Tasha Jonas has been rewarded for her superb efforts during 2020 after she picked up two awards in Ring Magazine’s Women’s Boxing Awards.
2020 was a year like no other and not for good reasons. The global pandemic brought sports to a standstill but boxing managed to find a way to continue behind closed doors and fans were treated to some spectacular fights despite the limitations. The show must go on, as they say, and boxing powered through, as did online bookies and casinos, such as Casimaru.com who offer a No Deposit Bonus for all new members.
But it was also the first year in which a modest historic moment came to fruition when The Ring created its divisional rankings for women’s boxing, updated weekly by a panel of select writers and insiders from all over the world.
Jonas received the Fight of the Year accolade for her battle with Terri Harper last August, with round five of that contest also receiving Round of the Year.
The fight with Harper was regarded as one of the best female fights of all time, with many fans believing that Jonas had done enough to win the bout and become the new WBC super-featherweight champion.
Speaking on their decision for the awards, Ring Magazine said: “In August 2018 Natasha Jonas was written off after a stoppage loss to Viviane Obenauf. Completely written off.
“Two years and three days later, the Olympian came within one point on one judge’s scorecard from taking Terri Harper’s WBC super-featherweight title. Harper and Jonas traded for 10 rounds, with the infighting some of the best seen the ladies’ game in some time.”
Fighter of the Year: Katie Taylor
Fight of the Year: Terri Harper vs. Natasha Jonas
Knockout of the Year: Seniesa Estrada KO 1 Miranda Adkins
Upset of the Year: Jessica McCaskill W 10 Cecilia Braekhus
Round of the Year: Terri Harper-Natasha Jonas – Round 5
Trainer of the Year: Stefy Bull
Event of the Year: Claressa Shields announces move to MMA
Most Inspirational: Kim Clavel