Manchester Arena, Manchester - For the vacant WBO junior middleweight title, Natasha Jonas (11-2-1, 8 KOs) moved up by several weight divisions to crush former champion Chris Namus (25-7, 8 KOs) in two rounds. (photos by Lawrence Lustig)
After coming out jabbing well and boxing, Jonas landed a big hook in the closing seconds to drop Namus hard. Namus got up on very unsteady legs. She was hurt, but the round ran out before Jonas could go for the finish.
Jonas came out swinging in the second round and dropped Namus for a second time. Namus' corner was getting ready to throw in the towel as the referee waved off the fight.