MTK Global Signs Olympic Heroine Natasha Jonas
MTK Global is pleased to announce the signing of Natasha Jonas – Great Britain’s first ever Olympic female boxer.
The Liverpudlian (6-1-KO5) also won a world amateur bronze medal and is determined to emulate that success as a professional having turned over a year ago.
Jonas was recently defeated by Viviane Obenauf in defence of a WBA world ranking title but insists the experience will prove valuable in the long run as she renews her hunt for top honours.
Jonas said: “Joining MTK Global is a good opportunity for me. I like the way they’re a really global company.
“Nobody likes to lose and I’m not going to say the Obenauf fight didn’t hurt but I believe some of your best achievements come after your biggest losses.
“I’ve already proven I’m capable of overcoming setbacks and returning better than ever. It happened to me throughout the amateurs. I was told I wasn’t making the Olympic squad and then I won the Test event and got in.
“The defeat to Obenauf was just one of those things. Anything can happen in boxing and she caught me. The way I lost has given me even more motivation to put it right because I’ve never lost like that before.
“Women’s boxing has grown up so much and if my career can inspire girls to take up the sport, that’s great.”
MTK Global Scout Tom Stalker said: “Tasha Jonas is an icon of female boxing and we’re over the moon she’s chosen MTK Global to manage her career.
“Tasha has dealt with the defeat to Obenauf in the right way and will come back stronger and better than ever. We have no doubt she is a future world champion and look forward to the journey to that moment.”
Source: MTK Global Press Release