Liverpool’s Natasha Jonas is the latest to turn pro in what appears to be a new time for female pro boxing around the world.
Natasha Jonas turned professional this week with manager Steve Goodwin and new professional trainer Joe Gallagher.
Jonas comes from a strong amateur boxing background having competed for GB in the 2012 Olympics and also won bronze at the 2012 World Amateur Championships.
After a brief period away from boxing all together after the birth of her child Jonas has now returned and decided to turn professional this week.
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In recent months other notable female amateur boxers have also turned pro such as Katie Taylor, Claressa Shields and Nicola Adams.
There is a continued positive feeling around female pro boxing that it will grow over the coming years with the news of some of these stars in particular turning pro.
Traditionally, female pro boxing used to be a hard sell over the years but perhaps boxing might be able to find it’s own version of former UFC star Ronda Rousey in the coming years.
Rousey proved to be a massive international star in mixed martial arts and no doubt boxing promoters and managers alike are hoping to achieve something similar for their new pro fighters.
For those not familiar with Natasha Jonas, this short documentary is worth a watch via Trans World YouTube: