Natasha Jonas vs Marie Eve Dicaire
Natasha Jonas will look to win her third world title in as many fights this weekend, as the super-welterweight goes up against Marie Eve Dicaire in a main-event clash.
Following failed world-title bids at super-featherweight and lightweight in the past three years, Jonas claimed the vacant WBO super-welterweight belt in February by stopping Chris Namus.
In September, the Briton beat Patricia Berghult via decision to add the WBC title, and now Jonas, 38, challenges Canadian and fellow Southpaw Dicaire for the IBF gold.
On the undercard, former world champions Ricky Hatton and Marco Antonio Barrera meet in an exhibition bout, in the Briton’s first fight since retiring 10 years ago.
Here’s all you need to know.
When is it?
Jonas vs Dicaire will take place on Saturday 12 November at the AO Arena in Manchester.
The card is scheduled to begin at 7pm GMT, with ring walks for the main event set for 10pm GMT.
What has been said?
Marie-Eve Dicaire: “I think it’s every boxer’s dream to go to a big stadium. I hope Ben [Shalom, her promoter] can do Anfield and bring the home fans on a big fight night and perform. That’s all you want to do. You want to perform. You want to win titles and you want to show your best,” admitted Jonas.
But she said: “I can’t even afford to dream and look beyond Saturday because if Saturday doesn’t go well then none of these fights happen. I’m just fully focused on the fight before me.”
Natasha Jonas: “Of course I think she is [bigger] but we did our best to work on every best version of her. If she wants to go on the back foot and counter, want to come forward and attack and use her size advantage, we’ve done everything we can in camp to fight that,” Jonas said. sky sports.
“We hope there will be the best version of her. Because there will be the best version of me.
“May the best woman win? I don’t like predictions; I’ve never been a person for that but I trained and put my body through hell to have 10 tough rounds so that’s what to what I am prepared.”
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