Natasha Jonas Wiki – Natasha Jonas Biography
Natasha Jonas is a British professional boxer who challenged for the WBC and IBO female super-featherweight titles in August 2020. As an amateur, she won a bronze medal in the lightweight division at the 2012 AIBA World Championships bronze in the light welterweight division at the 2011 European Championships, and silver in the light welterweight division at the 2014 European Championships.
Jonas took up boxing in 2005 and by 2010 she had won five ABA Championships in the 64 kg Division for Liverpool club Rotunda ABC. In November 2009 she became the first female boxer to compete for GB Boxing. She also claimed gold in 2009 in the 64 kg division at the 2009 Women’s European Union Amateur Boxing Championships in Pazardzhik, Bulgaria, after she overcame Csilla Csejtei of Hungary in the final. She won another gold medal in the inaugural GB Amateur Boxing Championships in 2010, when she pipped rival Amanda Coulson by one point in an exciting bout in front of her home fans at Liverpool’s Echo Arena.
She made history in Qinhuangdao, China in May 2012, when she reached the semi-finals of the 2012 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships to become the first-ever female British boxer to qualify for an Olympic Games, she then went on to take the bronze medal and a place in the 2012 London Olympics back to Liverpool with her. Jonas became the first-ever British female boxer to compete at an Olympic Games. She faced Quanitta Underwood of the United States in the round of 16, Jonas emphatically beat Underwood, 21:13 winning three of the four rounds boxed. Her wins set up a quarter-final bout with four-time World Champion, and Ireland’s flag-bearer at the Opening Ceremony, Katie Taylor. She lost to Taylor 26:15. Initially intending to be a footballer, Jonas spent eighteen months at St. Peter’s College in the United States on a football scholarship, before returning to the United Kingdom and studying media studies at Edge Hill University, Lancashire. She was employed for five years by Liverpool City Council and was a mentor for the Youth Sport Trust for four years, helping to promote sport and healthy lifestyles to school-age children. In July 2012, she appeared alongside Tom Stalker and James Dickens in Channel 4 documentary, Knockout Scousers, which followed her to the Czech Republic and China on her pursuit for Olympic qualification, a production which she also narrated.
Natasha Jonas Age
She was born on June 18, 1984 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Natasha Jonas Daughter
She has one child, a daughter named Mela .
Natasha Jonas Family
Jonas is an older sister of footballer Nikita Parris.
Natasha Jonas Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.72 m) tall.
Natasha Jonas Nationality
She is of British nationality.
Natasha Jonas Instagram
Natasha Jonas’s Instagram account is @tashatf12.