Jonas admits she lost to Golden Girl
TEAM GB’s Natasha Jonas admits she could have came to the ring armed with a kitchen sink and behind the wheel of a bus and she wouldn’t have beaten Katie Taylor in their lightweight Olympic quarter final Monday.
The Liverpool lady looked a deserving medallist after she brilliantly beat American Queen Underwood earlier during the week, but never looked liked upsetting the world number 1 and Irish boxing sensation Taylor.
Jonas was gracious in defeat and rightly proud of her performance and took some solace from the fact she lost to Golden Girl of boxing and played her part in a fight the IABA billed as the best of the Games so far.
“I could have thrown the Kitchen sink at her. I could have driven a bus at her and it wouldn’t have worked. I came here the fittest, leanest, smartest, healthiest boxer I could be but she’s the best. There’s nothing more I could have done. I could have thrown the kitchen sink and driven a bus into her, but it didn’t work. I’m proud but disappointed. All I could do was my best on the day and I did that. When you see bouts like that how can you argue that women’s boxing isn’t as good as the men? I think we’ve done women’s boxing proud.”