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'A window of opportunity' - Joe Gallagher drops huge Natasha Jonas vs Claressa Shields hint

Joe Gallagher has revealed there is a 'window of opportunity' for a fight between Natasha Jonas and Claressa Shields to be made in April.

Jonas revealed at the turn of the year that she would love a crack at the American in the coming months after enjoying a 2022 to remember.

The 38-year-old claimed three world titles in 10 months to finish the year as the unified super-welterweight world champion, while Shields looked spectacular when beating Savannah Marshall in October to become the undisputed middleweight champion.

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"That's a fight that Natasha wants. Just got off the phone speaking to Mark Taffet [who represents Shields] before,” Gallagher told Sky Sports. “It's a fight Claressa wants. It's a fight that we both want.

“So hopefully this week I'm going to sit down and speak to Sky, speak to BOXXER, Ben Shalom [Jonas' promoter] and let's try and get that fight made.”

"There's a window of an opportunity for the fight to be made for the middle of April before Claressa has to go off and be involved in MMA.

"It's an exciting fight and I'm sure after the performance of Claressa last time in London, Claressa's got a huge profile, two million people tuned into that.

“The story of Natasha Jonas, what an unbelievable '22. Could she pull off the win that not many people are expecting her to do?

"You cannot write Natasha Jonas off. Claressa Shields coming back fighting for her old titles. You've got it all there and I think it is one of the fights in women's boxing to be made in world boxing now."


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