseyside favourite captured the gold with three memorable wins last year – two of those in Manchester – when she defeated Chris Namus, Patricia Berghult and Marie Eve Dicaire.

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Natasha Jonas is keen to get revenge over Katie Taylor, and her trainer Joe Gallagher believes she can win by knockout

Her incredible hat-trick of feats saw her become the first woman to claim the coveted British Boxing Board of Control Fighter of the Year award.

Also on the billing in Manchester, in a huge domestic battle, British super-middleweight champion Mark ‘Kid Dynamite’ Heffron will defend the prestigious Lonsdale Belt against Zak Chelli.

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Zak Chelli beats Anthony Sims by unanimous decision to clinch the WBA continental super middleweight title

Chelli delivered a stunning, career-best performance to defeat American prodigy Anthony Sims Jr back in February. Having recently been mandated for the British title, the Londoner will now be hoping to cause a mighty upset in the North West when he stands toe to toe with Oldham native Heffron – who is a Champs Camp stablemate of Jonas under the tutelage of two-time trainer of the year, Joe Gallagher.

Tickets are now on general sale on Boxxer.com for a night of elite championship boxing, with a host of huge fights still to be added.

Thousands of tickets have already been snapped up by eager fans in the pre-sale window, with a bumper, 18,000 capacity crowd expected to fill a sold-out AO Arena Manchester.

Source : https://www.skysports.com/boxing/news/12040/12868093/natasha-jonas-to-fight-manchester-on-june-17-as-part-of-blockbuster-card-live-on-sky-sports-box-office?rand=3094


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