Natasha Jonas talked up the opportunity of changing into a champion at more than one weights after she beat Patricia Berghult on issues in entrance of a house Liverpool crowd so as to add the WBC belt to her WBO name.
The 38-year-old outclassed the up to now unbeaten Swedish boxer to the satisfaction of the M&S Bank Arena crowd, with the judges scoring the competition 99-91, 100-90 and 100-90 in want of the British fighter.
Jonas (12-2-1) took keep watch over early on and regardless of going with reference to a knockout against the tip of the 10-round combat, she nonetheless did greater than sufficient to clinch a twelfth skilled win. After changing into unified champion of the super-welterweight department, she is now eyeing the WBA and IBF belts held via Hannah Ranking and Marie-Eve Dicaire respectively and may additionally drop backpedal to welterweight.
“There’s two other belts to get and always the opportunity to become a two-weight or possibly three-weight [champion] because it is no secret I won’t make super featherweight again,” Jones advised Sky Sports. “I thought I lost a couple of rounds if I am honest but I can never really judge.
“I can hear [trainer] Joe [Gallagher] in the corner giving me hell all the way through, ‘no, no, no, no’ and I think ‘oh god I am doing it wrong’ but we came out with it.”
The Toxteth-born boxer was fighting in Liverpool for the first time in three years. Jonas beat Chris Namus in February at Manchester Arena to claim the vacant WBO title but insisted success over Berghult topped that night. She added: “I honestly didn’t think it could get any better than Manchester and tonight blew me away.
“I am so humbled by all the support, the love and the family and friends who support me every time. I always try and carry Liverpool with the best of my ability and do all the scousers proud because we stick together, we love each other and we support one another.”
It was a memorable day for the Jonas family after younger sister Nikita Parris scored for England in a 2-0 win away to Austria which clinched their place at next summer’s World Cup. Jonas’ daughter Mela was also a spectator at home.
“Baby Mela, we’ve got another one. We’ve done it again,” Jonas beamed. Liverpool favorite Liam Smith also enjoyed success on the card but in bizarre fashion over Hassan Mwakinyo.
Light-middleweight champion Smith celebrated victory within the fourth around when Mwakinyo, who had perceived to harm his ankle previous within the contest, dropped to his knee and did so once more in fast succession which noticed referee Victor Loughlin wave off the combat.