Natasha Jonas against Marie-Eve Dicaire to unify three world titles | Ricky Hatton-Marco Antonio Barrera farewell party | Boxing News

Natasha Jonas will be aiming to win a third world title of the year when she takes on IBF champion Marie-Eve Dicaire at Manchester Arena on November 12, live on Sky Sports.

Jonas will headline bill BOXXER, while Sky viewers will also be able to watch an exhibition of Ricky Hatton’s farewell to Marco Antonio Barrera at a separate event promoted by Europa Combat that same evening.

In February, Jonas jumped three weight classes to beat Chris Namus and win the WBO super welterweight title in spectacular style. Earlier this month in a stunning display in her hometown of Liverpool, she unanimously beat Patricia Berghult to add the WBC title to her collection.

Natasha Jonas to perform with Frazer Clarke (left) and Bradley Rea (right)

Now he is looking to win a third major championship before the end of the year against Dicaire.

The Canadian has only lost once in his professional career, when he fought Claressa Shields for the undisputed super welterweight championship.

Dicaire bounced back from that to stop Cynthia Lozano and win back the IBF belt she had previously held for three years.

“Once I can establish myself at this level, I just want to stay there and keep performing and keep getting titles,” Jonas said. Sky Sports News.

“I think any fight at this level will be difficult. Everyone who gets the title of world champion is of that level, they are elite fighters. The Berghult I just boxed was undefeated.

“I know what I’m up against, I know it’s a tough test, I know it’s a big challenge but I’m ready for the challenge. I think I’ve proved it throughout my career.”

“It’s going to be a big night of boxing in Manchester,” said BOXXER promoter Ben Shalom. “I think this is Tasha’s toughest test to date and it promises to be a spectacular women’s fight, just weeks after the all women’s icon card in London, on 15 October.”

“Remember, remember November 12, because this Fighting Night will bring more fireworks just a week after Bonfire Night,” said Adam Smith, Sky Sports Head of Boxing Development.

“This is truly a great card, taking place in the iconic big fighting city of Manchester, and it will be a night that promises to be a historic event with Tasha fighting for the world title, just weeks after our iconic night of women’s boxing at The O2 in London.”

Natasha Jonas and Patricia Berghult at Liverpool
Natasha Jonas and Patricia Berghult at Liverpool

Ricky Hatton will enter the ring one last time to say goodbye to his loyal Manchester fans in an arena that was home to so many spectacular nights in his career that made him a British boxing legend.

Manchester Arena is the site of his most famous victory, his dramatic victory over Kostya Tszyu in 2005.

Hatton returns for this farewell event in a separate show that will see him take part in an exhibition alongside Marco Antonio Barrera, the Mexican icon best known for his historic trilogy with Erik Morales and many more during his illustrious career.

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Take a look back at Ricky Hatton’s rollercoaster career as he prepares to return to the ring on November 12 in a live exhibition on Sky Sports

Tickets purchased for the BOXXER bill in Manchester will also allow access to the Hatton-Barrera exhibition.

Fight night will include an exciting British super-light title fight between Dalton Smith and Kaisee Benjamin.

Former GB Boxing sensation Smith scored an impressive sixth-round win when he made the headlines in Sheffield last month – his third successive long-distance win – to reclaim the vacant title and take his professional win tally in stoppage time to 10.

Benjamin, from Birmingham, has 16 wins from 18 professional appearances and is unbeaten in his last 13 fights. In June, he celebrated a unanimous decision victory over Serge Ambomo at the Coventry Skydome to retain his status as Smith’s mandatory opponent.

BOXXER secured the rights to promote the mandated British championship fight between the two when it won the tender earlier this month.

“Dalton Smith will be hoping to win the British superlightweight title head-on in a very, very tough challenge against Kaisee Benjamin. It’s a big fight and will have huge consequences for the winner,” said Shalom.

“Dalton is one of the best young fighters in the country. We saw recently in Sheffield how his popularity continues to grow. Kaisee is also a brilliant talent and he will be hungry for big surprises.”

Frazer Clarke is getting a step forward in his fourth professional bout against formidable craftsman Kamil Sokolowski, who is no stranger to surprises and will try to test the Olympic bronze medalist.

Clarke has won all three of his professional bouts so far by three devastating knockouts – and the Tokyo GB Olympic captain will be hungry to add another stop to his growing spotlight reel in front of a packed crowd at the AO Arena – just a stone’s throw from his beloved soccer club home. , Manchester United.

Frazer Clarke
Frazer Clarke to face Kamil Sokołowski

“Frazer Clarke is going straight to the top of this very exciting heavyweight division. He has a huge personality and talent and commitment to keep going. This fight against Kamil Sokolowski will offer an even tougher test of the experienced competition that fans will be waiting for. see,” said Shalom.

Middleweight Manchester Bradley Rea will be boxing in his hometown when he takes on Tyler Denny.

Shalom said: “Bradley Rea against Tyler Denny was a great fight. I saw Tyler in one of the fights this year when he won the British title against River Wilson-Bent. It will be a big test for Brad early in his career. It’s interesting and it could be a fight tonight. Brad has the opportunity to make a real statement in front of the home crowd on the big stage.”

Adam Smith added, “we will have a real spectacle in store with Kaisee Benjamin challenging Dalton Smith for the England title. Both are hot prospects, who have a big future ahead of them. This fight has all the flair of a domestic classic.

“Plus, after the controversy of his recent Liverpool appearance, I’m delighted to see Frazer Clarke step up against Kamil Sokolowski. A big man for boxing’s big night, live on Sky Sports – including Ricky ‘The legendary Hitman.’ Hatton versus Mexican great Marco Antonio Barrera, which took place in a separate show that Europa Combat couldn’t miss on the same night, after the BOXXER card.”

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