Natasha Jonas is looking for more medal success

Last Updated: 19/07/13 8:50am

Natasha Jonas has set her sights on a treble next year.

The first British female to box in the Olympics missed out on a medal losing to eventual gold medallist Katie Taylor, from Ireland.

Jonas admits she did all she could to shock the four-time world champion but was soundly beaten, but almost a year on, looks back on London 2012 fondly.

She even picked up a bronze at the European Union Championships in Holland at the start of the month and is already looking at even more success - with a hat-trick of medals up for grabs soon.

"I went out to the French lady (in the EU Championships) and it was a bit disappointing," she told Ringside.

"But that's boxing, isn't it? Sometimes you get the decision, sometimes you don't. But you just have to move on and I will live to fight another day.

"It is the Commonwealths Europeans and Worlds next year, so there are more medals to come!"


"It is the Commonwealths Europeans and Worlds next year, so there are more medals to come!"

Natasha Jonas

While she and her close friends Nicola Adams and Savannah Marshall have, of course, been competing in amateur competitions, two of her Team GB male colleagues have turned professional.

Bronze medal winner Anthony Ogogo has signed up with Golden Boy and is now 3-0, while golden boy Luke Campbell made his debut last weekend.

The Hull lightweight blew Andrew Harris away inside the first round, not only leaving a packed crowd celebrating long into the night, but also surprising plenty of people who wondered whether he could make the switch so smoothly.

But Jonas was anything but surprised.

"I'm probably one of those who wasn't shocked by his performance because he's so talented and such a clever boxer," she said of Campbell.

"And because I've watched him train up in Sheffield and I've seen him do that to people!

"The speed is unbelievable and it's the lengths of his arms, the ways he trains everything, he's got the whole package."


Campbell was the main event at the MS3 Craven Park in Hull.

He and fellow local lad Tommy Coyle had around 9,000 fans watching his Homecoming, leaving Ogogo to kick of the proceedings with a six-rounder himself.

But Jonas believes both former Olympians are already on track.

"He's very, very similar to Luke," she said of Ogogo.

"He works so hard, so, so hard in the gym and he's always in such a good physical condition. If there's something he can't do, he will just keep working on it.

"He is very focused and he knows where he is going and what he wants to achieve."