12 August 2020

Jonas would look at Taylor fight if Harper rematch doesn’t happen, says trainer

Natasha Jonas would fight Katie Taylor if the Terri Harper rematch does not happen, says trainer Joe Gallagher.

The 36-year-old Liverpudlian fought to a thrilling draw against WBC super-featherweight champion Harper at Matchroom’s headquarters in Essex last weekend.

Promoter Eddie Hearn has said he wants to do the rematch between Jonas and Harper (Twitter: @MatchroomBoxing)

And while a rematch remains the priority for Jonas, trainer Joe Gallagher has also discussed the possibility of facing Irish star Taylor, who she lost to at the 2012 Olympics.

“Everyone knows the 2012 Olympics, you've seen lots of people saying it was one of the best atmospheres they've ever been to," he told Sky Sports.

"If Natasha was offered the opportunity to fight Katie Taylor and with that a career-best pay day, then I'm sure Natasha Jonas would look at that option.

"She is pushing for a rematch with Terri Harper, but we are aware Terri Harper has a mandatory put on her.

"Last time it was talked about, the two of them possibly fighting, Tasha went and lost to Obenauf. Katie has a tough fight in Delfine Persoon coming up and we'll just have to wait and see what happens.

"Katie Taylor, there's talk of Serrano and everything else. Until an offer is put on the table, and if it was, we'd seriously consider it, and so would Natasha.

"I'm sure Natasha would love to lock horns with her again. Everyone knows Natasha won that fight the other night, belt or no belt. She's like the people's world champion now. It's another good option."

Taylor will fight Delfine Persoon in a rematch of their June 2019 clash which the Olympic gold medallist controversially won.

It will feature as the main undercard fight of Eddie Hearn’s pay-per-view show headlined by heavyweights Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin.

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