Boxing fans were treated to some fun action in the second week of Matchroom’s Fight Camp. British rivals 🇬🇧Terri Harper and 🇬🇧Natasha Jonas battled it out over ten rounds Friday, and in the end the cards reflected what most saw
, a fight that could have gone any of three ways. With scores of 96-94 for Harper, 96-95 for Jonas and 95-95 even, Harper retained her WBC and IBO Super-Featherweight belts by split decision draw.
Jonas (10-1-1, 7KO) proved to be just as game as she promised she would be leading up to the matchup, landing quality power shots to offset the flurries being sent her way from Harper (10-0-1, 5KO).
The fighters embraced both after the final bell and after the scores were read, but as is always the case in a draw, both felt they had done enough to get the nod. Harper was happy to leave with her titles but she confessed that she wasn’t pleased with her showing and will learn a lot from the experience. As for Jonas, a moral victory as a heavy underdog wasn’t what she was looking for, but it counts for a lot in fans eyes as there’s no denying the toughness she showed and it will create more opportunities for her career.
With so much praise being given to both fighters it only makes sense to see this one again, and that much is clear to Matchroom head man Eddie Hearn.
“We have to see that fight again. You have to give Natasha Jonas the opportunity. It looks like Brodnicka will face Mayer next anyway. It was so close, backwards and forwards, a sensational fight.”