Natasha Jonas unified the super-welterweight division with a convincing win over WBC champion Patricia Berghult on Saturday night time on the M&S Financial institution Enviornment in Liverpool.
After 10 rounds of back-and-forth motion, the WBO queen picked up a lopsided unanimous choice win courtesy of the ringside judges who scored the combat 99-91, 100-90, and 100-90 in her favour.
The proud scouser repeatedly stated ‘there’s no place like dwelling’ forward of her unification bout in Liverpool and after listening to the pop she acquired from her fellow scousers, it’s clear to see why she seems like that.
Jonas and Berghult wasted no time getting after it of their unification combat and the primary three rounds have been hotly contested and filled with motion.
The 2 girls continued to go toe-to-toe by the center rounds, with Jonas usually touchdown the more durable pictures however she was unable to observe them up and probably shut the present.
Jonas took over in spherical eight and seemed to be on the verge of taking out Berghult, who survived the spherical and finally ended up toughing out the ultimate two frames.
Berghult received all 15 of her earlier skilled bouts, together with a factors victory over Britain’s WBA super-welterweight champion Hannah Rankin, who’ll combat Terri Harper later this month.
Jonas claimed a world title on the third time of asking with a convincing second-round knockout of super-welterweight champion Chris Namus earlier this yr on the undercard of Kell Brook vs Amir Khan.
The mom of 1 has endured a rollercoaster skilled profession that seemed to be over in 2019, in simply her seventh skilled combat, when she suffered a shock stoppage defeat by Viviane Obenauf.
Since then, Jonas has rebuilt her profession with some good wins, however then twice fell brief in world title fights. The primary was a controversial draw in opposition to Doncaster’s Terri Harper for the WBC super-featherweight belt in August 2020.
Nearly a yr later, the primary feminine boxer to compete for Nice Britain and the primary lady to compete within the sport for Staff GB on the Olympic Video games was outpointed by undisputed light-weight champion Katie Taylor in Could 2021.
Now, she holds the WBO and WBC super-welterweight titles.