Natasha Jonas Frustrated By Slow Start To 2023 Campaign, Still Aims For Huge Year

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Unified junior middleweight champion Natasha Jonas is looking to make a big splash in 2023.

Last year, Jonas moved up in weight by several divisions and captured three world titles at 154-pounds.

There was talk of Jonas potentially facing middleweight queen Claressa Shields, who was willing to drop down to 154 to make the fight, but the two sides were unable to agree on the money.

Jonas’ return was then delayed by a few months due to scheduling issues.

“The March card was full, April card was cancelled, got to May and they were like wait for the big card in June. Then obviously the injury to Liam (Smith) meant that it was delayed. And now we’re in July so it’s been a bit slow and a bit frustrating but it can’t be helped,” Jonas told ITV.

“All that time I’ve been in the gym preparing and now it’s come to a head and I will take my frustrations out on Saturday. I just want to get in the ring and get the ball rolling.”

This Saturday night in Manchester, Jonas will attempt to become a two-division world champion when she drops down in weight to face Canadian Kandi Wyatt for the vacant IBF welterweight title at the AO Arena

“Yeah it’s the fourth world title challenge on the spin. It’s been a slow start to the year which has been a bit frustrating but we’ve got it off with a bang. We were trying to capitalize on last year and how to make it bigger and better and this is just the start,” Jonas said.

“Once you’ve reached a goal it’s about pushing yourself further. Maybe the dream wasn’t big enough or your sights at that time wasn’t big enough. I’m still enjoying it, I’m learning something new every fight. o as long as that is still happening and I’m moving forward positively then I’ll keep going. I’m just going to ride it til the wheels fall off.”

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