Natasha Jonas or Marie-Eve Dicaire: Who Advances Closer to Undisputed?
On November 12 in Manchester Arena, the junior middleweight division will see unified champion “Miss GB” Natasha Jonas (12-2-1, 8KOs) and two-time IBF champion Marie-Eve Dicaire (18-1, 1KO) in the same ring. The victor of their bout will be one step closer to undisputed. Fans can watch all the action on Sky Sports at 2PM ET.
SOUTHPAW VS SOUTHPAW: THE TALE OF TWO CHAMPIONS
Dicaire’s entire career was spent fighting in her home country of Canada. On March 5, 2021, she traveled outside her country for the first time, and lost the undisputed battle against two-divisional undisputed champion Claressa Shields.
When Shields vacated the title, the Canadian regained the title by stopping Cynthia Lozano in 2021. Dicaire is a good boxer that likes to use the ring and her footwork to provide angles. The two-time champion is very good at throwing quick combinations and moving out of the way to avoid return fire.
Jonas moved up and down in different weight divisions before finding success at junior middleweight. She has gained tremendous experience in two-spirited fights against two-division champion Terri Harper and undisputed lightweight champion Katie Taylor.
Jonas has enjoyed an incredible 2022. Her third opportunity for a title resulted in a second-round stoppage of Chris Namus for the vacant WBO title on February 19. She immediately followed up with another dominating performance victory in a unification against Patricia Berghult on September 3.
The unified champion has power and uses her quick hands to land sharp combinations. Furthermore, her inside fighting ability has improved, and she ends every combination with a powerful right hook.
This is a good fight featuring two champions that like using the jab to create opportunities. Dicaire will use the ring as much as possible to avoid the power of the rival champion. Jonas’s ring IQ and power will be the deciding factor in this contest. Miss GB ultimately wins the battle via unanimous decision.
By: Garrisson Bland