Former WBA super-featherweight winner Natasha Jonas bounced back from her very first professional defeat by a win against Tanzania’s Feriche Mashauri in her home city of Liverpool.

The 34-year-old has been out of action since she was stopped inside four weeks from Viviane Obenauf in August.

The referee granted Jonas the fight by 60 points into 54 after six rounds.

The lightweight confessed following the fight that she had been”rusty” going into the bout after eight months outside.

Jonas, who’s now won seven fights since turning professional in 2017, became the first female British boxer to compete in the Olympics in her home Games in London in 2012.

She says she will start looking for a rematch with Brazil’s Obenauf to use to regain the name.

“We’ve got a route today that we have to move – of course when she is on the route we’ll look to get our pride,” Jonas told Sky Sports.

Jonas was fighting on the undercard at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool as Liam Smith took on Sam Eggington.

But the most significant talking point of the night time came when heavyweight David Price was handed a triumph after rival Kash Ali piece him five rounds into their domestic bout.


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