Natasha Jonas is adamant that she deserved the victory in her cut up choice win over Mikaela Mayer in Liverpool.
America’s Mayer pushed the champion furiously exhausting all through their 10-round IBF welterweight world title battle, successful extensively on one decide’s card however shedding by a slender margin on the opposite two.
Mayer declared that the choice ought to have gone her approach on Saturday evening, however Jonas dismissed that declare.
“I believed I used to be comfortably two rounds up on the finish,” Jonas instructed Sky Sports activities.
“I respect folks’s opinion. Everybody’s entitled to 1. However the end result issues on the day and I obtained the end result.
“All in all, I received. I grinded it out. I made it a bit bit uncomfortable for myself within the center rounds. Once more I received, that is all I can say. I received.”
Their battle was exhausting, shut and entertaining. However Jonas was assured that she had come via.
“I do truthfully imagine every thing that Joe [Gallagher, her trainer] says. So when he tells me a end result, there’s been fights up to now the place he is stated you are two down, you might want to do one thing. I respect what he says and if he assume it is shut, he’ll all the time give it to the opposite particular person,” the defending champion defined.
“He had me successful by two rounds in the long run. He was tallying the rounds up as we went alongside.
“Generally you possibly can field sensible and lose or draw, no matter it’s, and the choice would not go your approach and typically you possibly can scrape a win and I believe I did that.”
Whereas she did not assure the American a rematch, Jonas didn’t rule it out.
“After all that shall be an choice,” she stated. “We’ll sit down and see what alternatives can be found and I am going to select one of the best one for me.
“If that is Mikaela Mayer, we’ll select Mikaela Mayer. If that is Lauren Value, we select her. If that is Jessica McCaskill, we select her. If that is Katie Taylor, we select her.”
Whereas Saturday’s consequence is likely to be hotly disputed, the battle itself was brilliantly fought and intensely contested. On that foundation alone it might advantage a rematch.
“It was exhausting work, precisely what I believed,” Jonas stated. “Two class operators and two top-class feminine fighters who’ve been nicely schooled, been within the Olympic cycle, been the exhausting route, been in via the amateurs and that elite degree.
“I believed it was going to be powerful. However I received.”