Natasha Jonas Flattens Chris Namus To Clinch First WBO Title
Natasha Jonas who turned the bout in her favor within minutes.
She crushed her opponent, Chris Namus in the second round to lift the vacant WBO junior middleweight title.
Jonas entered the ring as the fourth-ranked lightweight boxer but ended up being in the top spot.
Though the former Olympian had a fight scheduled with the experienced fighter, Ewa Piątkowska, but matchmakers had other plans for her, fixing her fight with the IBF 154-pound titleholder.
The prior match-up was canceled as Piatkowska contracted COVID-19.
Jonas, 37, looked quick right from the start and scored largely with her fierce southpaw jab. Before the end of the first round, Namus got shaken by a heavy blow. The knockdown was so hard that the outcome of the fight was quite evident from then.
The Uruguayan boxer’s legs were hurting, and she became so numb that she could not recover in a one-minute long break.
Though Namus tried to show some aggression, Jonas was too quick to counter every move of her.
Soon after bearing a series of lefts and rights, Namus went down again. This was the end of the fight as the Referee Howard Foster halted the fight.