Natasha Jonas open to facing Claressa Shields in USA after unification clash | Boxing News

Natasha Jonas suggests she would be keen to experience Claressa Shields in both the United kingdom or US in a likely clash of globe champions next year.

Jonas will attempt to include a 3rd tremendous-welterweight globe title to her assortment when she can take on IBF champion Marie-Eve Dicaire at the Manchester Arena on November 12, stay on Sky Athletics.

After turning out to be undisputed middleweight winner with a breathtaking victory about Savannah Marshall at the O2 Arena on Saturday, Shields mentioned that she would be open up to returning to 154lbs, in which she was formerly undisputed winner, to face Jonas.

“I would hardly ever say no,” Jonas instructed Sky Athletics. “I’m not worried to take on major worries, as you can see from my occupation so considerably.

“I would get her listed here or in the US, I assume she explained everyone now has to go to her turf, and I’m joyful to do that.”

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The bout will provide a immediate comparison involving Jonas and Shields, who comfortably out-pointed Dicaire in 2021, but was not able to cease the Canadian.

Jonas insists she won’t be looking to one-up Shields by stopping Dicaire, but admits profitable a third belt would only build larger excitement around the feasible 2023 contest.

“I by no means go out wanting for the knockout, so for every single struggle that I prepare myself for, I put together for 10 rounds. If the possibility arrives you’d be stupid not to acquire it, but I by no means search for it.

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Shields admitted she felt Marshall’s electrical power but proved her point and avenged that newbie defeat

“I assume folks will evaluate my effectiveness with Shields no matter of what I do, but I am not striving to review myself to any one if I’m straightforward. I am just trying to go out there and be the greatest I can be.

“I imagine [winning] it would established the phase, with Claressa acquiring earlier been undisputed at that excess weight as very well. She is undoubtedly prime two, it’s possible even best 1 pound-for-pound, so it can make for a excellent struggle.”

‘Dicaire is really dangerous’

Jonas’ clash with Dicaire in Manchester could conclusion a extraordinary yr for the 38-calendar year-old, which observed her last but not least come to be a entire world champion by stopping Chris Namus in February, prior to incorporating the WBC title by unanimously outpointing Patricia Berghult in Liverpool at the commencing of September.

Though victory could catapult Jonas into what would unquestionably be the biggest battle of her job from Shields, she is refusing to search earlier Canada’s Dicaire.

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Jonas turned a entire world champion at the third time of inquiring by stopping Chris Namus in two rounds

“She’s extremely harmful, she’s only been overwhelmed by Claressa, and we observed how very good she was from Marshall, so it is no shame getting overwhelmed by Shields,” Jonas added.

“I’ve been privileged plenty of that Berghault and Namus came in less than 150lbs, but I think Dicaire is probably heading to occur into the ring 160-furthermore, so I know she’s likely to be huge and strong, she’s received superior footwork and she’s sharp.

“I imagine after you’ve got strike a aim, the organic athlete and competitor in you will just would like to examination the boundaries and make it more substantial and more difficult. That’s what I maintain accomplishing and Ben retains supplying me with the opportunities to do that. I will under no circumstances turn a excellent fight down.”

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