Katie Taylor V Natasha Jonas, Betting Odds & Tips
World champion Katie Taylor will but her unbeaten record on the line this weekend against Liverpools Natasha Jonas.
The bout marks the rematch of their olympic clash in which Taylor was triumphant.
Also on the card will be heavyweight fight between Derek Chisora and Joseph Parker.
Jonas originally quit the sport in 2015 to start a family, but she returned to the ring in 2017 and has won nine of her 11 professional fights.
Taylor, 34, comes into the bout following a convincing victory over Miriam Gutiérrez at the SSE Arena in London last November. The Bray boxer now has a professional record of 17 wins in 17 fights, 11 via knockout.
Jonas, meanwhile, has a record of nine wins and one defeat from 11 professional bouts. In her last outing, the Liverpool native, 36, recorded a draw against Terri Harper.
Natasha Jonas: “I think certain boxers have auras around them, like Canelo, like Taylor, like Lomachenko. You think, ‘They’re unbeatable, they’re indestructible.’ Then someone comes along and beats them, and just shows that they are human. I think Persoon has shown that in Katie, that she is just human, and when I step into the ring with her on May 1, I’m not stepping into the ring with the aura and what everybody else believes. I’m stepping in against another human. (I have) Nothing to lose and everything to gain. There’s no pressure on me whatsoever and I’ll be putting my best foot forward. I just hope she is too. I love proving people wrong, and I love proving other people right. Me and [trainer] Joe (Gallagher) were saying before the Harper fight, there’s nothing that she does that’s better than me, and nobody believed it. Nobody believed that I could win, nobody. I was saying, ‘Okay, we’ll see.’ That’s exactly the same for this fight. Okay, you don’t believe it. I don’t need you to see it. I don’t need you to believe it, but I’m telling you, ‘You’ll see.'”
Our Betting Prediction
We see Katie Taylor winning this one by a wide margin on the scorecards if not a late stoppage. There certainty looks some value in betting Katie Taylor to win on points at odds of 4/7.
PREDICTION & TIPS
Katie Taylor to win on points (4/7)
Fight to go the distance - YES (1/3)
Anthony Joshua to win round 1 @ 10/1