Natasha Jonas vs Patricia Berghult: Winner Unifies WBC & WBO Titles
In her final match, Liverpool native Natasha Jonas (11-2-1, 8 KO’s) secured the vacant WBO tremendous welterweight strap by stopping Chris Namus. Now, her first title protection may even stand as a unification. This is because of Jonas signing up for a September 3 showdown with WBC champion Patricia Berghult (15-0, 3 KO’s). The numerous bout will happen underneath the recent lights of the Echo Area positioned in Jonas’s personal Liverpool yard.
Jonas has already proved her mettle by changing into an 2012 Olympian, and giving pretty much as good as she acquired when splitting a shedding effort to undisputed light-weight champion Katie Taylor and a draw with Terri Harper. Though, there are lots of who nonetheless brazenly query the draw to Harper and promoter Eddie Hearn has expressed curiosity on staging a rematch. Regardless of the earlier hurdles, now armed along with her WBO title, Jonas has each intention of letting her star shine two belts brighter!
Berghult will probably be no push-over nonetheless. Much like Jonas, the WBC champion picked up the strap, when vacant, by besting Olivia Belkace late in 2021. Two years earlier to the day on November 27, 2019, Berghult defeated confirmed fighter and present WBA champion Hannah Rankin.
Initially, the WBC champion was set to face former undisputed welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus on August 13. The bout marked Braekhus’ comeback after shedding a second time to present undisputed welterweight champ Jessica McCaskill and her first bout inside the 154lbs restrict. Nevertheless, the match-up has since been known as off.
Now, Berghult’s swiftly approaching dust-up towards Jonas may even be her first title protection. Let’s see what fireworks these two fighters can ignite!
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By: Bakari Simpson