Natasha Jonas Has Home Debut Foe Confirmed

By Elliot Foster

NATASHA JONAS has had her second opponent in the pro ranks confirmed.

The 33-year-old will fight for the first time in her home city this weekend, exclusively live on Sky Sports.

Jonas is set for action at the ECHO Arena, as part of a card promoted by Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing.


And it was revealed on Tuesday that ‘Miss GB’ will come up against Bojana Libiszewska in Liverpool.

The news came out on TV when Jonas appeared on the Sportswomen programme on Sky Sports News.

“I don’t know very much about her. I’ve seen footage of her on YouTube, but we’re going in with a game plan in the hope that she will have to adapt to us and it won’t end up us adapting to her,” she said.

Jonas, who signed with Hearn and Matchroom ahead of making her debut back in June, is excited after reflecting on her first outing in the paid code.

“Newcastle was brilliant,” she continued. “But there’s nothing like being at home. Scousers love boxing and get behind own. This is going to be a brilliant card with lots of great fights on.

“Nothing is ever a formality and I still have to train really hard. Since I turned professional, I have started to get lots from training and spars. I knew the whole world was watching because it was my first one in Newcastle and I feel like I made the statement I planned.

“Now it’s about doing it in front of my home crowd and getting another win before being out again and being as active as I can as I play catch-up towards a fight with [former amateur rival] Katie Taylor because it’s a question that won’t go away.”

Libiszewska boxed in the UK recently when she came up against Chantelle Cameron.

The Northampton-born 26-year-old (2-0, 1 KO) stopped the Poiish native, 28, inside four of six scheduled rounds in Glasgow back in July.

Jonas fights Libiszewska on the ‘Battle On The Mersey’ bill, topped by her gym-mate Paul Butler in an official eliminator for the WBA ‘regular’ bantamweight world title against former foe Stuart Hall, and will be joined by Craig Glover as well as Commonwealth Games gold medal-winning duo Anthony Fowler and Scott Fitzgerald.

Rocky Fielding and David Brophy meet for the British and Commonwealth super-middleweight belts at super-middleweight, while Tom Farrell defends his WBA International super-lightweight crown against controversial Hackney man Ohara Davies.

Sean Dodd defends his WBC International and Commonwealth lightweight titles in a mouthwatering all-Merseyside showdown against Thomas Stalker and Dereck Chisora also features ahead of his November challenge for the European title.

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