Jamal Niaz Tasha Jonas
Natasha Jonas will be representing #TeamMorson this weekend as she aims to defend her newly won WBA International Super-Featherweight title.
Stepping across the ring from the former Olympian will be Viviane Obenauf, who holds a record of twelve wins and four losses. The fight will be taking place on Matchroom Boxing’s NXTGEN show on Sky Sports which aims to showcase the brightest prospects in the country.
Morson sponsored Jonas will be looking to continue her impressive start to 2018 as she secured a win over Karina Kopinska in February before impressively stopping Taoussy L’Hadji in April to win her first professional title in her hometown of Liverpool. With a win on Saturday, the level of competition will increase as well as the level of occasion and with Matchroom having already staged a card at the Principality Stadium and another scheduled for Wembley in September, these are the types of shows Natasha could soon find herself on.
When speaking to Morson about her future aspirations, Tasha stated:
‘The belts we’ve targeted are the green ones, the WBC. They’re the most prestigious. Don’t get me wrong, this one (The WBA) is a beautiful belt but we have to progress and we want them all if I’m being deadly honest’
Jonas also highlighted how amazing it has been being a role model for young girls in the country:
‘We get girls coming to the gym asking to take pictures. It’s a lovely feeling, it’s not something I ever thought I would be but it’s an honour and a pleasure to be an idol.’
Tasha will be hoping for many more epic nights to come and with her eyes on lightweight champion Katie Taylor, she could very well be a part of the biggest women’s fight in UK boxing history in the future. Before that potential dream match, the Liverpool born boxer has to focus on the task at hand and even though she is the clear favourite against Obenauf, nobody can be underestimated at this level.
Everybody at Morson wishes Tasha luck this Saturday and will be showing their full support!