The war of the words between the camps of Terri Harper and Natasha Jonas is heating up ahead of their fight next week. Jonas’ trainer Joe Gallagher shared a rumor that Harper had been knocked out by a sparring partner in training, and he expressed concern about the champion’s focus going into this match. Harper’s trainer Stefy Bell responded by questioning whether Jonas had the stamina to go the distance, dismissing claims that his fighter had been knocked out. That will likely lead to a tense weigh-in prior to the bout between Harper (10-0 with five knockouts) and Jonas (9-1 with seven knockouts) on Friday.
When: Friday, August 7, 2020
Where: Matchroom Fight Camp, Brentwood, Essex, United Kingdom
Why: WBC and IBO super featherweight titles
Terri Harper vs Natasha Jonas Betting Odds
Harper has emerged as a prodigy, so it’s no surprise to see her listed as a substantial favorite per the boxing betting odds. For those unfamiliar with betting on boxing, the current odds mean that you would have to wager $672 on the unbeaten champion to win $100. If you want to bet on the veteran Jonas, a $100 bet would return a nice $492 profit if she were to pull off the upset.
As the fight nears, there will be decision betting too. You will be able to bet on whether the fight is decided by KO, TKO, or decision, and you can bet on which boxer will win the fight in that fashion as well.
Terri Harper vs Natasha Jonas Preview
After a promising amateur career, Harper turned pro in late 2017. She easily won her first four fights on points before showcasing the power that made her rapidly rise in the ranks. Her quick knockouts of Bec Connolly and Feriche Mashauri earned her a bout with Nina Bradley for the WBC International lightweight belt in March 2019, and she won that fight by TKO to claim her first belt.
A knockout of Claudia Andrea Lopez two months later led to her first major title fight. Harper took on Nozipho Bell for the vacant IBO super featherweight belt, and she won that strap with an eight-round TKO of Bell. She defended her newly won title less than four months later with a unanimous decision victory over Viviane Obenauf, and then she added a second belt to her waist with her victory over Eva Wahlstrom in Sheffield back in February.
Jonas was a latecomer to the sport. She won a bronze medal in the lightweight division at the 2012 World Championships at Qinhuangdao at the age of 27, and she didn’t take her first professional fight until she was 33 years old. She made up for lost time by making quick work of her first four opponents though, knocking them out within the first four rounds.
A victory over Karina Kopinska led to a WBA International super featherweight title shot, and she took advantage with a seventh round TKO of Taoussy L’Hadji. However, she was floored by Obenauf four months later, losing the belt. Jonas clawed her way back to the top with wins over Mashauri and Connolly, but it’s hard to be optimistic about her chances given how she has looked against the same opponents as Harper.
Total Rounds Betting
The fight is scheduled for 12 rounds. Total betting rounds odds will be available soon so be sure to check back. Total betting rounds odds is a wager on how long the fight will last. Let’s say if the total rounds betting line is Over 11.5 Rounds -200, that means that if you think the fight is going to go all 12 rounds, for you to win your bet you would need to bet $200 to win $100. Conversely if you wager Under 11.5 Rounds +150, you would need to risk $100 to win $150. As long as the fight did not go past the 11th round, you would win the under.
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