Despite losing to Taylor twice in her amateur career, the Liverpool fighter believes she can disrupt the odds at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night.
Regardless of the result, the 36- Year olds get the biggest paycheck of their career.
But the money is secondary to the one-time opportunity Jonas has to secure four world belts and win an even more lucrative rematch against Taylor since her quarterfinal defeat at the 2016 Olympics hasn’t lost a fight.
“I have nothing to lose and if you’re fighting for the four belts on the biggest stage and can’t straighten up mentally, you’re probably in the wrong sport.
” I’ll be in Present the best version of me mentally and physically at night, and she has to be able to handle it. “
Jonas believes Delfine Persoon Taylor looks human hen let. Although she will pursue a completely different strategy than the Belgian fighter, she believes the two Taylor Persoon fights showed that Taylor is not invincible.
“I know I am not boxing the aura, the legacy , the legend, Katie Taylor, I just box one other person.
“Everyone has weaknesses, everyone is human, and I’ll try to use them and do my best.”
“Everyone mentions them Persoon fights, but styles make fights and I’m not a Persoon, but I think Persoon made them look human. “
Persoon caused problems for Taylor, especially when they first met at Madison Square Garden. Jonas couldn’t be more stylistically different when she boxed on the counter and tried to catch Taylor withdrawing.
Before her quarter-finals at the 2012 Olympics, Katie’s then coach, her father Pete, moved Eric Donovan into camp to see her on her fights against the South Paws. Lightweight Jonas u nd prepare the Russian Sofya Ochigava, who she defeated in the battle for the gold medal.
There was a defining moment in the Taylor-Jonas fight when the British fighter came out on top at the start of the second round. Pete Taylor yelled from the corner, “You have to be the first against them.” Taylor pressed on her turbo drive and dominated the rest of the competition. He forced Jonas to do two standing counts and score a 26:15 win.
Jonas was the victim of a questionable decision in their last fight when the judges drew their competition against world champion Terri Harper. This is yet another matchroom promotion and she knows she either has to stop Taylor – which is unlikely – or leave absolutely no doubt in the judges’ minds in order to get the verdict.
Although in the fight Jonah doesn’t do that Gets a nod, he believes it proved she can compete against the best. Her career was previously in jeopardy when she suffered a shock TKO defeat to a former Taylor opponent, Viviane Obenauf, in 2018.
“Last time I proved (against Terri Harper) that I am at world level . I know I have to be that and be better for Taylor. I wanted a challenge. I want to stay at that level. I want to compete at this level and, above all, win at this level, ”said Jonas.
The pair first crossed paths in 2007 when they played for their respective teams in the first women’s international between Ireland and England, which took place in Dungarvan Countries boxed. Jonas fought as a welterweight and lost to Sinead Kavanagh.
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In 2008 Jonas defeated future amateur world champion Kellie Harrington in a super easy competition, while Taylor and Jonas met for the first time in the semifinals of the Strandja tournament in Bulgaria in 2011.
Taylor won, although the tournament for the Bray Pugilist had an unfortunate ending when she suffered a shock loss to local favorite Denitsa Eliseyeva in the final.
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