In 2012, history was made when Natasha Jonas became the first British female boxer to qualify for the Olympics. Her journey began with her performance in the World Championships, reaching the semi-finals.
Her accolades didn’t stop there; in 2022, she added another feather to her cap, becoming the first woman to claim the prestigious British Boxer of the Year award.
As a two-weight world champion, Natasha Jonas has consistently defied expectations in the boxing world. Yet, her latest venture takes her beyond the ring.
She has embraced the manager role, extending her support to the young and promising boxer Mikie Tallon, who is set to make his professional debut in Manchester against Sean Jackson on an exciting Saturday.
Natasha’s journey has been characterized by unwavering self-belief and an unyielding spirit. She reflected on her experiences, saying, “All my life, I’ve always believed in myself, and I’ve never allowed myself to give up.”
Her determination to break down barriers and fearlessly venture into uncharted territories is a testament to her character.
“I’ve not consciously set out to be the first to do anything,” she added, “I just knew that I wanted to break down barriers and not be scared to do anything just because it hadn’t been done before.
That being said, one thing I do like about being first is that it makes you part of history, and nobody can take that away from you.”
Natasha Jonas is excited about this new chapter in her career. Managing Mikie Tallon is an opportunity she couldn’t resist, given her personal connection with him and her desire to guide a young talent on the path to success.
She shared her motivation, saying, “I’ve known Mikie from Liverpool and watched him go through the ranks. The thought of being able to guide someone to miss potholes that I fell into is something I couldn’t pass.”
However, Natasha isn’t stepping away from her own boxing career. She plans to continue fighting while managing Tallon, juggling both responsibilities with grace and determination.
Her goal remains to inspire the younger generation, echoing the Olympic ideals of “Inspire a Generation.” “I want to conduct myself in a way that inspires and represents my city, females, mothers, and my sport positively,” Natasha emphasized.
She holds high hopes for Mikie Tallon, acknowledging his impressive amateur career and sharing her aspirations for his future success. “He has visions of what he wants to become, and we have a vision of where we want him to be,” she said.
This new role as a manager is an unexpected but welcomed addition to Natasha Jonas’s journey. It’s a significant responsibility that she is fully prepared to embrace, believing it’s an avenue she can thrive in.
She expressed her commitment to the people she manages, saying, “When opportunities arise, you just have to take them. It’s a big responsibility, but it’s something I enjoy and see myself doing in the future and doing the best for the people that I manage.”
Natasha Jonas continues to break barriers and pave the way for future generations in the world of boxing.