Natasha Jonas Makes History as First African American Woman Boxing Manager

Natasha Jonas (14 – 2 – 1, 9 KO) makes history as she becomes the first African American woman to obtain a manager’s license from the British Boxing Board of Control. Historic feats have become commonplace for Jonas as she made history last year when she became the first woman to win the British Boxer of the Year award.

The current WBC, WBO, and IBF junior middleweight champion will begin guiding the career of Mikie Tallon, who makes his professional debut later this month.

“All my life I’ve always believed in myself and I’ve never allowed myself to give up. I’ve not consciously set out to be first to do anything. I just knew that I wanted to break down barriers and not be scared to do anything just because it hadn’t been done before,” said Jonas. “That being said, one thing I do like about being first is that it makes you part of history and nobody can take that away from you.”

Specific to her Tallon, Jonas shared the following about her newly signed fighter, who is scheduled to fight this coming weekend.

“I’ve got big hopes for him, he’s got a successful and established amateur career, so I will try and guide him through that and make him a champion. He has visions of what he wants to become and we have a vision of where we want him to be,” said.

Jonas last fought in November 2022 where she defeated Marie Eve-Dicaire to retain her WBC and WBO belts, while also winning Dicaire’s IBF belt.


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