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Who won Taylor vs Jonas?
Katie Taylor beat Natasha Jonas by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 1st May 2021 at Manchester Arena in Manchester.
The scorecards were announced as 96-95, 96-94, 96-95 in favor of winner Katie Taylor.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Dereck Chisora losing to Joseph Parker. Also, on the undercard Dmitry Bivol beat Craig Richards for the WBA Super World Light Heavyweight belt, Chris Eubank Jr defeated Marcus Morrison and James Tennyson was defeated by Jovanni Straffon.
Taylor vs Jonas stats
Katie Taylor stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 17 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Natasha Jonas made his way to the ring with a record of 9 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 7 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Jonas had a massive power advantage over Taylor, boosting at 78% knock out percentage over Taylor's 35%.
Katie Taylor was the older man by 35 years, at 35 years old.
Jonas had a height advantage of 3 inches over Taylor.
Katie Taylor fought out of the orthodox stance, while Natasha Jonas was a southpaw.
Taylor was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2016, 6 months earlier than Jonas, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 95 more professional rounds, 154 to Jonas' 59.
Taylor vs Jonas form
Taylor remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Miriam Gutierrez on 14th November 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest in the United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Delfine Persoon on 22nd August 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex.
Going into that contest, he had won against Christina Linardatou on 2nd November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Manchester Arena, Lancashire.
Before that, he had beat Delfine Persoon on 1st June 2019 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
He had defeated Rose Volante on 15th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Liacouras Center, Pennsylvania.
Taylor's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
Jonas' last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 8 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.5 rounds on average.
What time did Taylor vs Jonas start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Taylor vs Jonas?
Katie Taylor was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Natasha Jonas made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.