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Connor O'Neill

'As Liverpool fans' - Natasha Jonas sets out aim of bringing a big night of boxing to Anfield

Natasha Jonas hopes BOXXER chief Ben Shalom can pull something 'massive' out of the bag and deliver her a dream night at Anfield.

2022 was truly the year of women’s boxing with Katie Taylor, Chantelle Cameron and Claressa Shields all shining on the biggest of stages, but it was Jonas who shone brightest.

The 38-year-old claimed three world titles in 10 months last year to unify the super-welterweight division. Now, she has her sights set on a mega night of boxing at Anfield.

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And Jonas believes that if she joins forces with other Liverpool supporters, like Liam Smith, Adam Azim and Paddy Lacey, together they can bring a big night of summer boxing to L4.

"I think between me, Liam, Adam Azim, as Liverpool fans, we all look for that big dream - one at your club,” she said. "Adam Azim, he's stepping up, they want him to move fast, he's another huge Liverpool supporter. I'm a Liverpool supporter.

“You've got the likes of Paddy Lacey, who sold over 500 tickets last time at the Echo, another fan, another local Liverpool lad.

"All of us on the card, there's a big night for boxing. Hopefully Ben [Shalom, their promoter] can pull something massive out for everybody and we can all enjoy a stadium fight and a big fight as well.

"If I couldn't headline at Anfield, I don't care, I just want to be on it. Headlining shows doesn't mean everything to me, if I'm honest. I'd rather be involved in the big fights."

Shields looked spectacular when beating Savannah Marshall in October to become the undisputed middleweight champion, but despite her impressive display, Jonas would love a crack at her in the coming months.

"It's the easiest offer to make. It's an offer that can be done. That's probably the easiest one to make," she told Sky Sports. "I've got nothing to lose.

"She has been there before. I've gone up in weight and down in weight and going down to your lowest is always a struggle but I think with someone who's experienced as Claressa, as confident as Claressa I don't think that'll be an issue.

"I'd love to be as active as I have been. I just want to be active and competing against the best and [in 2022] I did that. I'd love for it to be three title fights again and have six title fights on the spin and why not?"


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