The undisputed middleweight champion, Claressa Shields, has expressed interest in facing off against Natasha Jonas in the UK in 2023.
Neither fighter has kept their desire to face each other a secret. Shields is currently experiencing a boost in popularity following her victory over Savannah Marshall at The O2 in October 2022.
Shields remained composed and delivered a skillful performance to win the bout. Meanwhile, Jonas is at the peak of her career as the unified super-welterweight champion.
And according to Dmitry Salita, who is Shields’ promoter, Shields is currently waiting for a response from Jonas regarding an offer made to her.
“We love the fight. The ball is in Natasha’s court I know she talked about wanting to fight Claressa but has not stepped up to the plate to accept it after receiving an offer. Yes we love the UK boxing culture, it’s fans and media. To come to UK for boxing is always a holiday.”
And by the looks of it, the fans are keen to see this happen.
Social Media Reaction
Sounds good to me 🙋♂️
— Steve Spevack (@SteveSpevack) March 8, 2023
— M Hughes (@mrlhughes) March 8, 2023
It'd be an amazing matchup! 💥Can't wait to see what happens when these two boxing powerhouses finally step in the ring together! 🥊
— Helltaker (@helltaker_hnt) March 8, 2023